As 2018 begins we would like to reflect on what we achieved through our Community and Conservation projects to help us refocus on where we are going.

2017 saw the launch of the United Nations’ World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) campaign to highlight the benefits of sustainable tourism. In keeping with this theme, The Safari Collection’s dedicated team spent 2017 trying to fulfil this mission as highlighted in our 2017 Sustainability infographic below.

The Safari Collection’s Sustainability Infographic for 2107.

Last year we raised over US$ 500,000 for our sustainability projects with the help of our clients, donors and partners. Our 2017 infographic illustrates what was accomplished and where our energy was allocated.

In 2017, 150 children took part in our Team Talk project to learn more about FGM, HIV awareness and child’s rights led by the facilitators from the SAFE Samburu organisation.

To kick start 2018, The Safari Collection’s office donated US$ 2,830 over the festive season which will fund a weekend of women’s empowerment in Samburu this year. This project will be similar to the innovative Team Talk project we ran at Sasaab in 2017

©Scott Ramsey

In 2017 we served up 250,000 school lunches. A daily school meal provides a strong incentive to send children to school and keep them there. It allows the children to focus on their studies, rather than their stomachs.

Our task for 2018 is to raise the bar and generate more for our Community & Conservation projects. So far, we have various School Projects, Empowerment Programmes, Dental Clinics and Eye Clinics in the diary and look forward to filling it up with more sustainable initiatives.

At Sala’s Camp we run a dedicated conservation vehicle which drives out into the Masai Mara National Reserve every day to monitor the big cat populations in the isolated southern sector and report on their behaviour, numbers and health.

If you would like to get involved or to find out more please email [email protected]