Tanzania Safari Staff Food Fundraiser

We've always believed travel can be a force for good, but with international travel put on hold by the coronavirus pandemic, the impact on local communities dependent on tourism has been devastating.

In the meantime, we've put our heads together and come up with a way to tackle an urgent need in the Tanzania tourism community that involves most of our travelers – the welfare of our local Tanzania team.  

This staff and their families rely heavily on the income they receive from assisting travelers and sharing their boundless enthusiasm and expertise. The salary and tips they receive help them feed their families, send their children to school, and pay for any social service needed such as medical care. Without tourists, they have no income stream and are receiving little to no financial support from the Tanzanian government. June through September is typically the busiest safari season, but COVID–19 has abruptly cut off their means of income this year.

Wilderness Travel and our local partner are organizing emergency relief food boxes to our amazing team of hardworking ground staff. These food boxes will contain - rice, maize corn, cooking oil, beans, tea, sugar, detergent, washing powder, and sanitary items. Our goal is to raise $9,000 USD in support of our local guides and staff through this season.

WT is not an NGO, nor do we have a non-profit arm, so these donations will not be tax-deductible.


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  • Steven Reneau 
    • $100 
    • 3 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $150 
    • 8 d
  • Charles h Classen Jr 
    • $100 
    • 9 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $300 
    • 13 d
  • Ralph Shapiro 
    • $750 
    • 13 d
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Organizer and beneficiary

Wilderness Travel 
Berkeley, CA
Gary Strand 
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