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  1. @@PT123 Hello, We are delighted to hear you will be Packing for a Purpose on your trip to Kenya. When you return, we hope you will share Your Story on the Pack for a Purpose website here. We cannot legally provide information regarding Customs, as they differ so greatly from country to country around the world. Perhaps this is a topic you could ask others in the forum. We recommend that you check with the consulate regarding Customs before you travel.
  2. @@TonyQ Hi Tony, We are thrilled to hear you will be Packing for a Purpose in Kenya! When you return from your trip, we hope you'll choose to share Your Story with us here.
  3. @@Tom Kellie Hi Tom, Thank you for your kind words. If you have the opportunity to Pack for a Purpose, we hope you'll choose to share Your Story on our website here.
  4. Since our first post in 2011, Pack for a Purpose has grown to over 485 accommodations and tour companies across the globe with more than 260 being in Africa. We also have seven accommodations and tour companies in India. All of these accommodations and tour companies offer safari experiences, and each of our participants supports local community projects ranging from schools to anti-poaching projects. Our participants focus on five initiatives: education, health, child welfare, animal welfare, and socioeconomic development. Our newly designed website can be searched by destination alone or by initiative. When you choose to become a Pack for a Purpose traveler, the safari you take goes much farther than the miles you travel. By going to our website, you will find the specific needs list for the projects supported by our participants, How to Pack information, everything you need to make each safari more meaningful. Since our inception, Dec. 17, 2009, generous Pack for a Purpose travelers have taken over 40,600 kilos of supplies meeting essential needs in over 60 countries. PfaP travelers have shared their stories on our website and continue to inspire other travelers. Our newly designed website includes our first shop, which includes high-quality Pack for a Purpose merchandise. From T-shirts to hoodies, we've got you covered. A large portion of the sales directly benefit our mission to positively impact communities around the world by assisting travelers who want to take meaningful contributions to the destinations they visit. We encourage you to share the Pack for a Purpose website across your social media and to check back on our website from time to time as we are continually adding new safari locations. Below is a list of participants in Africa and India, current as of Sept. 18, 2015. Africa BotswanaBush Ways Mobiles Chobe Elephant Camp Foot Steps Across the Delta Jacana Camp Kanana Khwai Tented Camp Linyanti Bush Camp Linyanti Ebony Little Vumbura Meno A Kwena Tented Camp & Safaris Muchenje Safari Lodge Ngoma Safari Lodge Okuti Sango Safari Camp Selinda Camp Selinda Canoe Trail Shinde Shinde Enclave The Kanana Mokoro Trail Vumbura Plains Zarafa Camp CameroonCameroon Experiential Travel and Adventure Centre Cape Verde IslandsMindelo Apartments EgyptHabiba Beach Lodge EthiopiaStrawberry Fields Eco Lodge GhanaAfia Beach Hotel Ankobra Beach Ltd. Pink Hostel KenyaAberdare Country Club Borana Campi ya Kanzi Coral Key Malindi Cottar’s 1920’s Safari Camp Custom Safaris Delta Dunes Lodge Elephant Pepper Camp Elsa’s Kopje Entim Camp Governors Camp Governors Private Camp Il Moran Ilkeliani Camp Joy’s Camp Kicheche Bush Camp Kicheche Laikipia Camp Kicheche Mara Camp Kicheche Valley Camp Kipalo Hills Kitich Camp Lewa Safari Camp Lewa Wildlife Conservancy Little Governors Camp Loisaba Loldia House Losokwan Camp Maasai Simba Camp Mara Bushtops Camp Mara Explorers Camp Mara Leisure Camp Mara Plains Camp Mara West Ngerende Island Lodge Nyati Hill Cottages ol Donyo Lodge Overland Travel Adventures Sabuk Lodge Safari Joe – East