Community Development Through Responsible Tourism

As a company, we at Serendipity Safaris, identify with lodges that feel a commitment to uplifting the local communities which border their reserves. It is through their commitment that we are able to get our clients to contribute to these projects, be it directly by making donations or indirectly by us utilizing these lodges for our guests. A percentage of monies generated by the lodges as a result of our clients booking their safaris with us and goes into funding these projects.

One such company that we make use of is African Bush Camps who operate in Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana. Their foundation supports Education, Conservation and Community Empowerment. African Bush Camps, as a result of being spread far and wide through Zimbabwe and Botswana, are able to reach thousands of people and directly influence and enrich the lives of these neighbouring communities.

African Bush Camps Foundation – WHY?

EDUCATIONAL PROJECTS:

ZIMBABWE – HWANGE

  • HWANGE MAIN CAMP EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT (ECD) INFRASTRUCTURE
  • MAMBANJE PRIMARY SCHOOL PLAY CENTRE
  • DETEMA SECONDARY SCHOOL SCIENCE EQUIPMENT
  • DETEMA SECONDARY SCHOOL SCIENCE EQUIPMENT
  • MAMBANJE TEACHERS COTTAGE
  • UMTSHIBI CAMP PRESCHOOL
  • SPONSOR A TEACHER – MAIN CAMP PRIMARY
  • SPONSOR A TEACHER – MAMBANJE PRIMARY
  • TEXTBOOKS FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS PROJECT
  • GOATS FOR EDUCATION
  • SCHOOL FEEDING PROGRAMME
  • LIFE SKILLS PROGRAMS: HIGH SCHOOL AND TERTIARY
  • PRIMARY SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS, HWANGE MAIN CAMP
  • PRIMARY SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS, MAMBANJE PRIMARY SCHOOL
  • HIGH SCHOOL AND TERTIARY SCHOLARSHIPS
  • MAMBANJE/MAKWANDARA LOW-COST BOARDING INITIATIVE

ZIMBABWE – MOLA (KARIBA)

  • MAYOVHE SECONDARY SCHOOL
  • MANGWARA PRIMARY SCHOOL

ZIMBABWE – HWANGE – MANA POOL S – MOLA (KARIBA)

  • INTERNSHIPS
  • SCHOOL CONSERVATION CLUBS

BOTSWANA – KHWAI

  • KHWAI PRE-SCHOOL

BOTSWANA – CHOBE

  • KACHIKAU PRIMARY SCHOOL DISABILITY UNIT

CONSERVATION PROJECTS:

 ZIMBABWE – MANA POOLS, ZIMBABWE – MOLA (KARIBA)

  • GREENER’ CAMPS – DRINKING WATER & UPCYCLING OF WASTE MATERIAL

ZIMBABWE – HWANGE

  • MAMBANJE ANIMAL HEALTH INITIATIVE
  • MAMBANJE MOBILE CATTLE BOMA INITIATIVE
  • MAMBANJE LION GUARDIAN PROGRAMME

COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT PROJECTS:

ZIMBABWE – MOLA (KARIBA)

  • MOLA WILDLIFE COEXISTENCE PROGRAMME
  • COMMUNITY EXCHANGES – ECO EDUCATION & SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

ZIMBABWE – HWANGE

  • HWANGE SKILLS HUB
  • MAMBANJE COMMUNITY GARDEN & SOLAR BOREHOLE
  • COMMUNITY EXCHANGES – ECO EDUCATION & SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
  • DETEMA SEWING GROUP
  • THANDANANI SEWING PROJECT
  • VUKANI GROUP

 ZAMBIA – LIVINGSTONE

  • MAUNGA HEALTH CENTRE

BOTSWANA – KHWAI

  • KHWAI CULTURAL VILLAGE

BOTSWANA – CHOBE

  • PARAKURUNGU CHICKEN PROJECT
  • VUCHE CRAFT COOPERATIVE
  • METSIMAHURA SEWING PROJECT, KACHIKAU

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