Fair Trade Safaris is the culmination of Saurabh Khetrapal’s life’s work. After spending his formative years in East Africa (Tanzania and Kenya), Saurabh moved to the United States in 1990. During the intervening years, Saurabh has become a highly successful serial entrepreneur and angel investor in Silicon Valley, as well as a prolific philanthropist and traveler across his home continent.
From a very young age, Saurabh has been passionate about projects that help those in need. In high school, he went on weekly visits to orphanages in Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzania) and was a frequent volunteer at nearby leprosy villages where he helped in the construction of hospitals and clinics. As an adult, Saurabh and his wife, Kavita have personally lent their support to the South African Baphumelele Educare Centre and Children’s Home for children abandoned/orphaned by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Kavita is a doctor – a board-certified pediatrician – who is licensed to practice medicine in Texas and New York. She is particularly passionate about issues surrounding women and children.
Saurabh and Kavita are also currently assisting community based organizations in townships and slums across East Africa and Southern Africa. Their financial contributions and mentorship assist local leaders and residents in their aspirations to develop and advance development projects within their communities.
A self-professed wildlife junkie and addict of the African bush, Saurabh Khetrapal has been on numerous safaris across all the major wildlife parks and reserves in Africa since the age of 8. He is deeply passionate about his homeland and its peoples.
Fair Trade Safaris is a socially-responsible luxury travel company taking you on a journey to witness real Africa. Enjoy the absolute best in African travel, while making a difference – because 100% of our profits generated from your trip go to projects that help the local communities and protect Africa's rich wildlife. And while you are on your luxury vacation, you might find a few new friends along the way.
The founders/owners of Fair Trade Safaris have over 35 years of experience in photographic safaris, cultural trips, and philanthropy & wildlife conservation-based activities in Africa. We would love to use our experience and knowledge to plan your African adventure!