We empower crucial wilderness areas in East Africa, benefitting people and nature alike.
By making bold, and often pioneering, investments into areas that are ecologically and economically vulnerable, we aim to turn these areas into viable conservation economies, benefitting both the local communities as well as the environment.
We acknowledge that people and nature are inseparable partners, so we work closely with communities, authorities, NGOs and industry partners to achieve the best possible long-term outcomes for all concerned. With the help of our guests, who contribute a levy of US$5 for each night that they stay with us, we’re able to make the most significant positive impact towards our goal of empowering these areas, including the communities and wildlife that call them home.
We are proud to share with you Asilia Africa’s new Positive Impact report, reporting on the financial year June 2020 - May 2021. We release a report every year to showcase what we’ve accomplished with our implementing partners and the support of your contributions as friends and guests of Asilia.
Featured Project: Usangu Wetlands
A new project aimed at supporting the vast and hugely important Usangu Wetlands region in southern Tanzania.
In 2019, Asilia launched a project to learn more about the Usangu Wetlands region of Ruaha National Park in Tanzania. The research seeks to determine how the area could be sustainably developed to promote investment for safari tourism, while also assessing needs in terms of infrastructural and conservation upgrades. The research is instrumental in learning about and monitoring this unique ecosystem and ecological trends.
The initial research findings explore the viability of tourism for Usangu, as well as familiarise Asilia with the layout of the landscape, understand the various ecozones and ecotones, learn about the biodiversity within those landscapes and habitats, and establish prospects for exciting tourism opportunities that will in turn provide funding to aid in the sustainable development and protection of the Usangu Wetlands region.
Read more here about the Usangu Wetlands as a new frontier for Positive Impact.