By Epimark Lastone – Tanzanian Positive Impact Co-Ordinator A philosophy we hold close to our hearts is that of actively supporting local communities and finding ways to ensure these communities have the opportunity to empower themselves in the most positive way possible. Many community members from local villages find it hard to find jobs and create sustainable incomes – a very real issue these communities face today is that many members have to resort to illegal work such as poaching in order to make a living. This is a mindset that we work hard to change and hope that our Positive Impact work makes a change in their lives, too.
Tell us a bit about yourself and what it is that you do? I’m Stanley Raymond and I’m a resident guide at Jabali Ridge. How has working with Asilia Africa impacted your life? Working with Asilia Africa impacted my life with the ability to support my family. What is the most rewarding thing about your work? The most rewarding thing about my work is the guiding training that brings the best of my work. In one sentence, how would you convince someone to visit East Africa? Coming to East Africa you will get to experience the vast protected areas with many wildlife species, pristine tribes, and their cultures and the link between the bush and beach. Ruaha National Park, TanzaniaRead More
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. We are so proud to have such strong and empowering women as a part of the Asilia family and will continue to sing their praises for as long as possible and show off their spectacular talents and accomplishments. Here is a special moment in the Serengeti of Zawadi proudly showing off her article in Conde Nast Traveler! The Wonder Women Of Dunia Camp Dunia Camp was never started with the idea of an all-female staff in mind – everything justRead More
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.