Being privileged to enjoy a location in the heart of the Serengeti, it is our aim to engage the Lodge – guests and employees – in environmentally, socially and economically sustainable practices that conserve natural resources, reduce the Lodge’s environmental impact, and help protect the Serengeti National Park and the communities within and surrounding it. It is for these reasons that we are proud to be sharing news of our Community Outreach Projects; The Discovery Centre Fund and The Fruitful Orphanage Fund.
Through our Discovery Centre, the Lodge aims to raise awareness for local wildlife conservation and research projects. Our team are actively involved with the work of many local organisations, including the de-snaring of injured animals. Furthermore, to help develop the future leaders of Tanzania tourism, the Lodge offers visits and internships to local students from Serengeti Tourism College several times a year to help educate students on the important role of responsible tourism.
To help play our part in protecting and preserving the environment of the Serengeti, we have established a Discovery Centre Fund, which in partnership with Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA), Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS), Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute (TAWIRI) and Serengeti Tourism College (SETCO), has two specific aims: Conservation & Education. All funds raised will go towards anti-poaching initiatives in the Park, as well as wildlife and hospitality education programmes for young members of the community across the Serengeti.
Established in 2014 by Isaac Sumary, Fruitful Orphanage provides food, shelter and education to more than 30 orphaned children in Arusha. Isaac, himself an orphan, created this project to help ensure that children in his position do not have to face the same hardship he did. Isaac’s vision is to provide for the basic needs of orphaned children, while seeking new families and a permanent home for each child. Through a peaceful environment and access to education, Isaac hopes the children will go on to live happy and productive lives.
To support Fruitful Orphanage, every month, donations from Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti are made to contribute to the cost of food and hygiene supplies for every child, animal feed for the Orphanage’s chickens and basic classroom equipment. Our Fund also aims to assist with providing a better water and electricity supply to the Orphanage helping to construct larger and better equipped living accommodations and classrooms. Further opportunities to support the children of Fruitful Orphanage include the opportunity to sponsor a child’s education.
Both projects will be funded by donations, which guests may choose to contribute as an addition to their folio upon check out.More posts from July 2016