Changa Safari Camp

For those guests who would like to purchase food locally for the benefit of the children, please contact us at this email and we will be happy to assist you.


Changa Safari Camp supports the voluntary, Tony Waite Organization operating in Kariba, northern Zimbabwe. Both Changa and Tony Waite, strive to improve the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children through educational and nutritional support at Manhanga Primary School. The rural school is in the Chief Musambakaruma area 195km from Kariba Town and reaches out to 232 children aged 4 to 16 years old.
Through tourism and Pack for a Purpose, we aim to improve children’s basic needs and day to day living, and in turn bring hope to the surrounding community and of course its children.

An asterisk (*) before an item indicates this item is most urgently needed.


General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, College-Ruled Paper, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pens, Rulers, Solar Calculators, and Wide-Ruled Paper

Reference Materials:
(English) Dictionaries and Age Appropriate Encyclopedias on CD

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

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

Text/Reading Books:
*Age-Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math

Hesperian Health Guides:
(English) Disabled Village Children, Helping Children Who Are Blind, Helping Children Who Are Deaf, 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:
Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

Art Supplies:
Sewing Needles and Thread

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Jump ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, and Whistles

First Aid:
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, and Plastic Gloves

*New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing, Shoes, and Underwear

Light Blankets

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

Non-Perishable Food Items:
*NAN Milk Formula,* Rice, *Mealie Meal, and *Milk Powder

Foods That Can Be Purchased Locally:
*Beans, *Mealie Meal, *Milk Powder, *Tea, and *Sugar

Health/Personal Grooming:
Bars of Soap, Combs, Deodorant, Hair Brushes, Multivitamin Tablets, Sanitary Napkins, Shampoos, Tampons, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Vaseline, and Washing Powder

Antibiotics, Folic Acid, Ibuprofen, and Oral Rehydration Salts

Books about Gardening, Gardening Gloves, Hand Fork, Spades, Trowel, and Wheel Barrows

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of April 3, 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.