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!
By Britta Foulis – Content Marketing Manager The Serengeti and its ecosystem owe much of their characteristics to Ol Doinyo Lengai, (“Mountain of God” in the Maasai language) an active volcano that lies to the southeast. What makes Ol Doinyo Lengai so unique is that, unlike other volcanoes, it ejects carbonatite ashes, which turn white when exposed to the atmosphere. Prevailing winds deposit these ashes on the plains of the eastern and southern Serengeti.
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 Going on a safari in Africa, at least once in your life, is on most people’s bucket list. Safari dreams conjure up images of never-ending grasslands, massive migrating herds of wildebeest, canvas tents with lots of wood and copper, prowling predators, circling birds of prey, and sipping cocktails as you look out to the horizon watching the sun slinking away and giving way to another night in Africa. Most people are not sure what a safari actually entails though, so we’ve compiled a comprehensive guide to your first ever safari!
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.
The Positive Impact Your Stay Makes June marks the beginning of the new safari season in East Africa. In addition to getting up and running in camp, we also use this time to reflect on our Positive Impact: our mission to empower crucial wilderness areas in East Africa, benefitting people and nature alike. To achieve this founding vision of Asilia, we manage the financial management of this process via AsiliaGiving, our online donation platform representing our UK and US charities.
By Clarissa Hughes – Positive Impact Co-ordinator World Giraffe Day is a good time to reflect on the status of this archetypal safari species. On 8 December 2016 the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) placed giraffe in the vulnerable category of the Red List of threatened species. Having already gone extinct from Burkina Faso, Eritrea, Guinea, Malawi, Mauritania, Nigeria and Senegal the sounding of the alarm was overdue.