Takims Holidays, have been working hard to increase their conservation efforts to ensure they contribute towards protecting the delicate ecosystem of Tanzania. Poaching remains a major challenge in Tanzania, which is why they have partnered with the Frankfurt Zoological Society on a special anti-poaching initiative called the Serengeti De-Snaring Program.
Snaring targets species like wildebeest, zebra and antelope, but are also deadly traps for many other animals such as predators or even elephants.
The goals of this program are two-fold, including conserving wildlife and creating a sustainable future for the tourism value chain, and to establish a job for ex-poachers and give them an alternative means of livelihood.
On average 35 snares are collected a day by the team, when they find a poacher den, they destroy the bush meat and other materials found to discourage poaching activities. Over the past 16 months, the program has resulted in 17,536 snares removed, 125 poacher’s camps found and destroyed, and 157 animals have been released.
This is a unique project and the only one of its kind in the Serengeti National Park. A proportion of revenue from each bed-night in the Serengeti will be going towards funding the special anti-poaching teams involved in this project.
Takims Holidays are a family run, DMC with over 65 years' worth of experience, providing outstanding tours that showcase the very best of Tanzania and Zanzibar. Specialising in private, tailor made safaris, they always ensure complete flexibility. These true Tanzanian pioneers provide exceptional itineraries, experienced guides and high-quality service standards along the way.
Originally starting out as a travel agency in 1950, since they began Takims Holidays has been intimately involved in developing Tanzania's safari and tourism industry with passion being one of their greatest strengths.