A new app called Envago has been heralded as ‘the Airbnb and Uber of adventure travel’. The free app is available on iTunes and allows adventure seekers to satiate their appetites by searching by category of adventure (air, earth, water, rock and ice or volunteer), activity, or by map to view a range of providers meeting their needs.
Adventure planners can become verified within the app and then create a profile, events and adventures for people to buy. Examples of activities available include white water rafting, trekking in Uganda and community-based activities (‘voluntourism’) like volunteering projects in Nepal.
Envago’s founder Lujaina Kharusi believes the app will have a big impact on adventure travel: “Envago will change the way we access and experience adventure,” she said. “It's about choice and opportunity; Envago will democratise adventure travel for all.”