The Luxury Safari Company are proud to be able to share the launch of Singita Serengeti’s first conservation focused experience. In 2017, Singita will launch an inimitable opportunity to experience a Serengeti safari while contributing to conservation in Africa.
Become a part of the incredible work being done to preserve and protect this 350 000-acre private concession by joining us on one of only two exclusive conservation-focused safari offerings.
• Six nights in Singita Serengeti, privately guided by renowned conservation specialist and Executive Director of Singita Grumeti Fund, Stephen Cunliffe
• A first of its kind ‘conservation safari’ experience combining Singita Sasakwa Lodge and Sabora Tented Camp will take you on a journey through the projects that are the life force behind our conservation success
• $7,403.00 for the all-inclusive 6-night package, plus a contribution of $50,000 per person will be used to fund the Black Rhino Program and the Environmental Education Centre
Two set departure dates: 18 February and 14 November 2017. Min 2, max 6 guests.
Anti-poaching Unit and The Black Rhino Project
The Singita Grumeti Fund is working with Tanzanian authorities on a reintroduction programme to boost numbers of black rhino in the Serengeti. Along with this, a team of 120 game scouts undergo an intensive nine-day selection process, with successful candidates enrolled on a month-long, field-ranger course that teaches them all the basic skills they will require.
Part of your donation will help train, equip, feed and place two anti-poaching scouts in the field for a year, or assist in the funding of the Black Rhino Project.
Environmental Education Centre
Your donation will cover all costs associated with the Environmental Education Center for six weeks. This directly translates to 72 students and six teachers being exposed to an intensive weeklong residential course at the Singita Grumeti Fund’s flagship Environmental Education Centre with attendees going onto relay what they have learnt to their family and local communities.
You will have the opportunity to meet and spend time with other experts and boots on the ground:
Matt Perry – Conservation Manager
Grant Burden – Section Manager
Richard Ndaskoi – Community Outreach Coordinator
David Mwakipesile – Head of Intelligence
Wesley Gold – Law Enforcement Manager
You will experience a collection of our projects:
Learn about our wildlife re-introduction efforts, through the Grumeti Black Rhino Project
Gain first-hand insight into the work of our Anti-Poaching Unit
Find out about our shift in focus from reactive to proactive law enforcement, through a Canine Unit, anticipated to be up and running by the second half of 2017
Visit the Environmental Education Centre, which spotlights the critical role each individual plays in minimizing their impact on the earth’s limited resources
Experience the support of the Singita Grumeti Fund of Small Enterprise Development, aimed at boosting the local economy, with benefits flowing to the wider community
Singita Grumeti Fund Director|Specialist Nature Guide|Condervationist|Environmental Consultant|Photojournalist
Stephen joined the Singita Grumeti Fund as Director in September 2015. He brings to the Fund a diversity of experience in conservation, wildlife management, safari tourism and general business management. Stephen has a proven track record in conceptualizing, designing and operationalizing conservation projects in Africa.
Prior to the Singita Grumeti Fund, Stephen was recruited to head up the dynamic Sisheke Conservation Project: a long-term public-private partnership to sustainably develop a 1.5-million-hectare community-owned conservancy on the Upper Zambezi River in southwest Zambia. Other past roles include; Operations Manager of Chifungulu Ltd, a Zambian-based eco-tourism company; Operations Manager of Wild Places Africa in the wild and remote Kidepo Valley of northern Uganda. Stephen is also a widely published environmental photojournalist, with his conservation stories and images featuring in a diverse portfolio of over 30 international magazines and newspapers.
Stephen holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Duke University & University of Cape Town; a Masters of Wildlife Management from the University of Pretoria; and a Bachelor of Commerce (hons. Environmental Economics) from Stellenbosch University.
For more information or to book your place on this exclusive, once in a lifetime experience contact us here.