Traveling is all about bettering ourselves and seeing the world through a different lens. But, what if you could return the favor and better the world at the same time? A new safari experience is hoping to do just that.
This fall, the Singita Grumeti Fund and BRAVE, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating female leaders throughout Africa, will lead an all-woman, five-day, 55-mile run across the expansive and epic wilderness of Singita Grumeti’s private concession in the Serengeti.
The run, which is part of Singita’s collection of conservation safaris called Safaris With A Purpose, will be held between October 19 and 24 of 2018.
There, participants will help raise funds for BRAVE’s empowerment programs as they take part in a multi-stage race through the conservation area. (Included is a five-night luxury tented accommodation at Singita Explore.) Following their daily runs, participants will spend time in the exquisitely designed camp, which also acts as an ideal place to spot wildlife like lions, zebras and more, as they walk through the Serengeti.
Moreover, while staying at the camp, guests have exclusive access to Singita’s 350,000-acre concession, which can provide unparalleled views and encounters with wildlife. And, after a long day of running, guests can also indulge in world-class food created by the camp’s private chef.
“Being a part of this first-ever BRAVE-Singita run will change the face of conservation in this area by creating opportunities for girls to become leaders in the field,” India Baird, founder of BRAVE, shared in a statement.
But, perhaps most importantly, beyond getting in a great run and staying at a luxury camp, the women who participate in this unique experience will also have the opportunity to engage with local girls and learn more about Singita Grumeti Fund’s anti-poaching strategy, which includes a rare visit to the canine unit to meet the elite anti-poaching team.
“We are here to speak to girls and tell them you have the right to a good education and to stand firm,” Frida Mollel, Community Outreach Program Manager, Singita Grumeti Fund, also shared in a statement. “We want to inspire them, to give them power and energy.”
If you want to get in on this experience, you better act quickly: there are only 20 spaces available. Participation is limited to one departure date in mid-October 2018. Rates for the running safari start at $1,413 per person and participants will be asked to make a $15,000 donation per person, which will directly benefit Singita Grumeti Fund and BRAVE.