Tanda Tula Safari Camp has been one of the chief benefactors of the “Save the Elephants South Africa (STE-SA)” since its inception in 2003.
Save The Elephants is an NPO that was established by the world renowned Dr Iain Douglas Hamilton in Kenya in 1976. Save the Elephants South Africa, headed by Dr Michele Henley, has been operating a research program focusing on elephant migration patterns throughout the Greater Kruger National Park, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, for the last 8 years.
Dr Henley’s research has been endorsed and approved by SANParks, and has informed the South African government and SANParks in their management policies and decision making with respect to elephant populations in the Greater Kruger National Park, and the rest of Southern Africa.
As a long term support initiative of the Ground Hornbill Research Project that is ongoing in the Timbavati and surrounding reserves, Tanda Tula Safari Camp provides a monthly fuel donation for the field vehicle of the Ground Hornbill Project. In addition, Tanda Tula’s rangers provide feedback of all Ground Hornbill sightings to the researchers, and record these sightings on the Cybertracker system employed at Tanda Tula. Tanda Tula has also provided regular assistance to the project by making personnel available to assist with nest inspections and other field work together with the Ground Hornbill research staff.