African Adventure Safaris Safarilink Aviation Ltd. Saruni Mara Saruni Samburu Sirikoi Lodge The Ark The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille Tortilis Camp Travel House Tours Tropical Vacations Wildebeest Eco Camp MalawiMvuu Camp Mvuu Lodge Pumulani Tongole Wilderness Lodge Yellow Zebra Safaris MauritiusLUX* Le Morne Merville Beach Hotel – Produced By LUX* Tamassa Produced by LUX* MoroccoKasbah Tamadot Rough Tours Morocco Company World Unite! MozambiqueAzura Nkwichi Lodge Vamizi Island Lodge White Pearl Resorts NamibiaDamaraland Camp Hoanib Camp Naankuse Lodge & Wildlife Sanctuary RwandaAmahoro Tours Virunga Lodge (Volcanoes Safaris) South AfricaAfrican Game Lodge Amakhala Game Reserve Ant’s Nest & Ant’s Hill Blyde River Canyon Lodge Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel Cape Splendour Tours & Safaris Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Lodge Cliff Lodge de Pakhuys Fugitives Drift Lodge Garonga Safari Lodge Giltedge Africa Inyati Game Lodge Isibindi Zulu Lodge Jenman African Safaris JP Kleinhans Safaris Kariega Game Reserve Kwa Maritane Lebo’s Soweto Backpackers Lion Sands Game Reserve Londolozi Game Reserve Madikwe Safari Lodge Makalali Private Game Lodge Mateya Safari Lodge Mimosa Lodge Montagu Country Hotel More Quarters Apartment Hotel Rocktail Camp Samara Private Game Reserve Savanna Private Game Reserve Spier Hotel Tau Game Lodge Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre The Backpack The Cavern The Oyster Box The Peech Hotel The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa Tuningi Safari Lodge Ulusaba Private Game Reserve Wilderness Touring ZuluWaters Game Reserve TanzaniaAfrican View Lodges AJT Tanzania, Ltd. Bristol Cottages Chada Katavi Chem Chem Safari Lodge Deeper Africa Domokuchu Beach Bungalows Fundu Lagoon Gecko Adventure Tanzania Gibb’s Farm Grassroots Traveller Greystoke, Mahale Halisi Expeditions It Started in Africa Karama Lodge & Spa Karanga Adventure Tours & Safaris Kigelia Ruaha Kisampa Lamai Serengeti Machweo Mambo View Point Mangrove Lodge Manyara Ranch Conservancy Mountain Madness Mwagusi Safari Camp Nasikia Luxury Mobile Camps Nature Bound Africa Nduara Loliondo Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge Onsea House Peace Matunda Tours Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel Red Monkey Lodge Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge Samba Treks Savannah Discovery Serengeti Bushtops Camp Serengeti Pride – Safaris & Kilimanjaro Climbs Simba Portfolio Siringit Stella Maris Lodge Stone Town Cafe and Bed & Breakfast Taraji Kilimanjaro The Tides Lodge Tin Tin Tours Udzungwa Forest Tented Camp World Unite! World Unite! UgandaBwindi Lodge Chobe Safari Lodge Golf Course Apartments Instinct Safaris Kyambura Gorge Lodge (Volcanoes Safaris) Mount Gahinga Lodge (Volcanoes Safaris) Mweya Safari Lodge Paraa Safari Lodge Safari Joe – East African Adventure Safaris Safari Wildz: East African Adventures Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp ZambiaBilimungwe Bushcamp Chamilandu Bushcamp Chaminuka Nature Reserve Chiawa Camp Chikoko Trails Camps Chindeni Bushcamp Chinzombo Camp Chongwe River Camp Chundukwa River Lodge Croc Valley Camp Fawlty Towers Flatdogs Camp Island Bush Camp Islands of Siankaba Jollyboys Backpackers & Camp Kafunta River Lodge Kaingo Camp Kakuli Bush Camp Kapamba Bushcamp Kapani Lodge Kuyenda Lilayi Lodge Lion Camp Luangwa River Camp Luwi Bush Camp Marula Lodge Mchenja Bush Camp Mfuwe Lodge Mwaleshi Camp Mwamba Bush Camp Nkwali Camp Nsefu Camp Nsolo Bush Camp Old Mondoro Royal Zambezi Lodge Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge Sanctuary Puku Ridge Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma Sausage Tree Camp Stanley Safari Lodge Tafika Camp Tena Tena Camp The River Club The Victoria Falls Waterfront Toka Leya Camp Tongabezi Lodge Wasa Lodge – Kasanka National Park Wildlife Camp Zungulila Bushcamp ZimbabweBomani Tented Lodge Camp Amalinda Davison’s Camp Ivory Lodge John Stevens Guided Safaris Africa Little Makalolo Camp Lokuthula Lodges Ngoko Safaris Somalisa Camp The Hide Safari Camp Victoria Falls Safari Club Victoria Falls Safari Lodge Victoria Falls Safari Suites
