By Britta Foulis – Content Marketing Manager We are delighted to have been acknowledged by Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA) in their inaugural Tourism Awards which acknowledge the important contributions of tourism stakeholders in different areas.
By Clarissa Hughes The Ruaha landscape in southern Tanzania is recognized globally for its outstanding biodiversity and species endemism. The European Union formally identified it as a Key Landscape for Conservation. Home to 10% of the world’s remaining lions Ruaha is an important contributor to the big cats’ continued existence.
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 Britta Foulis – Content Marketing Manager Last month, The Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research released their first ever biome report after deploying camera traps in the Mara Naboisho Conservancy. You can read about their findings here.
By Britta Foulis – Content Marketing Manager In June 2019, Asilia will be one of the first safari operators to introduce an electric safari vehicle to our Ol Pejeta Bush Camp, in Ol Pejeta Conservancy. A Swedish company, OPIBUS, are driven by the overwhelming evidence of climate change and want to ensure that developing countries are on track with the rest of the world in terms of thinking ahead and taking climate change into account.
The Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research falls under part of the University College of London’s Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment. In 2018, the Centre undertook a huge biome project, setting up many camera traps within the Greater Mara Area in Kenya in order to gain a better understanding of the wildlife in these areas and how they were living and behaving.
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 It’s usually while you’re watching an epic wildlife documentary that the idea of going on safari is born and you begin plans to make this dream come to life. Whether it be a look into the endless battle for survival in The Great Migration, a captivating story from the vantage point of a predator, or a critical analysis of the state of the planet and it’s precious creatures – there is a wildlife documentary out there that is sure to teach, inspire and fascinate all.
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!