We do, whenever possible, recruit staff from the surrounding villages which are just outside the Park.
We take in newly qualified hotel & catering students for “work experience” in the safari camp. They learn the differences to hotel work, so make informed decisions about their futures – whether to work in a town hotel, lodge or camp.
We occasionally invite local children for one or two nights stay to introduce them into the world of wildlife, which many have never seen. Most of these projects take place during the green season.
In 2011 we started a small fundraising charity to assist the families of staff and villagers when unfortunate situations arise. Recently, with funding from a group of regular guests, this fund facilitated a wheelchair for a young, chronically sick teenager in the village.