Accommodation

    The Hide Safari Camp

    Project #1

    The Hide Community Trust supports Chezhou Primary School which is located in the communal areas bordering the Hwange National Park and educates 348 children ages 4 through 14 years old. The country’s socio-economic environment is creating severe educational challenges for the school and the children. We aim to alleviate these challenges and ensure the school children receive a better education through improving access to learning aides, equipment and personal hygiene products.

    Project #2

    The Shantani Women’s Group comprises of women who have come together to learn new skills. The Hide Community Trust provides the Shantani women with training in conservation farming, craft making, accounting and other income generating initiatives so that they are able to lift themselves out of poverty and provide for their families.

    Project #3

    Conservation & Wildlife Fund (CWF) Trust is a collaborative group of concerned and passionate conservationists working together with local stakeholders to ensure the long term viability of Zimbabwe’s wildlife and habitats in the Hwange region of north-west Zimbabwe. The Hide Safaris is one of the founding members of CWF and is based on the Hide’s private concession. The CWF currently employs 11 members to conduct anti-poaching patrols to protect the environment and wildlife.

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of January 25, 2021

    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. If you prefer, you may reach out directly to them to inquire about items which may be available for purchase locally.

    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.