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Critical grazing areas for wildlife are quickly disappearing and the health of Tarangire National Park and the Maasai Steppe is under threat.

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Community Based Conservation & Tourism

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.

Simanjiro Conservation Easement

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

2017 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC & INTERNATIONAL TOURISM CONVENTION (ITB) TOP 3 FINALIST, CONSERVING NATURE, WORLD LEGACY AWARDS
2010 OUTSIDE MAGAZINE TRIP OF THE YEAR: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS' SERENGETI TREK
2017 TRAVINDY SUSTAINABLE TOURISM (TRAVINDY.COM) WORLD LEGACY AWARD INTERVIEW
2009 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE TOUR OF A LIFETIME AWARD: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS' SERENGETI TREK
2015 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELER TOUR OF THE YEAR AWARD: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS' SERENGETI TREK
2009 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE NUMBER 1 OUTFITTER IN AFRICA & THE WORLD: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS
2013 THE ACTIVE TIMES THE BEST NEW TRIP: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS' RUAHA WALKING SAFARI
2008 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE NUMBER 1 OUTFITTER IN AFRICA & THE WORLD: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS
2011 THE NEW YORK TIMES FULL PAGE ARTICLE: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS IN THE MAASAI STEPPE
2006 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE TOP SAFARI IN AFRICA: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS