Serengeti Girls Run
All our conservation work, including this project, is born of our love for Africa and our need to protect it. Become a part of preserving Africa’s legacy for future generations.
For the fourth consecutive year, we’re inviting runners of all levels to join a multi-stage, all-women run across the untouched wilderness areas of Singita Grumeti’s private concession in the western corridor of the Serengeti, home to an abundance of wildlife and a unique ecosystem. This exclusive, purpose-driven event forms part of Singita and the Grumeti Fund’s Safaris with a Purpose and will raise funds for empowerment programs for girls, including the provision of sanitary pads for one year and education scholarships.
The run involves a flexible, multi-stage distance of 21km per day. Whether on foot or supporting the runners in the shadow vehicle, participants will also be able to engage with local girls and learn more about the Grumeti Fund's work in the region.
Every evening guests are able to enjoy guided evening game drives that provide a front-row seat to this exclusive 350,000-acre protected reserve.
On completion of the run, participants will have the option to learn more about the Grumeti Fund’s community and conservation programmes.
Including a career fair for local high school girls, an option to visit the Anti-Poaching Canine Unit and take a tour of the new center for Research and Innovation for the Serengeti Ecosystem (RISE).
Serengeti Girls Run 2021Community
As the custodian of more than 350,000 acres of the world-renowned Serengeti ecosystem in Tanzania, Singita’s partnership with Grumeti Fund has had a profound impact on the Serengeti ecosystem. The non-profit Grumeti Fund carries out wildlife conservation and community development programs in and around the Singita Grumeti Reserve.
Faced with challenges including uncontrolled illegal hunting, rampant wildfires and spreading strands of invasive alien vegetation when they took over the management of the area in 2003, the Fund dedicated itself to transform severely depleted wildlife numbers into thriving populations once more. Restoring this once barren and highly degraded region to a flourishing wilderness, their successes include the remarkable recovery of many species – including buffalo, wildebeest and elephant populations, and in 2019, the Fund carried out the largest single relocation and reintroduction of 9 critically endangered Eastern Black Rhino.
The non-profit Fund is fiscally independent in its conservation and community project operations. Funds are derived in the form of donations from Singita guests, NGOs and philanthropists seeking to make a lasting contribution to the sustainability of conservation work in Africa.