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Tarangire
Serengeti
Greater Mara
Rubondo Island
Ruaha
Zanzibar

SERENGETI

SERENGETI

The Serengeti National Park spans an area of 12,950 sq km in Tanzania. It is located between the shores of Lake Victoria in the west, Lake Eyasi in the south and the Great Rift Valley to the east. The Serengeti is arguably the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world, making up one of the oldest, most complex ecosystems on earth. With more than 2 million Wildebeest and 250,000 zebra, the area is home to the greatest concentration of plains game in Africa and supports more than 30 species of large herbivores and some 500 species of birds. Unfortunately, increasing pressures threaten this iconic ecosystem and the local communities do not benefit sufficiently from it, often living in great poverty despite the substantial numbers of tourists visiting the Serengeti. With your help, we can offer needed support that will enable improved governance of the area and increased benefits for the neighbouring local communities. With your help, we can offer needed support that will enable improved governance and increased viable opportunities for local communities that will secure the future of this invaluable area.


Asilia Giving - Projects IN SERENGETI

Join us in supporting projects that are making a real and measurable difference on the ground in Africa.
SERENGETI CHEETAH PROJECT

Research generated by the Serengeti Cheetah Project is the source of much of what is known about wild cheetahs today, including their ecology, ranging patterns and behaviors. The study area currently covers some 220 square kilometers of plains in the southern corner of the Serengeti National Park. With approximately 210 cheetahs within the ecosystem, this research project provides invaluable insight into the challenges facing these cheetahs, which in turn helps mitigate the threats they face and ensures their long-term protection. We invite you to make a donation today to help fund this project and protect and conserve cheetahs.

SERENGETI LION PROJECT

The Serengeti Lion Research Project, first established in 1966 by George Shaller, is the longest carnivore research project in the world. The research project currently focuses on studying the 330 lions living in a 2,000 square kilometer area of the southeastern Serengeti and works with communities to enhance local participation to mitigate conflicts. We invite you to make a donation today to help support ongoing lion research and conservation in the Serengeti.

PIYAYA PRIMARY SCHOOL

Located in Piyaya Village, the Piyaya Primary School has 845 students (592 boys and 253 girls). The 9 fully employed teachers working at the school are dedicated to offering the students the best education possible, but the lack of infrastructure, resources and classroom supplies (such as desks, textbooks, pens and pencils) prove challenging. Asilia collaborates with the Kamitei Foundation to offer concrete educational support to the Piyaya Primary School. Offering a combination of in-kind support (books, teaching aids, desks) and individual support in the form of scholarships for students. To offer your support and to help fund education initiatives making a needed difference, we invite you to make a donation today.

MACHOCHWE PRIMARY SCHOOL

Located within the Machochwe Village in the Serengeti , the Machochwe Primary School has over 700 students (roughly 348 boys and 361 girls). The 5 fully employed teachers on staff at the school are committed to their students, but insufficient infrastructure, resources, classroom supplies (such as desks, textbooks, pens and pencils) remain an ongoing challenge. Asilia collaborates with the Kamitei Foundation to offer concrete educational support to the Machochwe Primary School through a combination of in-kind support (books, teaching aids, desks) and individual support in the form of scholarships for students.

CHILDREN CONCERN FOUNDATION ORPHANAGE

The Children Concern Foundation is a small orphanage located between the Serengeti National Park and Tarangire National Park that seeks to enable children to build healthy, productive and responsible lives. The orphanage attempts to provide children with a safe and healthy living environment along with ongoing medical attention and care. Currently, the orphanage depends entirely on donations. With limited funding, the orphanage is already making a tremendous difference in the lives of many children, but there is still much more that needs to be done. Safe drinking water and reliable electricity are needed along with staff housing and office space. We invite you to make a donation today to help make a lasting difference in the lives of the children in the Serengeti.

