Tour Company

    Serengeti Pride – Safaris & Kilimanjaro Climbs

    Besides encouraging our safari and Kilimanjaro climb clients to bring school supplies from their home country, we are also happy to help pre-arrange and coordinate local purchase of school supplies in Arusha area.

    Project #1

    We work with Uraki Primary School to encourage our clients visiting Tanzania for a safari or Kilimanjaro climb to have a school tour and/or bring (or purchase locally) school supplies to donate to these wonderful children.

    Past clients have also started a project to bring clean water to the school and build a new toilet block, as well as a possible biogas project to power the kitchen that cooks for 1,200 kids!

    Needs

    General School Supplies:
    Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Erasers, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, and Solar Calculators

    Reference Materials:
    (English) Dictionaries

    Flash Cards:
    (English) Alphabet, Math, and Word

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

    Text/Reading Books:
    (English) Age Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, Health, and Math

    Art Supplies:
    Watercolor Brushes and Paints

    Computer Hardware/Software:
    Solar-Powered Working Laptops and Working Laptops

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, and Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer

    Project #2

    Kilimanjaro Porter Clothing/Gear Project: Serengeti Pride Safaris encourages all clients for Mount Kilimanjaro climbs or safaris to bring gently used gear to be donated/distributed to the Kilimanjaro porters.

    The porters climb Kilimanjaro carrying heavy loads, often without adequate gear/boots. They would rather spend their salaries on their families than purchase hiking clothing/gear/boots. This gear is quite expensive locally.

    Needs

    Clothing/Shoes:
    Boots, New or Gently Used Hiking Apparel (Not Cotton), New Synthetic or Wool Hiking
    Socks, Rain Jackets, Rain Pants, and Warm Fleece Jackets/Pants/Hats

    Note to Travelers Bringing Supplies:
    Cotton/street clothes for porters, their wives, and their kids are welcome as well, but hiking gear is the most urgent need.

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of August 7, 2020

    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.