Why Uprise?

The Uprise Mission

We strive to increase global happiness by providing innovative, inspirational, and sustainable travel experiences that positively impact our clients and the communities they visit.

Our Vision

We aim to become the leading provider of African travel experiences, and the world’s leading practitioner of sustainable travel.

Our Values

Lifelong learning

Friendship

Trust

Passion

Diversity

Safety

Environmental stewardship

Sustainability is written into our mission

We strive to increase global happiness by providing innovative, inspirational, and sustainable travel experiences that positively impact our clients and the communities they visit.

We pledge HONESTY

As a business founded on a love of travel and pure passion for creating positive change, we don’t lie to customers about our sustainability efforts, but instead we choose to be transparent with them about the realities of “sustainable” travel.

By 2030, the world will need to sustainably manage 1.8 billion international tourists. We are up for the challenge.

We believe in pro-poor tourism. We believe that responsible travel can be a source of sustainable development that decreases poverty. This attitude influences every decision we make as a business.

  • We will permanently commit a minimum of 3% of our profits to charitable causes impacting the communities where we travel.
  • We intend to create the Uprise Foundation by 2022, with a goal of supporting sustainable tourism and hospitality education for people in the communities where we work.

We don’t ignore the carbon problem.

As human beings living on planet earth, one of the easiest ways to reduce your carbon footprint is to stay put. Just don’t go anywhere! You might also consider permanently traveling by sailboat, kayak, bicycle, or horseback. In the meantime, we use gas-burning cars to get you places. Here’s how we work to lessen our impact:

  • We are committed to selling carbon offsets to 50% of our clients by 2021, and offsetting 100% of our carbon footprint by 2028.
“When you go places, your carbon footprint usually gets bigger. This is not a good thing.”
Eric Bragg
Uprise Travel co-founder
Birds and Wildlife of Senegal and Gambia