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:

$10 Donated With Every Booking

‘Children in the Wilderness’ is an environmental and life skills educational programme that focuses on the next generation of rural decision makers. It is one of the few programmes aimed at bridging the divide that exists between communities and wildlife.

‘Children in the Wilderness’ hosts rural children that live alongside our Parks and Reserves and teaches them the importance of conservation. The ‘Children in the Wilderness’ programme aims to develop environmental leaders who are inspired to care for their natural heritage so that they become the custodians of these areas in the future.

Children in the Wilderness exposes children to their wildlife heritage, builds and strengthens their capabilities to cope with life's challenges and educates them with the life skills necessary to actualize their greatest potential.

In Liuwa Plain National Park, the Foundation has partnered with Sibemi Community School, a remote primary school located 45 km into the national park. Because Liuwa Plain is a flooded grassland, access is limited for a large portion of the year, which makes the logistics of beginning and operating a primary school a great challenge. Despite these obstacles, the Sibemi Parent Teacher Association lobbied their government for financial support to construct a primary school. The Time + Tide Foundation now supports the school with a full-time teacher, monthly school supplies and is simultaneously sponsoring a graduate from Sibemi Village through teaching college so that he can return as the first qualified head teacher of Sibemi Community School.

We strongly believe that education is one of the best ways for individual girls to support their own future families both financially and intellectually and to help change their communities for the better. We support a number of young ladies through their education in Africa.

Our expert staff are on-hand and would love to assist you with your travel plans.
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