Chagga Mzungu is a Registered Charity operating in East Africa / Tanzania. We are an Independent Non Government Organisation (NGO) specialising in providing innovative solutions for the conservation of wildlife in a humanitarian way.
We generate a positive outcome for the Tanzanian people and African wildlife to live alongside each other. Our innovative solutions are delivered in the most cost-effective manner. We keep the management costs very low by managing the charity from our base in Australia and use local expertise to action our plans.
We rely solely on the Board and Charitable donations to make positive changes for the wildlife. It is important to us that we maximise every contribution.
Chagga Mzungu began in 2016. Our Founder, Dan, felt that there was a need for real grass-roots help in Tanzania. There are many charities operating in / or close to the Serengeti. Each Charity has its own way of dealing with the health and preservation the African wildlife. As Dan had spent his formative years in Tanzania, he knew there was a way to get more money directly applied into humanitarian projects in Tanzania. He re-connected with people who could help. Chagga Mzungu was created.
Our aim is to protect the wildlife that lives in Tanzania from poaching and habitat encroachment by getting to the root of the problem and helping the local people to find another way to earn a living.
Our approach is to encourage the people who are indirectly involved with poaching elephants to see that the wildlife is an asset. We implement simple solutions to the root cause of their poaching.
Our partners in Tanzania:
Although we are a Charity registered in Australia, we partner with local Tanzanian agencies to implement our charitable solutions.
One of these agencies is Tumaini Jema Serengeti Conservation. They are a registered charity in Tanzania and perform much of the ground work for us. We then audit the work on a regular basis.
We also have many logistical support companies who support and endorse our humanitarian principles of looking after the people who live alongside the African wildlife.
Chagga Mzungu is a small, but very effective, charity generating real results for wildlife conservation and for the local people.
Help us to make a difference. Please make a small donation and we will use it wisely.
“Chagga-Mzungu”, C.M.Humanitarian Consultancy – a registered Australian Charity
Charity Number: 52122463099
PO.Box 1021 Night Cliff
Darwin NT Australia
Summary of activities
We use a combination of practical resources and education to assist villages gain benefits from caring for wildlife instead of poaching it.
In 2017 we provided a steel shipping container and the funds to manage it as a collective granary to protect the annual village crop from elephants avoiding starvation and in turn anger toward elephants.
This in turn has now motivated care toward elephants and a new project for 2018 where villagers will invite tourists to stay in the village and be trained in herding and assisting to herd the elephant back into the Serengeti and into the care of the park rangers. The tourists will collectively remunerate the villagers for this experience – furthering community and economic development/benefit.
A new way for villagers to enhance wildlife and farm tourism from it.