Community Outreach

At Off The Beaten Path Safaris, we strongly believe that a successful company should be involved with the local community – supporting locally owned businesses, promoting education of future wildlife guides and providing assistance to those less fortunate.  We have strong ties to our local community, as all of our office staff and guides are from the local area and continue to reside within our community.

One of the programs that our company has developed involves immersion experiences in the field with the top 5 students from each of the local wildlife colleges.  We host these students in the parks with our guides and spend the day learning from each other – it is a mutually beneficial experience for all involved.  This helps to add to the knowledge of these students beyond their classroom learning.

As as company, we promise to donate 2% of our profits to a local charity as a way to give back to our community.  We have chosen the Patandi Primary School and Faraja Orphanage Children’s Home (embedded link:  https://www.farajaorphanagechildrenshome.org) as our local charities.

Patandi Primary School is special to us, as it not only houses a standard school, but it also has a program for disabled children. This allows children who are deaf, blind and have developmental disabilities to receive an education and learn at their own pace.  Our goal is to help support renovation of their kitchen and dining room for the children attending the school.

Faraja Orphanage Children’s Home is a local orphanage located in Arusha. This orphanage is home to over 200 orphans, 30% of which are HIV positive.  The orphanage provides a loving home environment, medications and the ability to attend school for all children under their care.  Our goal is to support 1-2 orphans per year, providing enough funding for them to be fed, clothed and school fees covered.

The Patandi Primary School islocated near Arusha National Park, on the route from Kilimanjaro International Airport. Faraja Orphanage Children’s Home is in the city of Arusha along the same route. For travelers who would like to visit this local charity, we can easily arrange for a visit to the either charity during your stay.  Short visits can even be arranged on the day of departure when returning to the airport.