Kusini Safaris is proud to take an ethical approach to how we conduct safaris in Africa. Conservation is key for the longevity of safari and we like to work with and support local communities and projects to sustain wildlife for future generations.
Please contact us if you would like to donate to, learn more about or even visit some of these projects. We can advise on philanthropy decisions and answer any questions you have. Some of our guests like to donate a percentage of their safari to a chosen cause.
Mkuyu Guide School
Mkuyu Guide School can be found in Tungamalenga, the last village on the road towards Ruaha National Park. The school is locally run and attracts young people from all over Tanzania, who aspire towards a career in the safari industry. With a minimum of resources the school has already seen lots of young students come to learn about the bush and tourism in Tanzania. Kusini Safaris has worked with founder Leonard Fidelis since the school began in 2013.
When local people start to see a benefit to their livelihoods of having a national park like Ruaha on their doorstep, the goals of conservation become a lot more achievable. Tungamalenga and neighbouring villages see a lot of crop raiding by elephants during the harvest season and local pastoralists also frequently lose their livestock to hyena and lion, understandably this situation creates animosity towards conservation areas. As a safari company, it is our responsibility to foster the development of local communities and help them live sustainably with wildlife.
Every year we sponsor new students to attend Mkuyu, if you would like to sponsor a student, donate binoculars, or help in another way, please get in touch.
PAMS Foundation are expanding their reach in Tanzania. The PAMS team are bringing their relentless work ethic to Ruaha to combat poaching and support conservation.
Ruaha Carnivore Project
Ruaha Carnivore Project does exactly what it says on the tin, looking after one of the largest remaining populations of lions left in Africa.
Southern Tanzania Elephant Program
Southern Tanzania Elephant Program (STEP) provides aerial and technical support for anti-poaching whilst also monitoring and researching elephants. They also work with local farmers affected by elephants, in the Ruaha-Rungwa and Udzungwa-Selous ecosystems.
Seasense are looking after whale sharks, turtles, local communities and all the other amazing things one can find on the Tanzanian islands and coast.
If you are concerned about your carbon footprint flying over to Tanzania, you can offset your emissions with Carbon Tanzania.