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. WithRead More
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? Earlier this year, one of our guests captured these images of two leopard cubs playing with a discarded plastic bottle in the Masai Mara close to Rekero Camp. While these images are heart-breaking, they show exactly how the use of plastics has a direct, and negative, impact on our wildlife as well as our environment. During April 2017 Kenya announced a ban on single-use plastic bags. The Guardian has reported that; “it’s clear that there have been significant knock-on effects on businesses, consumers and evenRead More
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. In saying this, we are extremely proud to have received this rating and will do all we can to continue to help empower the people and wilderness areas that we support. By staying with Asilia, you directly impact the people and wildlife of the area, so a huge thank you goes out to all of our guests for their continued support. You canRead More
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.