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  1. 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
  2. Hello! I’m working on a paper about cultural valuation/traditional ecological knowledge surrounding pangolins in East Africa: specifically, in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, or Burundi. If you have any information on sightings, photographs, field reports, encounter rates, presence/absence data, mythology, local folk beliefs, religious practices, or cultural valuation related to any of the African pangolin species, please reach out!
  3. April 2016 – Wilderness Safaris and the Governors’ Camp Collection are delighted to announce a new strategic partnership as a result of an acquisition of equity in this premier East African safari brand through Wilderness Holdings. In addition to being one of East Africa’s oldest and most respected safari brands, the Governors’ safari camps are located in undoubtedly the best locations in two of Africa’s bucket list destinations, Kenya’s Masai Mara and Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park. “With over 40 years’ experience in pioneering safaris and ecotourism in East Africa and a very similar approach to our core 4Cs ethos of Commerce, Conservation, Community and Culture, Governors’ are the perfect, likeminded partners for us to extend our sustainability and authentic ecotourism footprint into the region. This will in turn help us to achieve our vision to continue building further sustainable conservation economies in Africa”, said Keith Vincent, Wilderness Safaris CEO. “Not only do the Governors’ brand and the Grammaticas family share our values and vision for the role ecotourism can play in African conservation, but our two companies operate in complementary geographic areas, do not compete and can both enhance each other’s businesses. We are therefore proud to invest in this well-known and long-established family-run business, and to partner with one of the oldest and most respected brands in the region”, Vincent added. According to Dominic Grammaticas, Managing Director of Governors' Camp Collection, this powerful partnership of two strong brands in African ecotourism will not only provide the Governors’ Camp Collection with the capital required for an exciting investment programme, but will create great benefits for all stakeholders in many different areas. “It’s a very exciting time to be part of Governors’”, he said. “We have been a very successful family-owned safari operator for almost 45 years and have pioneered many aspects of luxury safari tourism now taken for granted across the continent. This strategic partnership with Wilderness allows us to retain the unique benefits of a family-owned and run company, whilst at the same time offering an exciting future for growth opportunities within East Africa and other regions”. Governors’ and Wilderness Safaris, with over 75 years of combined experience in the industry, share deep roots in owner-managed operations, and share a vision that commercial operations can and must support community and conservation initiatives which protect and sustain some of the greatest wildlife areas remaining on the planet. Both organisations will maintain their individual identities, brands, structures and independence. Governors’ will remain owner-run and will continue to conduct all its own marketing, sales and reservations activities. For its part, Wilderness Safaris will sell Governors’ as a preferred partner in Kenya and Rwanda. Agents with an existing relationship with Governors’ will continue to deal with Governors’ directly.
  4. Good afternoon Safaritalkers (it's afternoon here in Kenya)! I'd like to bring your attention to the privately guided safaris I'll be running from now on under the company "Africa & You" based here in Kenya. One of the best things about booking a privately guided safari is that your safari itinerary will be 100% custom designed to your specific tastes in accommodation, what you'd like to see, and where you'd like to go. No part of Kenya (or indeed East Africa) is impossible and no idea too wild. I'm happy to organise safaris focused on birds, paleontology, big game, or walking and wilderness (or anything else that might tickle your fancy). I have attached a document here with two sample itineraries. It is important to note that they are ONLY samples. There are no off-the-shelf cookie-cutter safaris here. Feel free to contact me on zarek@africaandyou.com for more information A&Y PVT Guided Safaris sample itineraries.pdf A little about me: I'm a 4th generation Kenyan, and have grown up with a great appreciation for East Africa’s wild places and natural history through safaris and camping trips with family and friends from a very young age. I joined my primary school's Birdwatching Club at age 11 and have been birding ever since. I've nurtured a passion for the smaller aspects of life away from the “big 5” safari norm - birds, spiders, insects, and frogs interest me far more than a sleepy lion under a tree - but the anticipation of driving through riverine forest looking for an elusive leopard still gives me goosebumps. Above and beyond this, spending hours walking through the bush, seeing, smelling, and feeling the rhythm of the wilderness is what brings me the greatest joy. When I'm not guiding or helping to design an itinerary from the office, I'm happy to pack a tent in the car and head off on my own to learn and discover new areas. I am a Gold-Level member of the Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association (KPSGA) and a "Level 2", and "back-up trails guide" member of the Field Guides Association of Southern Africa (FGASA)
  5. This is my first tiny step into asking for advice on ST Trip Planning. Here goes! First - some background and context. I have been on safari numerous times, and these days both my wife and I wield some heavyweight photographic equipment when we do. We love this hobby of ours and we love safaris in Africa. In 2012, we went to St. Lucia and Phinda in April, and to Hwange and Mana Pools in October. We have booked the flights into Jo'burg (JNB) for end March 2013, and leave from JNB 11 nights later. If we're lucky, we might do two trips again in 2013. But first, for the question at hand. I have narrowed my search to two areas - east Africa and northern Botswana. I am hesitant about EA because (1) it's the rainy season (I'm told) and (2) the flights and connections via JNB burns up potential safari nights. The time I went to the Serengeti, I took more days off for my travels. So perhaps I should do EA when I have more time off. But I'm getting ahead of myself. Essentially, this is what we look for these days, namely (1) photo ops; and (2) animals actively doing something - ideally, hunting. We have no desire to tick animals off a list. These lead to my personal opinions of what is necessary, namely (1) that we can go off-road and (2) we have a private vehicle (thus allowing patience and long waits). For the EA option, I am being offered: Bateleur Camp in Kichwa Tembo 4 nights Klein's Camp in Serengeti NP 3 nights Ngorongoro Crater Lodge 2 nights The other 2 nights out of 11 are "wasted, staging" stays. For the Bots option, I am being offered: Selinda Camp 3 nights Duba Plains Camp 4 nights Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge 3 nights 1 wasted, staging night 1) Will the risk of EA being a "wash out" be high? 2) I am leaning towards doing only 2 camps (whether it be EA or Bots) and having more nights at each. Which one should I leave out? Any pointers will be appreciated, and thanks in advance. John

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