At Tracks Safaris we believe passionately that tourism can directly assist local communities, conservation and wildlife and we actively support a number of initiatives in Africa. Many communities live alongside the wildlife we love to watch - and we like to focus our efforts on both local communities and wildlife conservation.
Every little helps and for every booking made with us we will donate $10 to one of the good causes we support - including the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust where we have adopted a number of baby elephants and Children in the Wilderness which facilitates sustainable conservation through leadership development of rural children in Africa.
You are very welcome to match the $10 if you would like - just let us know at the time of booking!
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust rescues and hand-rears milk dependent orphaned babies so that they can eventually return to the wild. All the elephant orphans reared by the charity are rehabilitated back into the wild elephant community of Tsavo National Park, a transition that is made at their own pace and in their own time, but usually taking eight to ten years.
A number of ex orphans have now had wild born young which they have brought back to show their erstwhile human family, and others are now pregnant and living free, yet keeping in touch with those who are still Keeper dependent. By the end of 2009, the DSWT had successfully hand-reared more than 118 orphaned baby elephants and 19 black rhinos.
Tracks Safaris have adopted two baby elephants on an annual basis. Read more about the work of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust by following the link: www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org