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AFRICA’S FIRST ALL FEMALE-RUN SAFARI CAMP

“Feminism isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong, it’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.” ~ G.D. Anderson

We’ve come a long way in 100 years as a society, for our environment, as a race of people, for animals, in understanding values, rights and wrongs to the betterment of all these things. We’re getting there, but we still have a way to go towards full equality the world over.

As humans, we have to seek to try and accept equality – between black & white, straight & guy and male & female (and non-binary). We are at a junction of the word spinning around us, where we must decide to be on the right side of history. There’s only one answer.

One answer is within the African tourism industry, a heavily male dominated space where women were seldom afforded the opportunity to progress, both personally and professionally. From safari camp management, to wildlife guides, men were once provided with the luxury of being the only sex to assume such positions. For too long women have been sidelined to lesser positions such as cleaning and waiting. But now women are breaking free from these “shackles of oppression” and seizing their opportunity to show exactly what they are capable of.

One of our trusted suppliers is Asilia Africa – they operate a range of safari camps across Kenya & Tanzania and have led the way in creating sustainable change, for habitat, people and wildlife. One such change has seen positive light being shone on women and rightly so.

Dunia Camp is the only camp in Africa run entirely by women and the team is an inspirational example of what women can achieve in a male-dominated industry.

Located in Tanzania’s central Serengeti, Dunia is well placed for superior wildlife spotting. During the annual Great Migration, guests can watch giant herds of wildebeest moving through the area right from camp. The safari comes right to Dunia, with the migrating wildebeest herds regularly passing the camp.

Outside of the migration, there’s plenty more opportunity for wildlife spotting, too. During downtime, sink into an armchair with a cold drink in the open-sided dining tent and scan the sun-bleached plains for movement or get lost in a great book before retiring to your tent for an afternoon snooze.

The food at Dunia is prepared on-site by skilled chefs. During the rainy season, the camp buys fresh vegetables from the communities around Mugumu and source the rest of their food as locally and sustainably as possible. Start the morning with a hearty cooked breakfast on the deck overlooking the Serengeti plains. Alternatively, you can eat when you return from your game drive or take a pack breakfast for you to enjoy in the bush.

What to do at Dunia Camp

Game drives: Head out early in the morning to see predators at their most active. A second game drive departs in the late afternoon as temperatures begin to cool. We’ll stop for sundowners as dusk sets in. Seronera, the southern Serengeti and Moru Kopjes are all within easy reach, each known for great wildlife sightings.

Wildlife in this area includes lion, cheetah, leopard, elephant, bat-eared fox, zebra, golden jackal, spotted hyena, buffalo, gazelle, topi, klipspringers, a excellent variety of birds & much more!

Game drive vehicles are either open-sided or closed with roof hatches allowing you to stand for a better view. They are all fitted with charging points and fridges, so you can easily spend a whole day on safari.

Hot-air balloon rides: Watch the sunrise as you glide over the Serengeti plains. Whether you’re on a romantic holiday or a special family trip, this is an epic way to start the day. Hot-air balloon rides are at an additional cost and are weather dependent.

Rates for Dunia Camp are from US$462-938 per person per night.
Rates are fully inclusive of accommodation, house drinks, limited laundry service, daily guided game drives, transfers to/from nearest airstrip.

  • Our team would love to provide you with a free quotation
  • No bookings fees when booking a safari with Captured In Africa

Added to women leading the charge within tourism and other industries, African safari camps are driving sustainable change with the use of green, low -impact safari accommodations, plant-based menus, locally grown foods, sustainable, eco-friendly waste management and wildlife conservation initiatives. Meaning that a safari is one, if not the leading option for travellers wishing to lighten their footprint and assist progress towards equality.

Thank you to all the women out there, who are courageously leading by example.

All images © Asilia Africa.
Words Captured In Africa.

 


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