Africa

PfaP Travelers Provide Prodigious Supplies in Kenya

Campi ya Kanzi and the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust received a tremendous donation from two extraordinarily generous guests whom decided that they would like to Pack for a Purpose! Campi ya Kanzi, located next to Kenya’s Amboseli National Park and bordering Tsavo West and Chyulu National Parks, is a luxury safari camp with a difference. The... Continue reading

PfaP Participants Protect Rhinos

The following lodgings and tour companies on our website in Africa and Asia work to conserve and protect the rhino: Samara Private Game Reserve, Siroki Lodge, Solio Lodge, John Stevens Guided Safaris Africa, Kariega Game Reserve, Inyati Game Lodge, Ride Kenya, ol Donyo Lodge, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and Karnali Lodge and Camp. Having had the... Continue reading

PfaPing in Zanzibar Reaches a High Note

Written by Judi Palmer, M.Ed., founder of the Creative Education Foundation of Zanzibar (CEFZ) Walking into the gardens of The Zanzibar School during a first grade recorder lesson can be quite amusing. One might ask “What is that strange discordant sound coming from this beautiful old building?” Actually, entering the first grade classroom during these... Continue reading

Elizabeth’s Story

1 Night + 27 Women = 14,439 Wishes of Love for Maasai Children On Friday evening, October 4, 2013, twenty-seven women gathered at my home to learn about Kenya, the plight of the African elephant, the current demand for ivory, and its role that is set to decimate these creatures into extinction within the next... Continue reading

PfaP TIES it together in Kenya

Our partner The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) chose to add extra meaning for the participants by encouraging them to “pack for a purpose” when they attended the 2013 conference being held in Nairobi Kenya. The supplies would be brought for any of the three projects supported by Basecamp Explorer and it’s Foundation. One of the... Continue reading

Natasha’s Story

As a company, ResRequest desires to give back and looks for opportunities to partner with our clients and their associated local community projects as well as charities operating in our area. Representatives from our team travel often and we want to be able to give even more practically than just with monetary contributions. Pack for... Continue reading

Marvelous Memories: Family PfaP’s in Kenya

It was a beautiful Thursday morning in Masai Mara when four parents and six kids boarded two open-aired jeeps. As we left Governors Camp in anticipation of visiting the Mara Rianda School just a few kilometers away, we all had a sense of excitement about meeting several hundred young students because we Packed for a Purpose. Loaded in our... Continue reading

Arantxa Sanchez’s Story

We went to the Umoja Center, supported by Nature Bound Africa, in Arusha, Tanzania in July. We brought clothes and school material and spent some time with the students who were eager to learn about our home countries. The Umoja Center sent us pictures of the distribution of the donations. Caroline, the founder and director... Continue reading

Peak of Joy: Two climbers experience ‘PfaPing’ in Tanzania

My husband, Mark, and I traveled to Tanzania in August of 2013 to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro and go on safari in order to cross a couple of items off our bucket list. We trained for months for our climb and digested every possible scrap of information we could find to help facilitate successfully reaching the summit. While I... Continue reading

Marie Tisserand’s Story

We recently visited Mabele School on our trip across Botswana, last August. We were very exited about it, as we had been preparing all the supplies and goodies for several months, collecting from our family and also from work colleagues. When I came to the office one morning, my desk was full of clothes, school... Continue reading