Rotarian Action Group Endangered Species and Lake Chelan Rotary, have formed a joint venture with Kosen Safari’s (Rotarian owned Kenyan safari company) and Rhino Mercy (Rotarian founded US conservation NGO operating in the Greater Kruger National Park of South Africa). This Rotary partnership provides a unique African safari designed by Rotarians for Rotarians. This African safari adventure combines the traditional safari experience with visits to local Rotary clubs and Rotary projects. Rotarians Hillary Kosen and Tom Tochterman believe experiencing the good works of Rotary in the context of the African bush will benefit Rotarian effectiveness in addressing and meeting the values of Rotary and living the Four Way Test. This program and itinerary will:
- demonstrate that saving endangered species can advance economic and community development by providing jobs and services in the discipline of conservation,
- demonstrate that effective delivery of basic education and literacy can be enhanced by introducing relevant environmental curriculum at the primary school level in communities most affected by human/wildlife conflict, and
- demonstrate that by discouraging wildlife crime and providing alternatives to affected communities that peace and conflict resolution can be advanced in the absence of the false economy provided by poaching and overharvesting.
Join us in Africa for a wilderness experience that will change your life while making you more committed to “Service Above Self” than you thought possible. The itinerary that follows may not be exact but provides an excellent outline of what to expect. You will also find biographical information for Rotarians Hillary Kosen and Tom Tochterman.