WITO TRAVEL COMMUNITY – Empowerment Projects!

Why you should join our Wito Travel Community? Any responsible traveler agrees that community empowerment through travel has the power to change the world! Thanks to our careful integration of your safari and community empowerment projects, our experiences take guests on a journey that inspires them to learn more about themselves and the beautiful world around them while also making a true difference to the lives of local people, wildlife and the future of our planet.

WITO IMPACT – answering the call of the community!

WITO TRAVEL COMMUNITY – OUR PARTNERSHIPS

Going on an African safari is no doubt a unique experience providing an exciting blend of spectacular scenery, engaging cultural explorations, and wildlife encounters. However, knowing that your visit has directly contributed to enriching the lives of local people, wildlife and the country at large, is definitely more rewarding and memorable. From grassroots levels of providing access to education, offering health and cultural support to improving the livelihood of Maasai women and children, we have established partnerships with carefully selected local charities and non-profit organizations that allow us to give back to communities.

The Wito Effect

“We believe that by involving guests and connecting them directly with the local communities in the places they travel to while on safari with us, they too will be able to empower and make a positive impact to the “host” country.“

~ Abdullie Mfinanga, Founder.

We are proud to support our partnership with the following non-profit organizations:

Mission

By working in partnership with Wito Africa Safaris, Glory Salema, Founder of Tanzania Women Guides Foundation is seeking to empower, train and provide practical based programs that will ensure interested female trainees are successful in getting employment in the safari industry.

Tanzania Women Guides Foundation is a non-profit organization registered in Tanzania according to the law of Non-profit organization (00009944). As one of only very few female guides in Tanzania, Glory is determined to eliminate the gender disparity in the safari industry in Tanzania and achieve an equal percentage of women tour guides as our male counterparts.

By providing our guests with women tour leaders/guides, we are committed to empowering Glory and other local women in Tanzania to follow their dreams in the safari industry and explore beyond their comfort zones. You can also support Tanzania Women Guides Foundation’s mission to achieve the objective of having 50% of women tour guides by simply asking your trip providers to include women guide in your safari and Kilimanjaro adventure in Tanzania.

Mission

At the expressed need, and in partnership with, the people of Makuyuni Maasai village, we work to improve their quality of life by implementing sustainable development projects to improve education, food security, and economic development while protecting their environment and preserving their unique culture.

Mission

Together for Tanzania is a non-profit corporation whose mission is to provide educational, medical and missional support to the most needy in Tanzania.

Mission

Wito Women’s Organization group is a platform where women can connect, share inspirational stories of empowerment and find solutions to simple and complex social issues that affect women and children from Tanzania.

 

Why Empowering Women and Children?

Having grown up in a very poor family with a hardworking single mom who had a massive responsibility to raise four children in Tanzania all by herself–the urge for us to empower women is very personal – it goes beyond the traditional initiatives to support local community. It is through such struggles that we found our inspiration to empower women and children in Tanzania.

We believe that being a part of something bigger than ourselves is a way for us to leave a precious mark on this beautiful planet,  so we invite every one of our guests to leave their footprint too – wherever the journey takes them!

We also endorse the following initiatives:

We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travelers like you to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination. If you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase and take supplies for the projects we support in need, you’ll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families. Please click here to see what supplies are needed for our project/projects.