Booking an AAC safari is more than just game viewing; there is purpose to making a difference! We are very involved in many African communities, giving back to conservation projects, and supporting guides at grass roots level. We are especially focused to assist students’ education as it is our hope they will continue in the wildlife conservation or tourism field. Let us arrange a visit to these projects on your safari travels!
Aug. 2023 – Understanding Human-wildlife conflict and strategies for co-existence
As we enter high season for safari travel, we do want to thank many AAC travelers for your generosity.
Mother of Africa, Zimbabwe – We continue to donate and support their community and conservation projects in Matobo Hills and Hwange. Our newest projects was getting the Womens’ Shelter in place. And the anti+poaching unit continues to work well with half the team of ranger being women.
Youth Nutrition and Water Program at Lake Eyasi, Tanzania – The Pollack/Wong Family visited the school and were so inspired by the children and teachers that they started a non-profit to earn funds to help these children and give them a chance for a brighter future. Their annual fundraiser has gone to build a new kitchen. And the other new project is the platform with new water tanks coming.
Bushlife Life Conservancy – Mana Pools. The anti-poaching unit has received two new vehicles and the new ranger station is now completed at Chitangazuva. Wildlife conservation clubs continue in the areas around Mana Pools.
Dec. 2022 – Thank you!
“Alison, Mark and team, Heartfelt thank you for the kind donation to Uthando and our community development partners. Love. Team Uthando and James”
May 2022 Update – We would like to thank our client Mr. Brad for his generosity in sponsoring the feeding program for 516 school children for the year of 2023!
Our clients traveling to Tanzania are incredibly generous! We have partnered with a primary school near Lake Eyasi. The AAC staff have adopted the project Youth Nutrition and a Water Program at Lake Eyasi (LEYNWP).AAC will assist in ensuring supplies reach the students if clients can bring them to Arusha or deliver them personally with a visit during their safari.
For 2022 we will continue the scholarship fund for over 35 children of the Tanzania guides who take our clients out on safari.
We have over the years recognized Ephata Lotashau, Emmanuel Mkenda, and Hillary Mandia in our annual Guide of the Year award.
AAC sponsored Jonathan for 4 years at college. He is now working in Nairobi and you may have him as your private guide!
Through Children in the Wilderness there is an opportunity to sponsor several girls/boys to attend High School. If you are interested in donating directly to a child, we would put you in touch with a needy participant in schools around Matobo Hills and Hwange. 12/20/22 – matching donation sent in honor of Brenda Yost from her family and AAC.
AAC has a new sponsorship commitment in the Nkuringo community.
We sponsor the opportunity for camp guides to improve their specialist knowledge providing them with private guiding opportunities that many of our lucky clients enjoy on a complimentary basis. Brooks Kamanakao is one such guide!
Wilderness Safaris Trust:
We continue to be supporters of Wilderness Safaris camps in Southern and East Africa. Beyond the outstanding safari experience they deliver, we know that for every bed-night we book with them, a portion of the price goes to the Wilderness Wildlife Trust. This is a true commitment to sustainable photo graphic tourism.
Cape Town orphanage/community:
Contact us to set up a tour for you during your time in Cape Town. Uthando raises funds for impoverished townships http://uthandosa.org/
Mother Africa Foundation:
In partnership with Amalinda Lodge, we continue to donate and support their community and conservation projects in Matobo Hills.