For over a decade we have conducted low-impact safaris to wilderness areas owned by Maasai with whom we engage in conservation and tourism partnerships. Annual concession fees and daily safari fees provide the Maasai with a financial supplement to livestock raising. In return, the wilderness is kept in tact for wildlife use and emergency cattle grazing in times of hardship. The money is channeled into a transparent village fund for education, cattle dips and veterinary services.
We are part of a progressive guide/operator consortium which pledges money each year to an easement with the Maasai in the critical wildebeest calving areas east of Tarangire National Park. The purpose is to set aside grasslands for wildlife and Maasai cattle, curb poaching and prevent destructive farming. It protects both the grazing resources and Maasai livelihoods. It is fair, focused conservation. For information on how to donate please go to www.dorobofund.org/simanjiro-easment