Updates from the Field

A Focus on Training

For the past few months there has been a strong focus on education and training to ensure the sustainability of many Grumeti Fund projects currently underway. Whether people are executing a project or are the subject of a project, training and education are key factors.

Elephant Collaring – Phase One

  The Grumeti Fund, in partnership with Singita, is excited to offer unique opportunities for like-minded philanthropists to join us on the ground as we implement key conservation and community development projects.  To kick off, in February and March this year, we opened our doors to

Teacher Training Program

An excerpt from Patricia Thornton’s WorldView Blog Karibu is Kiswahili for “welcome,” and it may as well be the national word of Tanzania. I learned a lot about Tanzania’s welcoming spirit during my two weeks of teaching language methodologies on the Serengeti plain. In Tanzania, secondary

Wild Dog Report

In recent years there has been a wild dog re-introduction program taking place within the greater Serengeti ecosystem.  Under the direction of the Tanzanian Wildlife Research Institute (TAWIRI), this endangered carnivore has been returned to the Serengeti national park and surrounding game reserves, whilst simultaneously

Women’s Day

On this International Women’s Day we are celebrating the women who work for the Grumeti Fund.  A team of women from various backgrounds and of different ages and determinations who play an integral role in the organization's success.  These women are extremely dedicated to the

World Wildlife Day

On this World Wildlife Day we are celebrating the successful completion of phase one of our elephant collaring program!  This past week we collared 12 elephants in the Grumeti concession - a combination of six cows and six bulls from various family groups and bachelor


Mentoring, at its core, guarantees young people that there is someone who cares about them, assures them they are not alone in dealing with day-to-day challenges, and makes them feel like they matter. Research confirms that quality mentoring relationships have powerful positive effects on young

Experiencing Ikorongo

The Grumeti concession area includes two iconic Tanzanian game reserves: Grumeti and Ikorongo.  Grumeti is where the majority of visitors tend to spend the lion’s share of their time.  It is astonishingly beautiful with wide-open plains and abundant wildlife herds. By contrast, equally breathtaking Ikorongo is

A Look at 2017

What a year it was for the Grumeti Fund! With the generous support of many donors and partners the team on the ground was able to implement an array of projects and programs to increase the impact of our conservation and community work.  Here are

Girl Power + Giving Tuesday = Positive Change

This week the Grumeti Fund hosted a series of women’s and girl’s empowerment sessions.  Over the three days 700 girls and women joined together to hear about topics ranging from the importance of confidence and career development to menstrual health and female genital mutilation (FGM).

An Elephant’s Rescue

  This past week the Grumeti Fund in partnership with the Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute (TAWIRI), saved an elephant’s life. On October 12th, a bull elephant was seen with a grotesquely swollen front-right leg and a badly slashed trunk.  He was hobbling on three legs between water

Introducing the Grumeti Fund Canine Unit

They have arrived! The dogs, Tony, Popo, DJ and Radar were warmly welcomed to their new home.  Although they have already undergone quite the journey from Washington DC to the Serengeti, Tanzania, their story is just beginning. Having been rescued from dog shelters in the