Impact On Africa
IMPACT ON AFRICA is part of our commitment to help them succeed – a selection of local programs in Africa with successful track records of accomplishment. A portion of the proceeds from each of our safaris is set aside to support these IMPACT ON AFRICA initiatives.
Some of our travelers may have the opportunity to meet some of these dedicated people and learn about the IMPACT ON AFRICA projects that have inspired them. Although we never expect our travelers to help us in these efforts, they often do. We are grateful for the contributions of time, talent and money our travelers have given to help the people and wildlife of Africa.
Education is the single most important element that leads to a successful, meaningful and satisfying future. The Nyashep Education Trust is a Kenyan community-based initiative that assists underprivileged but promising children to complete secondary school education in Kenya. Secondary education in Kenya… Click here to read more
Kenya’s Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT) grew out of the dedication and perseverance of Ian Craig, who, along with his brother Will, converted their ranch at Lewa Downs into the Lewa Conservancy in the 1990s. NRT’s mission is simply stated: To develop resilient community conservancies that… Click here to read more
One of our favorite organizations in wildlife conservation is the Ewaso Lions Project in the Samburu region of northern Kenya. Shivani Bhalla has led the effort to understand and protect the lions of the region through effective engagement with the local communities. Wildlife conservation has to go… Click here to read more
In 1959, Dr. Bernard Grzimek declared that the “Serengeti Shall Not Die,” through his groundbreaking film and book of the same name. His Academy Award winning documentary introduced the Serengeti migration to a worldwide audience. Dr. Grzimek’s pioneering work led the way for today’s conservation scientists… Click here to read more
Loldia Ranch is a private farmstead on Lake Naivasha that we often visit while we explore the great Rift Valley Lakes in central Kenya. Several years ago, our host at Loldia, Peter Njoroge, invited us to visit the nearby Loldia Primary School. The school has more than 1,000 students, ranging in age from… Click here to read more
It all began with a few soccer balls! In the fall of 2008, Swinton Griffith, a junior at The Westminster Schools in Atlanta, Georgia, flew to Nairobi with a black duffle bag loaded with soccer balls. As part of a safari designed by Tom LaRock and Safari Professionals, Swinton shared those soccer balls as he toured… Click here to read more
There are hundreds, if not thousands, of conservation organizations in the world, many of which work in Africa. In my opinion, few of them come close to the effectiveness and importance of the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project – also known as the Gorilla Doctors… Click here to read more
Wildlife conservation scientists have developed a method of using spatial planning software to increase the effectiveness of security patrols in the greater Virungas landscape – the home of the mountain gorillas. Their initial analysis showed that only 22% of the area was… Click here to read more
Impact On Africa is the umbrella under which we focus donations and other resources for the benefit of the communities in the countries that provide us with our livelihood. Even though all of the countries we travel in have their unique qualities, my heart always… Click here to read more
We’ve just learned of the passing of one of Africa’s most forward thinking conservationists – Delia Craig. Along with her husband, David, and her sons, Ian and Will, Delia converted their family ranch – then known as Lewa Downs – into...