In 2009, we became a founding member of the Mara Naboisho Conservancy and since then, our bold, and often pioneering, investments have helped to create viable conservation economies and benefits as well as job opportunities for the local people, too.
Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a walking guide in the African bush? Becoming a walking guide is a long journey, it takes experience and special skills to lead guests on foot through the bush and offer them an exciting and educational walking safari.
By Anwynn Louw, Digital Marketing Assistant Charles Matara knows what it takes to follow your dreams. Having first joined the Asilia family as a trainee guide, he is now a fully qualified walking guide and the head guide at Kwihala Camp.
On the 5th of June, the Tanzanian Tour Guide Awards announced their yearly winners. We could not be prouder of Moinga Timan, who was awarded The Tanzanian Guide of the Year Award for 2019! An incredible accomplishment that is a testament to Moi’s passion for wildlife. It is absolutely a well-deserved award that acknowledges the dedication and hard work he has put in over the years.
By Britta Foulis – Content Marketing Manager On the 5th of June, it was announced that the Hadza communities of the Yaeda Valley in northern Tanzania had won a 2019 Equator Prize. The United Nations Development Programme’s Equator Initiative “brings together the United Nations, governments, civil society, businesses and grassroots organisations to recognise and advance local, sustainable development solutions for people, nature and resilient communities.”
By Anwynn Louw – Digital Marketing Assistant East Africa is a blend of adventure, culture, history and captivating scenes to feast your eyes on! However, before East Africa became what it is known as today, it was undiscovered and known to only a few.
By Britta Foulis – Content Marketing Manager Our Twende Porini programme welcomes children from local communities to experience what a safari is all about and learn about the importance of protecting our wildlife and conserving the areas that we call home.
By Britta Foulis – Content Marketing Manager Throughout the year we bring children from local communities to our camps for a 5-day educational programme. Known as Twende Porini, meaning “let’s got to the bush”, the programme teaches these children about conservation and wildlife in fun and interesting ways while treating the kids to a safari experience, too!
By Britta Foulis – Content Marketing Manager Relics of Namiri Plains Namiri Plains has officially relaunched. The brand new camp is situated in the semi-arid and remote eastern Serengeti, set along the Ngare Nanyuki River – an area that offers an uncrowded experience.
By Epimark Lastone – Tanzanian Positive Impact Co-ordinator In this blog post, Epimark Lastone, our Tanzanian Positive Impact Co-ordinator provides more insight into our vegetable gardens in the Northern Serengeti and Rubondo Island.