Sustainable tourism, community development & conservation
As an operator focused on sustainable tourism, African Bush Camps firmly believes in the sentiment that ‘Charity starts at home’. As such, we are proud to announce that in 2012, five USD will be taken from each night spent at our camps, and donated to the African Bush Camps Foundation.
The African Bush Camps Foundation runs a variety of community development projects focused on sustaining and empowering the local communities in each of the areas in which African Bush Camps operate.
In addition, African Bush Camps will work to establish additional partnerships with like-minded organization’s whose initiatives focus on supporting and conserving the wildlife and communities in the areas in which we operate.African Bush Camps is therefore proud to announce three new partnerships with organisations which we will be supporting in our efforts to conserve and develop the local communities and wildlife of Zimbabwe and Botswana.
Pack for a Purpose believes people fortunate enough to travel to other countries often wish they could make meaningful contributions to help meet the needs of the people living in the places they visit. Pack for a purpose’s goal is to assist travelers who want to say ‘thank you’ in this manner, or who simply want to expand their generosity beyond their own communities. Pack 5lb (2.25kgs) of supplies as directed, bring it to one of our camps, and your donation will benefit communities within projects developed by the African Bush Camps Foundation.
> Read more on our blog, or Pack for a purpose website.
Jane Bubear Sports Foundation (“JBSF”) was launched in 2009 to help young people in communities under challenge by the provision of high-end personalised sports kit. The charity is named in honour of Jane Bubear, who was a British international waterski champion who died of cancer at 37. The Jane Bubear Foundation now hosts an Annual run in Hwange in collaboration with the African Bush Camps Foundation .
Since 1927, Wildlife & Environment Zimbabwe (WEZ) has fought for the conservation and protection of Zimbabwe’s environment. Since then WEZ has been on the forefront of conservation, lobbying for the establishment of National Parks and protected areas, assisting in the management of these, and spreading knowledge on conservation and environmental issues through magazine publications, and different environmental education projects. Moving forward in 2012, African Bush Camps will be working with WEZ in support of their Hwange Water and Game Consensus projects, as well as supporting their fund raising events.