  5. I am a big believer in asking .I learned as a teacher a long time ago no does not kill you and if people think you are requesting something for a good reaon,they often say yes! Even going on small weight limit flights a person could take one kilo of supplies. Every little bit will help. R/:)
  6. The airlines as such do not "work with us". When we took all 455 pounds of supplies to Zambia after they landed in Lusaka, Pro-Flight took it from there. They have an agreement with Project Luangwa to take supplies for them at no charge. They sent the supplies to Robin Pope Safrais-we were staying with them the first and last part of our trip, as space was available on the flights. Everything was recieved within 4 days- an amazing job. A local American Airlines contact in Raleigh ,who met with us and saw what our website is about, told me "If you collect it, you can take it for free". He might not have know me very well. For all these reasons we only suggest a small amount -2 kgs. on our website. If you are landing first in a big city, your tour operator may have a way to collect more .They might collect it and then send it along with the weekly supplies to the camp. Rebeca
  7. This a current list of all accommodations on the Pack for a Purpose website in Africa that support a community based project. We are always looking to add more accommodations to this list. If you know of any accommodation in Africa that supports a community based project and is not listed below, please have them visit and submit their accommodation for free. Africa Botswana Foot Steps Across the Delta Kanana Meno A Kwena Tented Camp & Safaris Muchenje Safari Lodge Okuti Selinda Camp Selinda Canoe Trail Shinde Shinde Enclave The Kanana Mokoro Trail Tuli Safari Lodge Zarafa Camp Ethiopia Strawberry Fields Eco Lodge Ghana Green Turtle Lodge Kenya Borana Kicheche Bush Camp Kicheche Laikipia Camp Kicheche Mara Camp Lewa Wildlife Conservancy Mara Bushtops Camp Mara Plains Camp Mida Ecocamp Ride Kenya Sasaab Lodge Sosian Ranch The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille Village Life Safaris ol Donyo Lodge Malawi Mvuu Lodge Mvuu Wilderness Camp Mozambique Guludo Beach Lodge Nkwichi Lodge Namibia Naankuse Lodge & Wildlife Sanctuary Skeleton Coast Camp South Africa All Africa J Bay Lodge Ant's Nest & Ant's Hill Bulungula Lodge Cliff Lodge Grootbos Private Nature Reserve Kruger Park Lodge Kwa Maritane Lion Sands Private Game Reserve Pafuri Camp Samara Private Game Reserve The Backpack & Africa Travel Centre The Peech Hotel Tanzania Gibb's Farm Halisi Expeditions Jongomero Camp Kigelia Camp Kisampa Bush Retreat MamboViewPoint Nasikia Luxury Mobile Camps Onsea House Ras Kutani Sable Mountain Lodge Selous Safari Camp Tent With A View The Tides Lodge Udzungwa Forest Tented Camp Uganda Golf Course Apartments Zambia Chaminuka Nature Reserve Chikoko Trails Camps Croc Valley Camp Flatdogs Camp Island Bush Camp Jollyboys Backpackers & Camp Kafunta River Lodge Kaingo Camp Kakuli Bush Camp Kalamu Lagoon Camp Kapani Camp Lion Camp Luangwa River Camp Lusaka Backpackers Luwi Bush Camp Marula Lodge Mchenja Bush Camp Mwaleshi Camp Mwamba Bush Camp Nkwali Camp Nsefu Camp Nsolo Bush Camp Stanley Safari Lodge Tafika Camp Tena Tena Camp The River Club Toka Leya Camp Zimbabwe Camp Amalinda Davison's Camp Ivory Lodge Kopje Tops Little Makalolo Camp Makalolo Plains Camp For more information on the community projects these accommodations support and the materials in need, as well as other accommodations around the world that are listed on the Pack for a Purpose website please visit

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