Creating Awareness for Girls in the Safari Industry: Females in Safari Initiative in Zambia
The nonprofit arm of African Bush Camps (ABC), African Bush Camps Foundation, expands its Females in Safari initiative to Zambia by offering a mentorship day for young high school girls. The event is an inspirational and informative day where girls can learn about the safari industry and its career opportunities.
With over 42 community-based development projects, African Bush Camps Foundation (ABCF) strives to improve the quality of life in communities surrounding ABC’s 17 tented camps and lodges in Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Botswana. Founded in 2006, ABCF focuses on community conservation, education, empowerment, protecting vulnerable wildlife, and preserving natural resources. One of the latest initiatives is a series of projects to create work opportunities for local women in the Safari industry. The initiative was launched with Botswana’s successful female safari guide training program last year.
The Zambia mentorship event will take place at ABC’s Thorntree River Lodge on the 24th of October, 2022, and will include inspirational talks from trailblazing women in various roles in the safari business and ABC camps. The participants will receive insights into the camp’s day-to-day operations, from learning about camp management, host roles, housekeeping, foundation communication and fundraising, and safari guiding.