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Community Involvement

Safari Guide Experts is highly committed to the preservation of the environment and the support of humanitarian projects. In order to do this, we donate 10% of the profit of the safari to projects in the community. We give to a local NGO, Foot2Afrika – Tanzania, which works with approximately fourteen locally-run charitable organizations. Our involvement in these projects has resulted in a real and lasting success. By choosing us as your safari company, you are supporting important local projects.

If you wish to bring supplies such as school materials, clothing, etc., please let us know so that we can provide you with a list of needed items and the relevant documentation to present at customs. Also, a lot of items can be sourced in the region, thus supporting the local economy. We are happy to help you with any of this. We will ensure that your donation reaches your chosen project. It is also possible to arrange a visit to the project if desired.

The ideas that ultimately led to the formation of Foot2Afrika (F2A) began when founder Sadock Johnson was a young safari guide and his clients asked him about the poverty in Africa. Though he had grown up surrounded by poverty in an African village, he had never really questioned it; but having reached a state of relative prosperity he began to look for ways to address the development problems he encountered. Johnson and several of his colleagues began doing volunteer work during the low season and carrying extra water on safaris to give to Maasai, essential in these arid communities. They knew that this was not enough, and that there was tremendous potential to be tapped by creating a partnership between community service work and their role as safari guides. Johnson began offering his safari clients the opportunity to do volunteer work, and in 2006 Foot2Afrika was born.

Today, Foot2Afrika is a certified Tanzanian non-governmental organization that provides care, intervention, material and logistical support to over 14 Kilimanjaro region community organizations. We continue to grow to address the changing needs that we encounter. Beginning in 2010, Johnson became aware that the biggest challenge facing poor children was the lack of educational opportunities that would help them to become economically self-sufficient, which led Foot2Afrika to its newest project, the Moshi Youth Village. Going forward, we expect that the Moshi Youth Village will become a model for a new approach to community education and development. We continue to learn and adapt and work to empower local communities and individuals to create pathways out of poverty. We value education, community problem solving, protecting and empowering vulnerable populations, ownership and accountability, and progress to end poverty through teamwork.

We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travelers like you to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination. If you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase and bring supplies for area schools or medical clinics in need, you’ll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families. Please click here to see what supplies are needed for our project/projects.