Project information

Psst! Wanna see an elephant?

Tanzania has some of the world's most diverse wildlife, yet none of the Chole community has ever seen a wild elephant. Bede and Landi Hesmondhalgh are raising money for a safari by a group of students from Chole and the UK to the Selous game reserve in mid 2015 to see elephants and other wildlife

About a week in mid 2015

Charity information: Chole Mjini Trust Fund

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  • Need


    The project is intended to introduce the Chole community first hand to their country's rich wildlife heritage so that they value it and conserve it, and to reward the top scholars supported by the Trust.


    By showing people from Chole first hand the wonders of their country's wildlife heritage.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To fund an expedition by students from Chole accompanied by young people from the UK on a safari.


    » Visit the Selous game reserve to see wildlife first hand.

    What success will look like

    By arranging a trip to the Selous game reserve for the Chole students.

  • Impact


    The trip will broaden the appreciation of the students for their own country and hopefully interest them in the conservation of their wildlife heritage. We also believe that it will spread such an interest back into the community as a whole and perhaps lead to annual expeditions.

    As a bonus we hope that it might foster long term friendships between Chole and UK students.


    The expedition will not be able to go ahead without sufficient funding.


    The expedition will feature in one of the Trust's newsletters and on the Trust's website.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £1,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,000 Travel Travel, accommodation and subsistence during the expedition
  • Background


    Chole Island in the Mafia Marine reserve and the Selous Game Reserve, both on Tanzania.


    The individuals involved specifically and the Chole community more generally.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Because it is the only charity working with the Chole community

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Bede Hesmondhalgh

    Bede is one of the UK students who will join the Chole students on the expedition, and is heading the fundraising effort. Please support him.

    Athuman Tawakal

    Athuman is one of the first people from the Chole community ever to graduate from university, and will accompany the expedition as its leader.