A failing cattle ranch endangers local wildlife.
Originally established as a cattle ranch during Tanzania's colonial period, Manyara Ranch is now a 45,000-acre conservancy located in a critical wildlife corridor connecting Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Parks.
Manyara remains an operating ranch to this day, but in the past it was so poorly managed that it barely turned a profit. As a result, the surrounding lands were under threat of being sold and divided into small, unsustainable agriculture plots.
The Maasai School was dangerously dilapidated.
The school formerly located on 45,000-acre Manyara Ranch was dilapidated, having seen no physical maintenance or repair in over 20 years. Its buildings were shabby, lacking electricity and a proper water distribution system. The school was extremely overcrowded, with over 800 students enrolled in the 400-person capacity school.
Poverty and conservation both are issues in Tanzania.
Tanzania, like many parts of Africa, still struggles with poverty and issues of economic empowerment. Women often feel the burdens of poverty most acutely. With fewer economic opportunities and greater responsibilities at home, women are often left to struggle with the impossible burdens of poverty.
Iconic mountains and an impressive array of wildlife.
With UNESCO World Heritage Sites dotted around the signature high central plateau and mountainous geography of Ethiopia, this country is an excellent destination for wildlife enthusiasts, adventure travelers, and tourists alike. The area contains 20 peaks that rise above 4,000 meters, including Ras Dashen in Simien Mountains National Park, which, at over 4,500 meters, is the country's highest peak and the third highest mountain in Africa.