OSINONI PRIMARY SCHOOL

Located in the Rift Valley in Ngorongoro district within the Osinoni Village, the Osinoni Primary School has 550 students (295 boys and 255 girls). The 9 fully employed teachers working at the school are dedicated to offering the students the best education possible, but the lack of infrastructure, resources and classroom supplies (such as desks, textbooks, pens and pencils) prove challenging. Asilia collaborate with the Kamitei Foundation to offer concrete educational support to the Osinoni Primary School. Offering a combination of in-kind supports (books, teaching aids, desks) and individual support in the form of scholarships for students.

MERENGA PRIMARY SCHOOL

Located in Merenga Village within the Serengeti, the Merenga Primary School has some 1300 children (some 630 boys and 670 girls). The 11 fully employed teachers at the school are dedicated to providing the best education possible to their students, but sufficient infrastructure, resources and classroom supplies (such as desks, textbooks, pens and pencils) are lacking. Asilia collaborates with the Kamitei Foundation to offer concrete educational support to the Merenga Primary School. Offering a combination of in-kind support (books, teaching aids, desks) and individual support in the form of scholarships for students.

MBALIBALI PRIMARY SCHOOL

Located in Mbali bali Ward within the Mbali bali Village, the Mbali bali Primary School has some 980 children (some 520 boys and 460 girls). The 12 fully employed teachers at the school are dedicated to providing the best education possible to their students, but sufficient infrastructure, resources, classroom supplies (such as desks, textbooks, pens and pencils) are lacking. Asilia collaborates with the Kamitei Foundation to offer concrete educational support to the Mbali bali Primary School. Offering a combination of in-kind support (books, teaching aids, desks) and individual support in the form of scholarships for students.

KITUNGURUMA PRIMARY SCHOOL

Located within the Serengeti within the Kitunguruma Village, the Kitungurma Primary School has 669 students enrolled (322 boys and 347 girls). Proper water supply to the school is lacking as well as infrastructure such as classrooms and a library to facilitate learning, still the 7 fully employed teachers remain dedicated to the students and their education. Asilia works with the Kamitei Foundation to offer concrete educational support to the Kiunguruma Primary School. Offering a combination of in-kind support (books, teaching aids, desks) and individual support in the form of scholarships for students.

NYAMKENDO PRIMARY SCHOOL

Located in the Nyamkendo Village, the Nyamkendo Primary School is responsible for educating some 1000 students (some 520 boys and 480 girls). The 8 fully employed teachers at the school seek to provide the best education possible to their students, but sufficient infrastructure, resources, classroom supplies (such as desks, textbooks, pens and pencils) are lacking. Asilia collaborates with the Kamitei Foundation to offer concrete educational support to the Nyamkendo Primary School. Offering a combination of in-kind support (books, teaching aids, desks) and individual support in the form of scholarships for students.


OTHER AREAS WE SUPPORT

Working to improve livelihoods and protect nature in some of the most unique corners of Africa. Learn more and support the areas that touch you.
TARANGIRE

Tarangire National Park spans 2,850 square kilometers (1,093 square miles) across northern Tanzania below the Rift Valley escarpment. Famous for its giant Baobab trees and vast herds of elephants, Tarangire National Park offers a variety of unspoiled landscapes, which are home to a variety of wildlife. The Tarangire River runs through the park and acts as a permanent water source that attracts game from surrounding areas and causes the park to feature one of the highest densities of wildlife per square kilometer during the dry season. Unfortunately, growing livestock populations together with unregulated agricultural expansion are increasingly encroaching into the Tarangire ecosystem. Unchecked, these pressures leave the future of this dry season wildlife refuge and the greater ecosystem of Tarangire unknown. With your help, it is possible to improve the prospects for the ecosystem and the communities living within it.

