Serengeti Girls Run
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For the sixth consecutive year, runners of all fitness levels are invited to join this multi-stage all-women run. Traversing the pristine wilderness of Singita Grumeti’s private concession in the Serengeti – home to an abundance of wildlife and a unique ecosystem – this exclusive event is part of Singita and the Grumeti Fund’s Safaris with a Purpose and will raise funds for empowerment programmes for girls in rural Tanzania.
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).
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Serengeti Girls Run 2023Community
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.