Updates from the Field

Big Mammal Sightings Record Broken

Excerpts from a 24 hour adventure by Charles Foley, with Lara Foley and Brenden Simonson In September of this year we approached the management at Grumeti with an unusual request: would they be interested in supporting an attempt to break the Big Mammal Day world record in

Grass Roots Education

I just finished an amazing stay in the Serengeti of Tanzania. I’ve been here for 6 weeks, involved in 2 different projects that are community outreach programs of the Grumeti Fund. Grumeti combines conservation, sustainable tourism, and community outreach. I worked on two projects: Language Immersion

The Dedication of the Grumeti Fund Scouts

Strategic | Committed | Organized | Unyielding | Trained It’s 3:00am and Kabichi, the Senior Regional Leader for Anti-Poaching’s Special Operations Group, hears his call sign crackle over the digital radio next to his bed.  A covert camera placed along the protected area boundary has just snapped

A Focus on Training

For the past few months there has been a strong focus on education and training to ensure the sustainability of many Grumeti Fund projects currently underway. Whether people are executing a project or are the subject of a project, training and education are key factors.

Elephant Collaring – Phase One

  The Grumeti Fund, in partnership with Singita, is excited to offer unique opportunities for like-minded philanthropists to join us on the ground as we implement key conservation and community development projects.  To kick off, in February and March this year, we opened our doors to

Teacher Training Program

An excerpt from Patricia Thornton’s WorldView Blog Karibu is Kiswahili for “welcome,” and it may as well be the national word of Tanzania. I learned a lot about Tanzania’s welcoming spirit during my two weeks of teaching language methodologies on the Serengeti plain. In Tanzania, secondary