News & Events in June 2021
Emergency Relief Fund in Ethiopia
We've been working with Wild Expeditions for many years, and one of the things that make them such a joy to work with is their unrelenting commitment to sustainability and responsible tourism. They wear their values on their sleeve, and are the first to respond to local changes, providing support however they can.
In light of COVID-19, they've launched emergency relief fund to support the communities of Ethiopia's Omo Valley.
Date published: 18th June 2021
World Female Ranger Day
World Female Ranger Day is an incredible initiative launched by Holly Budge and Margot Dempsey of the charity, How Many Elephants.
World Female Ranger Day plants its flag on the calendar for the first time. The organisation is doing fantastic work, and there's no doubt they have a long future in celebrating and supporting female wildlife rangers across Africa.
If you want to support this tremendous work, there are a number of ways you can get involved. Check out their website for more information.
Date published: 23rd June 2020
Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary Re-Opens
A popular stop-off destination on the journey from Entebbe or Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park, the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary re-opened on 10th June 2021 under new management of the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA). This follows a management and land dispute in April that resulted in the closure of the sanctuary.
The sanctuary is located in the central district of Nakasongola, and is home to an incredibly important population of 33 southern white rhinos. The sanctuary plans to relocate the rhinos into some of the national parks in Uganda, as the sanctuary is reaching capacity limits.
Date published: 10th June 2021
Community Visits Re-Open
We are pleased to announce that community visits in Tanzania and Kenya have re-opened, however strict protocols remain in place, including:
- Face masks worn at all times
- Hand sanitizing is required on arrival, when entering/exiting vehicles, and on leaving the village
- Social distancing of 2 metres must be maintained at all time
- Guests cannot enter family homes
- Village family members will be encouraged to wear face masks
- All village family members will sanitise their hands on arrival
Date published: 1st June 2021