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A commitment to conservation and responsible tourism has been an integral part of the construction of our properties and our daily operations ever since we opened our first camp in Kenya's Masai Mara in 1999. Sanctuary Retreats selects projects based on their potential to create long-lasting relationships with the communities in the areas in which we operate.

Sanctuary Retreats continues to build long lasting relationships with the rural communities in the areas in which we operate. Our goal is to identify and sponsor long-term, viable and self-sustaining projects that will have the support of our staff and visitors. The projects listed on these pages are all collaborative. We work closely with the local communities to determine their needs and improve their well-being.


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Living with elephants

Sanctuary Retreats and non-profit charity Living With Elephants invite you to explore Africa from an elephant’s perspective.

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Rhino Conservation Project

Sanctuary Retreats supports the Rhino Conservation Project initiative which helps to protect and conserve our rhinos that face critical threat.


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Masai Mara Conservation Programme

Sanctuary Retreats Philanthropy works with Maasai communities in the Masai Mara to positively impact education, encourage conservation, and develop community enterprise.

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Safe Water for Schools Initiative

The Safe Water for Schools Initiative introduces sustainable, non-invasive means to acquire clean water for Maasai students in Kenya.


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Sin Kyun village

Sanctuary Retreats Philanthropy and our guests support a small remote village, Sin Kyun, located just north of Mandalay.


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Ilboru School for Children with Special Needs

Sanctuary Retreats Philanthropy is improving and advancing the Special Needs Unit at Ilboru School in Arusha, Tanzania.

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Mwika Beekeeping Project

Sanctuary Retreats Philanthropy works with the Mwika Village on a grassroots beekeeping project, emphasising the preservation of the environment to bring rewards to the community.

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Serengeti Cheetah Project

Sanctuary Retreats Philanthropy help to monitor the demographics of the cheetah in the area, one of the last few remaining natural ecosystems where these cats exist in viable numbers.

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Education on the Edge of Wilderness

Sanctuary Retreats Philanthropy provides education and support for the next generation of conservationists—children.


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Bwindi Community Hospital & Nursing School

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp is working with Bwindi Community Hospital on an on-going basis to continue to develop its resources.

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Ebenezer Nursery and Primary School

Located in the South-Western region of Uganda in the Kanungu district, right on the peripherals of the famous Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, the Ebenezer Nursery and Primary School currently serves 124 pupils.


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Nakatindi Community & School

Nakatindi Village represents Sanctuary Retreats Philanthropy’s largest community investment, positively impacting lives and livelihoods at the household level.

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Kakumbi Community & School

Sanctuary Retreats Philanthropy is changing the educational environment for 650 rural Zambian children.

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Nakatindi Maternity Ward

Identifying HIV status early on is critical to preventing the transmission of HIV from mother to child, and with maternal care provided by skilled government healthcare professionals throughout delivery and postnatal care, the reality of HIV free babies being born can hopefully be realised.