Conservation South Luangwa
Anti-Poaching Operations – Dazzle Africa has collaborated with Conservation South Luangwa to support anti-poaching activities in the South Luangwa. Poaching continues to have tragic impacts on wildlife populations and affects a wide range of species, such as elephant, lion, endangered wild dog, giraffe and buffalo. Donations to this project increase the number of village scouts and anti-snaring/anti-poaching patrols in the South Luangwa Valley and protect, treat and rehabilitate snared or injured animals, and fund the Cessna 180 airplane used for detecting poachers and preventing further wildlife crime.
To learn more about Conservation South Luangwa, click here: Conservation South Luangwa
Zambian Carnivore Programme
The Zambian Carnivore Programme is a non-profit Zambian registered trust dedicated to the conservation of large carnivore species (African wild dog, cheetah, lion, leopard, hyena), their prey, and the ecosystems they reside in.
To learn more about The Zambian Carnivore Programme, click here: Zambian Carnivore Programme
The Bushcamp Company
The Bushcamp Company’s own charity, Charity Begins at Home, is a Zambian registered charity that greatly benefits the local community of Mfuwe by funding numerous conservation and education projects in the local area. Charity Begins at Home sponsors over 350 students and is our partner in sponsoring local children to attend school. Both Dazzle Africa and the Bushcamp Company’s current focus on education is sending students to college, which we both feel is the greatest educational need in the valley.
In the Luangwa Valley where we provide water wells (boreholes), local communities are growing rapidly in size, and the majority of villagers still have no convenient access to safe, clean water. Dazzle Africa partners with The Bushcamp Company to bring the people of Mfuwe, Zambia, accessible sources of clean water. Clean, safe water is right under their feet. Borehole drilling is a permanent solution to a problem that is costing people their lives.
The Bushcamp Company, named one of National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the World, is also our Safari travel partner. Dazzle Africa takes guests to the iconic South Luangwa National Park to stay at the Mfuwe Lodge where famous families of wild elephants use the lodge as a thoroughfare. Truly a site to see!
Mulberry Mongoose’s mission is to create beautiful, contemporary accessories whilst promoting social and economic development and the protection of the pristine South Luangwa Valley where the company is based.
Today, a silent and one of the most deadly poaching tools is snare wire, which indiscriminately kills animals that step into snare traps. Conservation South Luangwa patrols are deployed regularly to confiscate snare wire, which they subsequently donate to Mulberry Mongoose. Our artisans re-shape and incorporate the potentially fatal wire into intricate jewelry designs: the Snare Wire Jewellery Collection. Proceeds from the collection have raised $82,000 for anti-snare patrols in just over three years; selling thousand’s of pieces worldwide and featured in National Geographic, Departures and Marie Claire.