Making a Difference!
An AAC safari is more than just game viewing! Some of the selected conservation and community projects that we passionately support are featured below. We are especially thrilled to assist students’ education as it is our hope they will continue a career in wildlife conservation or a tourism field.
For every night you stay in one of Wilderness Safaris camps, a donation is made to the Wilderness Trust. For over 15 years, the Trust has managed a variety of research and education projects in southern Africa – everything from saving endangered wildlife to educating local communities. AAC continues to be one of the larger suppliers to the camps in the Wilderness portfolio – a loyal partnership.
-The Vumbura Concession harbors good populations of two threatened species, the African wild dog and the sable antelope. Enviromental Manager Kai Collins guides the party through the ongoing research projects in the field with Vumbura Plains as base
-At Mombo Camp focus on the rhino re-introduction and monitoring project in Moremi Reserve, spending time in the field with Poster Mpho, the resident monitoring officer.
CITW program in Hwange – Zimbabwe
Partnering with Children in the Wilderness, we are sponsoring 460 children at three schools near Hwange. The program allows under-privileged children a chance to participate in conservation with a week stay in a safari camp. Additionally the feeding project allows each child a meal a day when at school getting their education.
We have doubled our donation of last year to $10,000.00. A visit to Ziga school in August is discussed by Miles Nolting under Volunteering (page 7). Our clients can spend a night at the school during a safari in Hwange.
We are currently sponsoring 29 children in Tanzania, all children of guides in our AAC team. $15,000.00 has been allocated towards this student scholarship fund alon g with the recognition of the Guide of the Year.
Clients often ask to make donations in monies or supplies before they travel and on their return. AAC arranges for visits at Tenguru School in Arusha where clients can join in the ongoing partnership of uplifting the school children.
For over 10 years we have sponsored high school children in Kenya. Each year, 4 scholarship students study at Moi High School. Please sign up to sponsor a student. Fees are $500.00 a year for a four year period.
Our 8-Day Volunteer Kenya Participation Community Program is featured under Safaris that SIZZLE – Voluntourism.
Calling all students! Miles Nolting son of Mark and Alison Nolting, owners of AAC, is 17 years old and has had the privilege of traveling on over 14 safaris. He is offering insight on what students can do to make a difference in Africa!
By Miles Nolting
For as long as I can remember my summer vacations have been spent in Africa. I have been fortunate that my parents exposed me to some of the world’s best game viewing, safari camps and guides. But it was more than just the safari experience; I have also visited local villages, schools, orphanages and community projects that left lasting impressions.
There are some moments that I still replay in my memories – playing soccer with children who had to keep patching the ball when it would deflate as they didn’t have access or money to buy another; visiting a school where children were starving and would go the day without any breakfast or lunch and teachers who had run out of chalk, paper and basic supplies. It made me wonder how the average person could help.
benefits of tourism
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to over 30 girls and boys