Giving Back

Custom Safaris Gives Back

Custom Safaris is committed to giving back to the local communities our clients travel to. We take pride in the relationships and connections we have with these incredible people. Custom Safaris has developed ongoing projects dedicated to improving the lives of the local people through financial support for education, health care, economic empowerment opportunities for women, food and water. Custom Safaris Trust has helped to build schools and awards annual scholarships to outstanding students for secondary boarding school. Custom Safaris is proud to support The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Orphan’s Project. Every Custom Safari includes authentic cultural interaction and a visit to a school or local community. We can create a unique experience for those who have a special interest and would like to make a difference.


Custom Safaris has helped to build primary schools in the Maasai Mara and Samburu areas of Kenya for children in those communities, as well as providing books and school supplies. Custom Safaris awards annual scholarships to outstanding students for secondary boarding school.

Economic Empowerment Projects

Custom Safaris Trust is dedicated to helping empower women in the Samburu and Maasai Mara areas. The women have two economic empowerment projects; a Samburu beading project and a Maasai chicken exchange. The Samburu beading project provides women with supplies to create beaded items that are sold in camp gift shops. The Maasai chicken exchange provides women with funds to maintain and operate a chicken coop, raise chickens, produce eggs, and sell the eggs at the local market. Custom Safaris’ guests may chopose to visit these projects.

Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

Best known for our work to protect elephants, the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (SWT) operates the most successful orphan elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world. Custom Safaris supports the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

Pack for a Purpose

We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travelers like you to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination. If you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase and bring supplies for area schools or medical clinics in need, you’ll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families. Please click here to see what supplies are needed in our region:

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