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!
Asilia’s highly successful environmental programme for children is now at Matemwe, Zanzibar “Twende Porini” – Let’s go to the bush, Asilia’s environmental project has been around since 2015. Groups of children from local communities in the areas surrounding our camps in Kenya and Tanzania are hosted at one of our chosen camps for four to five days. During the stay, they learn about wildlife and the importance of protecting animals as well as preserving our areas.
What is Eco-Travel? According to the International Ecotourism Society, eco-friendly travel is defined as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserve the environment, sustain the well-being of the local people, and involve interpretation and education” (TIES, 2015). In essence, eco-tourism follows three main principles which are; conservation, communities, and education.
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.
By Britta Foulis – Content Marketing Manager Meet Zawadi There’s one particular lady at Dunia Camp, who has made a name for herself in the Serengeti, our very own Zawadi, and we would love to share her story with you.
By Warren Glam – Content Writer For many East African farmers, who work through every scorching hour they can find, night is far longer than day. At night they must wait, with their beds little more than prisons for weary limbs and restless minds. If they’re lucky, they’ll doze a while and wake to discover their crops intact. If luck is against them, elephants will have cleared their crops by dawn. This is one reality of human-wildlife conflict. Another is that animals have less room to breathe as people encroach on their habitat. Indeed, East Africa is a land of finite resources, where there is only so much of everything to go around. Food, water, space: people and wildlife share it all.
By Anwynn Louw – Online Marketing Assistant A Plastic Problem What do you see when you look at the below image? An adorable leopard cub or a piece of plastic that has made it into the wild?
By Britta Foulis – Content Marketing Manager We have done it again! Asilia Africa has, once again, been awarded the Platinum Status for the Global Impact Investing Rating System (GIIRS) for the year 2018/19. As a company, Asilia believes in one thing – We are committed to empowering crucial wilderness areas in East Africa, benefitting people and nature alike.
Each June marks the beginning of the new safari season in East Africa. In addition to getting up and running in our camps, we also use this time to reflect on our Positive Impacts and our mission to empower crucial wilderness areas in East Africa, benefitting people and nature alike. In our ongoing efforts we have committed to actively contributing to the United Nations initiative to transform our world.