Support Kenya’s Remote Communities & Wildlife by Donating to The Safari Collection’s Footprint Initiative

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While international travel may not be possible for many individuals, there are still opportunities to assist in wildlife conservation and support remote communities, both of which are affected by lack of tourism. The Safari Collection not only owns and operates four boutique hotels across Kenya, but is also heavily focused on sustainability and giving back.

The Safari Collection’s Footprint foundation is a new charitable foundation that has been created to ensure its partner communities living in the vicinity of wildlife areas benefit from sustainable tourism. The Footprint supports carefully chosen and curated programmes in spaces such as wildlife conservation, education, health and community development. These include: the Pangolin Project, The Grevy’s Zebra Trust, The Mara Rhino Rangers, Conservation Scholars, Feeding Young Minds, SAFE Samburu and more.

Ranging from US$5 to US$140,000, individuals are able to make monetary donations online which include (and are not limited to):

  • Sponsoring The Safari Collection’s School Lunch Programme, which provides school meals at nine different schools in Westgate to over 1000 children totalling 250,000 school meals per year. It costs approximately $30 to provide meals for one student per year
  • Sponsoring a TEAMTalk project with local communities focusing on health, female empowerment, FGM reduction and HIV awareness
  • Making a donation to the SAFE Samburu project which focuses on community issues such as FGM, HIV and early marriage; or to The Safari Collection’s health projects such as a dental mission or eye mission to offer medical help to those unable to afford it
  • Joining The Safari Collection’s giraffe sponsorship programme for one year to help save critically endangered populations across Africa
  • Buying a camera for the Mara Predator Conservation Project to monitor endangered predators
  • Sponsoring a high achieving student to attend secondary school through The Safari Collection’s sponsorship and mentoring programme. This costs $1,000 per year for four years

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