‘Wilderness in waiting’ is a four-part weekly series, highlighting Africa’s proud wildlife heritage during the COVID pandemic.
Without the regular revenue-flow from tourism, many of the conservation and community projects caring for Africa’s most vulnerable wildlife and people are themselves, now under threat. I spoke with several luxury lodges around Africa to hear their reflections, what isbeing done to mitigate loss, and most importantly what we can do to support.
The Grumeti, Malilangwe and Singita Lowveld Trusts
Singita, one of Africa’s most well-known and loved group of lodges, has a proud 100-year vision to protect and preserve vast areas of African wilderness, carried out through three strategic trusts and funds, namely The Grumeti Fund in Tanzania, The Malilangwe Trust in Zimbabwe and then Singita Lowveld Trust in South Africa. These funds have been put to extensive work, providing emergency relief support for many vulnerable families needing food parcels, assistance for students
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