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Ethical vacations

We wholeheartedly believe that when you travel, you should travel with knowledge of the impact you are making on the world around you. There are countless pioneers of sustainable tourism who we work with closely, from out of the way eco-camps supporting local communities to luxury hotels who have invented new ways to minimize their carbon footprint.

Being ethical doesn’t mean you have to forfeit your comforts; there are countless places blending luxury and sustainability in equal measure. We are proud that we feature a number of properties in our portfolio that consciously make an effort to preserve a low carbon footprint, yet still offering guests a wonderful place to stay. Others embrace their habitats by fitting in with the wildlife rather than overcoming it, and supporting local communities so that tourism has a hugely positive effect on the destination you are visiting.

You could find yourselves in an eco-lodge in the Blue Mountains, a rustic hideaway in the Himalayas, or a tented camp in Botswana, content in the knowledge that you’re staying somewhere that does its best to minimize its impact on the environment and local communities.

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Off The Beaten Track in Swedish Lapland

Rane River, Lake Vitträsket & Harads, Lapland

Looking for a vacation truly out of the ordinary? Then look no further than this Swedish Lapland trio. Start with a stay in a tented camp at the edge of a frozen lake, move onto a charming guesthouse to re-adjust and then finish up in your own treehouse.

Best for: Adventure, Couples, Eco/ethical tourism, Wildlife

Ethiopia’s Bale and Simien Mountains in Style

Addis Ababa, Bale Mountain Lodge & Limalimo

Combine Ethiopia's best luxury lodges; Bale Mountain Lodge and Limalimo in the Simien Mountains. By taking a private charter between the lodges, you can spend longer in each location making the most of the views, wildlife and the vibrant local culture.

Best for: Couples, Eco/ethical tourism, Adventure, Culture

Foraging & Fun: A Family Adventure to Sweden

Stockholm, Kolarbyn & Stockholm Archipelago

Combine Stockholm with an adventure into the wilds of Sweden which your children will simply adore. Stay in rustic log cabins, pick berries in the forest and spot moose before returning to an exclusive luxury camp on a private island to put your feet up.

Best for: Adventure, Eco/ethical tourism, Family, Couples

Great Guiding in Southern Africa

Victoria Falls, Mana Pools, Hwange and the Quirimbas Archipelago

Great guiding can make or break a safari, at Scott Dunn we believe this extends beyond the bush, to the beach. Let some of the best guides in Southern Africa bring their unique environments alive and give you an unforgettable vacation experience.

Best for: Adventure, Couples, Eco/ethical tourism, Wildlife

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