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Profile: David Ryan, Founder of Out2Africa
David Ryan, the founder of Africa's leading online tour operator and safari specialist, Rhino Africa (www.rhinoafrica.com), as well as its gay spinoff brand, Out2Africa (www.out2africa.com), has already made quite a name for himself in Cape Town and across the African continent. Since the company launched in 2004, it has grown in size and reputation, earning heaps of accolades for creating extraordinary tailor-made holidays in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, the Indian Ocean Islands, and East Africa.

More recently, those involved in LGBT travel have taken greater notice, since Ryan and Rhino Africa won this year's Pioneer Award from the IGLTA (International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association). "Pioneer" is an apt description, as he is at the forefront of using travel and tourism as a powerful tool to uplift local communities, alleviate poverty, and protect and conserve wildlife.

With a passion for endangered species, most notably his company's eponymous rhino mascot, Ryan is a vocal activist for conservation and protection. He pushes boundaries to find new ways to turn his life's work into a paradigm-shifting force. In addition to rhinoceros protection programs, he also founded Challenge4aCause, a bicycle fundraising challenge in Namibia (home to many of the world's treacherously low numbers of endangered black rhinos), and also supports Township daycare centers and community outreach programs. His upstart Save the Rhino Parade even won best float at Cape Town Pride, again finding ways to blend passions for the LGBT community, other local communities facing challenges, and animal protection.

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Published on:  January 4, 2012


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