Africa

Giltedge Africa Clients Give Generously Making Their Travel More Meaningful

We are immensely grateful for our partnership with Pack for a Purpose and the opportunities they provide us and our clients to assist those in need. In the last years we’ve seen an increase of interest from travellers in uplifting local communities and Pack for a Purpose has provided them with an easy way to... Continue reading

Overland Travel Guests Pack School Supplies to Make a Big Impact on Kenyan Students

When Bryan and Jade landed carrying their full business class luggage allowance we were overwhelmed with their generosity, as well as their family and their friends’.  Their personal belongings for the safari were about a quarter of their luggage and the rest was stationary, clothes, and even some tablets (IPads, not medication!) for us to... Continue reading

Angela’s Story

I first heard of Pack for a Purpose when my husband and I traveled to South Africa for our honeymoon in 2017. My husband and I were staying at the Ant’s Nest lodge and PfaP was mentioned on the lodge’s website. Although I had to pack very light as I would be traveling for several... Continue reading

36 Schools Across Zambia and Zimbabwei Benefit from PfaP Travelers

Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Zambezi is the non-profit organisation of ecotourism company Wilderness Safaris.  Wilderness Safaris operates in six African countries, and the Zambezi region covers Zambia and Zimbabwe. All of Wilderness Safaris’ camps are featured on the Pack for a Purpose website, and we are so fortunate to receive many items from guests... Continue reading

Laura’s Story

While looking up what to pack for my first trip to Africa, I came across Pack for a Purpose. After doing some research into it I realized it was a very good way of giving to others. When I found out I was going back to Africa for a second time I started getting things... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers in Cape Verde Island Make a Big Impact

I was first introduced to Pack for A Purpose by a friend in Brazil. He owns a small tour company in Rio de Janeiro, working from out of a favela called Rocinha. He knew I had plans of setting up my own company in Cape Verde, so he explained the importance of using the Pack... Continue reading

Cape Splendour’s Story

When travel was still safe, a Pack for a Purpose traveler by the name of Maureen Reith dropped off a huge amount of goodies for Rainbow House, the community project supported by Cape Splendour. It weighed about 18kgs and comprised of stationery, clothing, underwear, toiletries and all sorts of things. I arranged for Rainbow House, a place of... Continue reading

Imvelo Safari Lodges When Travel Resumes Will Continue to Make a Big Impact with Your Help

Amid the COVID-19 chaos and uncertainty, the tourism industry has undoubtedly taken one of the largest blows. The collapse of tourism is not only catastrophic for business; ecosystems, habitats and people around the world depend on tourists bringing funds, supplies, and attention to these areas. At Imvelo Safari Lodges, which operates in and around Zimbabwe’s... Continue reading

Together, We Can Do More

‘Together, We Can Do More’ It is this shared sentiment that has made MORE Family Collection’s (MFC) partnering with Pack for a Purpose a match made in ‘ubuntu’. Through this global initiative, our guests from all over the world pack much-needed supplies for our MORE Community Trust (MCT) school projects, which are supported by the... Continue reading

Barbara’s Story

My partner and I visited Kariega Game Reserve in South Africa in 2018 where we heard about Pack for a Purpose.  We returned again in January 2020, only this time we wanted to put something back into the local community.  It was only a small donation of educational materials, some over the counter medicines, and... Continue reading