The African Bush Camps Foundation is a registered not-for-profit organization that began operating in 2006 with the vision of creating opportunities that empower rural communities located in vulnerable wildlife areas. The Foundation’s mission is to partner with these communities to improve their quality of life and achieve long-term conservation through programs focusing on education, conservation, community infrastructure and community empowerment.
By directly linking these benefits to tourism these communities learn to positively value wildlife and nature as resources for improving their well being.
The African Bush Camps Foundation identifies needs, skills and resources within communities and forges meaningful partnerships amongst the stakeholders, creating opportunities to empower the communities and their members to become self-sustaining and independent, whilst also promoting conservation and community spirit.
We work with the rural communities living in and around the wildlife areas in which African Bush Camps operates.
Through our partnership with African Bush Camps, each and every bed night in any one of their camps donates US$10 to the African Bush Camps Foundation covering our administrative overheads, allowing us to make sure that 100% of each and every donation goes directly to the project it is intended for.
At the African Bush Camps Foundation, we are passionate about working side by side with people to achieve our goals of providing opportunities for communities to sustainably free themselves from poverty whilst protecting their invaluable environmental resources.
We have a wonderful team who are dedicated, passionate, fun and love passing on their skills, knowledge and time.
Founder & CEO
Sophia started the African Bush Camps Foundation in 2006, achieving a life long dream of working side by side with rural communities in providing a link between tourism and rural communities living in wildlife areas.
Obert joined the African Bus Camps Foundation team as the Trust Manager in March 2016. He joins the ABCF at a critical and defining moment of development and growth.
Project Coordinator – Zimbabwe
He was born and grew up in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe where he completed his primary and high school education. He later on moved to the United States in 2008 where he studied and worked before returning home in 2014.
Project Coordinator – Botswana
Tumi was born and raised in the mining town of Selebi – Phikwe and holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Botswana since 2001.
Guest Service Officer
Yvonne will meet guests on a regular basis, this is why she is the perfect person to spread the story of the Foundation and the work we do to any one who has questions or interests in us.
Digital Communications Coordinator
Devon has been working within the African Travel Industry since 2007, always with a focus on leveraging it for sustainable development. He comes to the Foundation after 2 years building the commercial elements of African Bush Camps‘ online presence and wants to implement his skills in telling the stories of Foundation project.