Proper Safari 2017

Thursday, August 24, 2017


Proper Safari 2017

The second Proper Safari will be held August 24 - September 4, 2017 and will raise money for the Makindu Children's Program as well as awareness of the AIDS pandemic that continues in Sub Saharan Africa. Makindu Children's Program provides orphaned and vulnerable children a nutritious hot meal daily, access to education and health care, shelter in guardian homes, advocacy and protection. The children come to the Centre for meals, check ups, laundry, bathing, resting and playing, all in a safe and nurturing environment.

The Proper Safari 2016 was a great success. Building on that success, Proper Safari 2017 will be a fantastic Adventure for a Cause. It will all start on August 24. Flying into Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, the Safari will head south to Kiboko Springs where they will stay at Hunter's Lodge to prepare for a service project at the Makindu Children's Centre - but before the work begins, an incredible welcoming ceremony will greet the group at the Centre. 

Following the completion of the service project, the Safari will travel to Tsavo West Game Park, one of Kenya's famed elephant game reserves.  From there the Safari drives north to the Laikipia Highlands, written about so elequently in "Out of Africa" by Elspeth Huxley.  There a 3 day camel safari wil take place, wrapping up one of the most unique service and safari treks to Kenya.

This year's Proper Safari is dedicated to Allyson Clark, who passed away far too young after a courageous battle with cancer. Allyson was the wife of Board Director Dennis Wininger and has been a generous supporter of the Makindu kids for years. Dennis will be participating in this Proper Safari, honoring her memory.

Each participant will pay $2,500 for the Safari, plus their own airfare into Nairobi, and a minimum contribution of $2,500 to the Makindu Children's Program to support the ongoing education, medical, nutritional and social programs for the AIDS orphans and other vulnerable children served at the Makindu Children's Centre.

Contact HelpTheKids@Makindu for more information on participating in this Proper Safari.


Thank you D. Pennell Brooks for use of your Safari photos.