Our business is organising tours to Africa, and we’re proud of what we do. For us, however, Africa is much more than simply a source of business. It is a part of the world that is important to us all; its countryside, flora and fauna are exceptional and deserve to be cherished and protected for the benefit of future generations. Africa is also a continent that needs help in its work to improve living conditions for its population and to boost its economic Development.
By way of a natural extension to our core values, we are committed to giving something back to the continent that we find so fascinating, and to the people who have given us and our guests so many fantastic experiences over the years.
While there are many ways to help Africa, what is most important to remember is that our help really matters and that even limited means can make a significant difference. We take a realistic view of our opportunities to help, however, and have therefore selected a number of projects that are close to our hearts. They are projects we know from first-hand experience, projects we visit regularly, and projects our guests also have the chance to visit during their tours.
We want to be sure that the support we make available reaches its intended target, helps the right people, and lays the foundations for ongoing assistance that boosts development. That is why we have selected a number of specific projects that we support wholeheartedly through financial backing and direct involvement – and we want to give our guests the opportunity to join us. We support these projects through direct donations.
We set up an account for each of the projects we support, as this enables us to ensure that donations go directly and ‘undiluted’ to the intended receivers. The accounts on which donations are deposited belong to the projects we support and are run by people we know and trust completely. In this way, we can be sure that the money goes to the right place and is used for the intended purpose. If you wish to support a project, you can transfer your donation to the account numbers for the individual projects presented below.
We would like to emphasise that any donation you make will go directly and in full to the project in question. Africa Safari will not touch your donation, and the sum will be transferred directly to our partners who will make sure that it is used in full for the intended purpose.
The projects we support are described in more detail below.
Working with our partner, Zara Charity, in Tanzania, we have helped establish the Ngorongoro Masai Pre-School. The school is located in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, which, in addition to being home to thousands of Masai, also comprises the famous Ngorongoro crater that features in our Tanzania safari itineraries.
Africa Safari has donated USD 30,000 to the construction of the school. In association with other sponsors, we have therefore been instrumental in establishing this important facility. The school functions as a kind of ‘kindergarten’ for Masai children aged 3–6, who go there to learn what ‘going to school’ actually entails. As such, it teaches them what to expect when they start going to ‘proper’ school at the age of 7. The school was opened in May 2015 and is currently frequented by around 40 Masai children, who also live in the student halls linked to the school.
Operation of the school depends on continued donations to help pay the teachers and to buy teaching materials, food and drink for the children. It costs approx. USD 850 to provide one year of education for each child. Our guests have the opportunity to visit the school during their safari in Tanzania.
To make a donation to the Masai Pre-School project, click here.
Please state: ‘Masai Pre-School’ in the ‘Description’ field.
LOVING GOD PRE-SCHOOL, JEPPES REEF, SOUTH AFRICA
Loving God Pre-School was founded back in 2001 by a former employee of Pestana Kruger Lodge. Over the years, Africa Safari has provided support for various projects.
Today, the school is run by Shadra Maseko, and she does what she can to keep the nursery open through donations and meagre school fees.
If you would like to visit the project during your stay at Pestana Kruger Lodge, Africa Safari will pay for your transport, so it will be free for you to get out there. Perhaps you would like to bring a small donation with you to the school instead? It doesn’t matter whether it’s clothes, toys or something else that you’ve brought from home, or something we have to stop and buy on the way there. Please contact us for more details, or have a chat with our tour coordinator, who you will meet at Pestana Kruger Lodge.
The children, who are aged 3–5, love to be visited by our guests – and will reciprocate your donation with happy hugs and big smiles.
Our guests have regularly visited the nursery since 2010, and over the years, there have been many improvements and wonderful donations, such as a new school building, toilet block, fridges, tiles + paint, a lean-to, water pump and tank, as well as lots of food, clothes and toys.
Follow the school on Facebook: Loving God Pre-School, South Africa
You can support the project via the following account:
Standard Bank Malelane
Account no.: 081 48 60 73
Sort code: 053252
Swift number: SB ZA ZA JJ
(Please note that IBAN numbers are not used in South Africa)
NOTE: If you choose to support this project, please send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org), when you have transferred the money. We will then let the school know to check that the money arrives.
In Kenya, we and our partner work with the organisation Pack for a Purpose. The organisation collaborates with a large number of orphanages, schools, kindergartens, etc. around the world, where you can donate toys, pencils, clothes, footballs, etc. The projects list what is needed in their local area on their website to ensure that you don’t take 10 footballs to a village or an orphanage where they need rubbers.
Through Africa Safari and our partner, you have the opportunity to support three projects in Kenya, depending on which Kenya tour you’re going on.
All three projects need the following:
Pencils, pens, coloured pencils, glue sticks, rulers, pencil cases, rubbers, protractors, pencil sharpeners
Ball pumps, balls (footballs, tennis balls, basketballs, etc.), football kits, whistles
Pots and pans, bowls, plastic cups and plates (not disposable)
Sanitary towels and tampons
On this tour, you have the chance to support a school in the town of Voi, near Tsavo National Park.
In addition to the above, the school also needs:
Children’s clothing and shoes, solar-powered calculators, scissors, school bags.
On these four tours, you have the chance to support a kindergarten/school in the town of Emali.
In addition to the above, the kindergarten/school also needs:
Chalk, solar-powered calculators, gardening books (in English)
On these tours, you have the chance to support an orphanage around an hour’s drive from Nairobi.
Karibu Kenya safari and beach holiday in Mombasa
Karibu Kenya safari
Karibu Kenya and beach holiday in Zanzibar
Family safari in Kenya
Hakuna Matata safari
Hakuna Matata and beach holiday in Zanzibar
Hakuna Matata and beach holiday in Mombasa
In addition to the above, the orphanage also needs:
School bags, puzzles, sewing kits, beads, children’s wear and shoes, mosquito nets, bedding, blankets, pillows, towels, hairbrushes, soap, hairpins and hair elastics, toothbrushes, hand cream, toothpaste, reading glasses
If you would like to support one of these projects on your tour to Kenya, let us know when you book your trip and we’ll arrange a stop where you can hand in your donations!
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