We say Thank you!
10 Years of DER Touristik Foundation

Travel the world with us through 97 projects in 28 countries on five continents


We have supported women in becoming their own masters. We have sent tracking dogs on the trail of poachers. And we have reforested mangroves.

Did we think in 2014 that we would be able to look back on such a record today?

Certainly not!

When we set up our Foundation 10 years ago, we had a vision: as an international travel group, we wanted to use the power of tourism to take responsibility for people, animals and nature in the countries we travel to and help communities realise their full potential.

With your help, we have been able to support almost 100 projects over the past 10 years: From women empowerment to animal welfare projects to active environmental protection – we have set significant changes in motion.

Take a journey through the years by exploring the captivating stories of the people behind the projects. We are delighted about the moving stories they tell us!

Our proudest achievements

  • 71 schools for 15,000 children
  • 15,000 mangroves
  • 58 microcredits for Maasai women
  • 66 graduates in tourism and hospitality
  • 52 elephant guards in Tanzania
  • Environmental education for 1.800 children in Kruger National Park
  • 1 marine mammal centre
  • 36 anti-poaching training courses for female rangers
  • 112 craft training programmes for young people
  • 3 turtle conservation projects

We want to thank you!

We are deeply grateful for every single donation and the tremendous commitment of our project partners who have accompanied us on this exciting journey over the past ten years.

Your commitment and donations have enabled us to touch so many people and change lives.

We look forward to many more great projects and look to the future with great enthusiasm. Because our mission to protect the diversity of the earth is our greatest motivation!

Kinder Familienplanung Tansania

Who are the people behind the projects?


Saving coral reefs in the Maldives
Aya Naseem about stars


Womens Empowerment Tansania
Mamaai Letoo about her new self-determination


Sea turtles in Türkiye
Environmental education at its best


Primary school in Cuba
Graduate Yenny tells us more


Pimali Thailand
Noey about new perspectives


Detection Dogs in South Africa
How animals protect animals


Mangrove Conservation in Sri Lanka
Dhanushka & the love for mangroves


Smiling Gecko Cambodia
Mariyas way from the slums to the Michelin-starred kitchen