In light of the significant environmental and socio-economic need of the region, Samara created the Friends of Samara Trust – a means by which guests, visitors and friends can contribute to causes dear to their hearts. Projects include the reintroduction and conservation of endangered species, the fight against rhino poaching and our ongoing environmental education projects.
We particularly encourage donors to get involved at more than a solely financial level. Sponsoring a rhino collar for tracking and protection purposes often involves a trip to watch the rhino darting process and the subsequent release back into the wild – an emotional and humbling experience. Seeing in-person how their contribution can alter the course of our projects has proved to be a moving experience for many of our donors.