Tour Company

John Stevens Guided Safaris Africa

Project #1

The Zambezi Elephant Fund (ZEF) works collaboratively with the Zimbabwean government, NGOs and the private sector to develop, implement and manage: anti-poaching operations, field equipment and supplies for rangers and support teams, anti-poaching ranger training, conservation security planning and implementation, information systems and networking, and technology and systems for anti-poaching operations.

Our vision is that the Zambezi Valley, in its entirety, will one day be a safe environment in which elephants and other wildlife can thrive, for the benefit of Zimbabwe and global biodiversity.

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


Camping Supplies:
*Camping Cutlery, *Duffel Bags, *Mosquito Nets, *Roll Mats, *Sleeping Bags, *Small Cooking Pots, and *Water Bottles

Field Devices:
Batteries of All Sizes, Binoculars, Small Digital Camera with Memory Stick, Handheld GPS, Hand Saws, Solar-Powered Working Laptops, and Torches/Flashlights

Antiseptic Ointment/Powder, Band-Aids, Bandages for Wounds/Plasters, and Wash or Creams

*Boots, New or Gently Used Sneakers/Trainers, and Socks

Project #2

Imire Rhino & Wildlife Conservation is an incredible wildlife park in Zimbabwe’s eastern districts. It has a rhino breeding program, a volunteer program, schools with over 1,000 students, a clinic, a permaculture project, sport and environmental/waste management projects, anti-poaching, educational projects, sewing projects, a tourist lodge, a bush camp and more.

Imire is a wonderfully special place that deserves recognition and support for the incredible work that the Travers family, Imire staff, and friends continue to do for wildlife, conservation, the environment, community, and tourism, often through difficult circumstances.


General School Supplies:
Chalk, Colored Pencils, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Pencils, Pens, Rulers, and Solar Calculators

Reference Materials:
(English) Dictionaries

Flash Cards:
(English) Alphabet

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

Text/Reading Books:
(English) Language/Grammar and Math

Educational Games/Toys:

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, and Soccer Balls

New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

Light Blankets and Mosquito Nets

Gardening Supplies:
Vegetable Garden/Permaculture Tools and Literature, Seeds/Seedlings (any of which we can purchase here on behalf of our clients and send out directly to Imire), and Sponsorship of a Specific Animal (e.g. rhino, elephant, buffalo, etc.)

Health/Personal Grooming:
Antibiotic Ointments, Band-Aids, Deodorant, Sanitary Napkins, and Tampons

Art Supplies for Artist Initiatives and Community Produced Projects:
Acrylic Paint Brushes, Buttons, Craft Scissors, Knitting Needles, Needles, Sewing Scissors, Tape Measures, Thread, Wool, and Zippers

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of January 12, 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.