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Impact On Africa

During the 35+ years we have designed and conducted African wildlife viewing safaris, we have met a number of people in Africa who have had a positive impact on the lives of others. These extraordinary people face significant challenges in their dedicated efforts that focus on the needs of the local communities or on the wildlife of the regions visited.

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.

Abigael’s Journey Continues…

Abigael’s Journey Continues…

Earlier this year, we introduced you to Abigael Wanjiku, as she began her secondary school studies in January. The recipient of our Impact On Africa four-year scholarship, Abigael was incredibly excited to launch into her studies at Alliance Girls High School. Of course,… Click here to read more

The Nyashep Education Trust

The Nyashep Education Trust

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

The Serengeti Shall Not Die!

The Serengeti Shall Not Die!

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 Primary School

Loldia Primary School

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

The Bisate School Project

The Bisate School Project

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

Making anti-poaching efforts more effective!

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