Nomad Trust

Investing in Communities & Conservation in Tanzania

The Nomad Trust was set up in 2007 in areas of Tanzania where we operate our safari camps. We have always strongly believed in our long term commitment and responsibility to the surrounding communities and environment, not only for tourism but also wildlife conservation. For more information on the Nomad Trust, please email me - Lali Heath - on

Pack for a Purpose

Sat, Mar 17, 2018

Kids Chimping About in Greystoke

Last weekend we had the privilege of hosting a troop of children from the local primary school, Katumbi, who we support through our Nomad Trust down in Mahale. The top students from class seven (the final year of primary school) were chosen and given the chance to spend the day at Greystoke Mahale. Early in the morning 30 school kids were whizzed over the lake on our trusty camp boat, taxiing them into camp.

The kids had the most fantastic time. Their day was filled with a tour around camp, meeting the Greystoke crew and learning more about their Nomad neighbours. From cooks to chimp trekkers, the students had a chance to hear first-hand what sort of careers are possible around the Mahale mountains. The majority of these kids come from fishing and farming families, and a village with very limited job opportunities. 

Of course they got to have some fun in camp too, it wouldn't have been a true Greystoke experience if they didn't. 
And to top it all off... they all got to go chimp trekking and were lucky enough to meet some of the M-community! 

A huge thanks to the Greystoke guys and gals for putting this fab day together. 

Read more about it on our Greystoke blog

Thu, Mar 8, 2018

Keeping the Nomad wheels on for 20 years

As so often in life, it’s the people in the background that really keep the show on the road, and one lady in particular deserves her time in the spot light. 

Germana has been part of the Nomad family for two decades – virtually her whole working life. The very first office employee of Nomad Safari Guides (which became our Serengeti Safari Camp and northern guiding operation), she had the unenviable task of trying to bring accounts and operations to heel, and apply some sort of organized system. Today she remains an island of cool in what can be a pretty frenetic environment – calmly overseeing all the kit that camps and guides need each season, keeping suppliers in line and somehow knowing which type of place mat should be sent to which camp and which artisan makes it.  In a country where there’s no one-stop shop, coordinating all this and keeping all the balls in the air is no mean feat.  Germana somehow also manages to be a dedicated mother to four children, the eldest of which is planning to be a doctor.

Thu, Mar 8, 2018

Walking the walk

​We are so so proud to now be working with The Plaster House. 

Just a few weeks ago we started our outreach program with this fantastic Arusha based organisation. 

Using our Nomad presence in so many far flung parts of Tanzania, and some gusto from our camp crew, we are spreading the word to our Nomad neighbours, about the mini miracles The Plaster House performs. 

Doing this, we are the bridge between these children with disabilities hidden away in their villages, and the treatment that is out there and can seriously turn things around for them and their families. 

This week Hussein and Mahamud are the first of our new Trust outreach program to have undergone surgery to treat some serious burn injuries, and we are following their recovery at The Plaster House. 

Hussein age 14.

Mahamud age 3.

Help make this possible for more children

Learn more about The Plaster House

Thu, Mar 1, 2018

Our First Conservation Internship

We are thrilled to have successfully organised our first conservation internship, linking up two of our Nomad Trust partners, and bringing an exciting opportunity to ranger trained Ladislaus. 

Ladislaus, one of the children supported by TCF in Karatu, has been given the chance to go down to Katavi and work for LCMO, getting his hands dirty designing waste management projects, assisting with the youth club activities & village film nights, and getting first hand experience of conservation work going on in another corner of Tanzania.  

Ladislaus graduated from Ranger Collage, and longs to one day work in the safari world. As well as being a keen gardener and running little vegetable patches in the Rift Valley Children's Village, he also has a heart for conservation and community work. He is definitely our type of ranger!


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