GREATER MARA

The Greater Mara is located in the southwest corner of Kenya, bordering Tanzania. A natural extension of the Serengeti plains, the ecosystem spans the Maasai Mara National Reserve and adjoining Community Conservancies, which include Mara Naboisho, Mara North, Olare Orok, Lemek, and Ol Chorro Conservancies. The area hosts a huge concentration of wildlife including cheetahs, leopards, lions, giraffes, and hippos, but the Greater Mara is most famous for the Great Migration, which happens annually and showcases the migration of over 2,000,000 wildebeest, 500,000 Thomson’s gazelles, and 250,000 zebras across the ecosystem in search of fresh pastures. Unfortunately, this well-known ecosystem, rich in wildlife and cultural importance, is under increasing threat. Uncontrolled cattle grazing, human development and tourism development has led to a disruption to wildlife migration routes and declining wildlife numbers, as well as unsustainable livelihoods of local communities. With your help, it is possible to invest in the region and secure its future by supporting projects and initiatives making a needed difference. We invite you to donate here to help ensure the future of The Greater Mara.

RUBONDO ISLAND

Rubondo Island is Africa’s largest island national park. Located in the southwest corner of Lake Victoria in Tanzania, the islands spans 25,000-hectares. Widely recognized as a critical breeding ground for both migratory birds and fish species (including the iconic Nile perch), Rubondo Island was a forest reserve during German colonial times. In 1965 it became a game reserve and in 1977 gained its current formal protection as a national park . Relatively untouched, the island is primarily covered by pristine indigenous sub-tropical forest, which offers a variety of habitats that enable a range of wildlife to survive and thrive. Today, the island is home to roaming elephants, families of chimpanzees, spotted necked otters, genet cats, velvet monkeys, Nile crocodiles, giraffes, hippos, a variety of migratory birds and more. Unfortunately, pressures on the island are mounting, leaving the future of the ecosystem and wildlife that depend on it vulnerable. Poaching and deforestation by neighboring communities has risen, due to a lack of economic opportunities in the area, fragmented governance and limited awareness. Improving prospects and countering these trends is critical and demands immediate action through an integrated effort. We invite you to donate today to help ensure the future of Rubondo Island.

ZANZIBAR

Located about 25 miles from the Tanzanian coast, Zanzibar is an archipelago that sits in the Indian Ocean. Spanning 60 miles long and 20 miles wide, Zanzibar is known for its sandy beaches and fringing coral reefs, but the island of Zanzibar also offers a window into a melting pot of cultures and influences with its rich and colorful history that dates back to the 1500s. Today, Zanzibar represents a great challenge to conservation with its high and rapidly growing human population, tourism development and fragile wildlife and marine environment. Various initiatives are much needed to ensure a more sustainable future for the island, its local people and nature. We invite you to make a donation to help support the ongoing work to ensure a positive future for this unique island.

RUAHA

Located in the middle of Tanzania, Ruaha National Park is the largest national park in Tanzania. The park covers 20,000 square kilometers and is part of a much more extensive ecosystem — the greater Rungwa-Kizigo- Muhesi ecosystem, which covers more than 45,000 square kilometers. Ruaha National Park has a high diversity of plants and animals including a large population of big cats, elephants, buffalos, antelopes and various endangered species, and is considered one of the biodiversity hotspots in the world. And yet the park is under-managed and under various threats. Your support will make a difference in creating better prospects for this important park and its neighboring communities. Your support will make a difference in creating better prospects for this important park and its neighbouring communities.

REGIONAL AREAS OF SUPPORT

We take an area approach towards improving livelihoods and protecting nature in some of the most unique corners of Africa. The areas we support include 6 uniique geographic regions across East Africa — the Greater Mara, the Serengeti, Tarangire, Rubondo Island, Matemwe, and Ruaha. In each of these areas, we engage with local communities, authorities and partner organizations to support projects and initiatives that address some of the key long-term challenges, priorities and measures for a given area.


 

ASILIA'S AREA COMMITMENT

Asilia believes that tourism should make a lasting positive impact on both nature and people. Proviging area support to local communities and the environment is an integral part of Asilia's identity and vision. Asilia maintains multi-year relationships with local communities, provides concrete educational support to 16 primary schools and offers funding to carnivore conservation and research throughout East Africa. Collaborating with partners on the ground, Asilia's goal is to make a real difference.