Tour Company

Paul Tickner Safaris


Mkuyu Guide School is a locally run project in a village bordering Ruaha National Park for young people who want to begin a career in the safari industry.

Paul Tickner Safaris supports the school in an effort to get more local people into the tourist industry and increase the relevance of tourism and conservation to Tanzanians through education and livelihood opportunities.


General School Supplies:
Chalk, College-Ruled Paper, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Rulers, Solar Calculators, Solar Lantern Lights, and Wide-Ruled Paper

Reference Materials:
(English) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Wall Charts:
(English) Language, Science, and World Maps

Text/Reading Books:
(English) African Field Guides, Biology, General Science, and Geography

Hesperian Health Guides:
(English) Community Guide to Environmental Health, Disabled Village Children, Helping Children Who Are Blind, Helping Children Who Are Deaf, HIV Health and Your Community, Where There Is No Dentist, and Where There Is No Doctor

Computer Hardware/Software:
Educational Software, Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Mobile Phones, Printers, Printer Cartridges, Solar-Powered Working Laptops, Tablets, USB Cables, and Working Laptops

Educational Games/Toys:
Chess Sets

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Binoculars, Frisbees, Soccer Balls, and Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids

Office Supplies:
Markers, Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper, Rulers, Scissors, Solar Calculators, and Staplers

Bowls, Pans, Plastic Serving Bowls, Plastic Serving Cups, Plastic Serving Plates, Pots, Serving Spoons, and Spatulas

Books about Gardening, Gardening Gloves, Hand Fork, Small Pruning Shears, Spades, and Trowel

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of July 19, 2018

Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you take them.

Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
• Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
• The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.

Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.