Serengeti safari camp run exclusively by women

Posted by Anita Froneman on 13 March 2020

The Serengeti region in Tanzania is rich in wildlife, attracting thousands of tourists each year. Recent findings show, however, that if you book a safari, your tour guide will most certainly be a man – unless you visit Dunia Camp. This nature reserve has undertaken to be run exclusively by women and is making a huge success of it.

‘We give women more power. It’s not only men that can live in the bushes,’ Jane Ngwatu, director of the camp told BBC.

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Dunia Camp in Tanzania's Serengeti is the only camp in the country run by an all-female team. From the guides to the management, they are proud of this accomplishment and to provide expertly led safaris in this beautiful natural habitat. In manager Angel's own words, "So many thought that we will be very scared with animals, that we can’t cooperate and work as one – they were not looking to the positive side of a woman! Women can do anything that can be done by any other person in this world.” #ThisIsAfricaExclusive @AsiliaAfrica . . . . . #AsiliaAfrica #AsiliaGram #Asilia #Africa #MyAsiliaSafari #EastAfrica #AfricanSafari #Travel #Adventure #Photoftheday #Photography #SafariGoals #Tanzania #Serengeti #GenuineSafaris #femaleempowerment #womenled #femaleguide #womenwhotravel #GenuineDifference #Genuine #MyAsilia #AsiliaSafari #Wildlife #Animals #Nature #luxurysafari #luxurytravel #duniacamp

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‘This camp is a “shining beacon of women’s empowerment” in an otherwise male-dominated society, and we are proud to support such an uplifting mission!’ The camp said on an Instagram post.

A report compiled for the UN Conference on Trade and Development in 2015 found that out of 2,000 safari guides in Tanzania, fewer than 10 were women, according to BBC. In fact, throughout Africa it was commonplace for most safari guides to be men, until recently. Now that’s starting to change.

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Chobe Game Lodge in Botswana also boasts an all-female guiding team. ‘We applaud the women in Africa who are breaking barriers and bringing their special touch to the wilderness. We look forward to seeing female guides being the norm, rather than an unusual sight,’ wrote Gretchen Healy in her article on this lodge.

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