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Pack for a Purpose

The Hide are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travellers to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination. If you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase and bring supplies for area schools or medical clinics in need, you’ll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families.

You can make a Big Impact on communities around the world by using the available space in your luggage to provide supplies to communities you visit. For 5 pounds (2.27 kilos), you can bring one of the following:

The Hide Safari Camp

Project #1

The Hide Community Trust supports Chezhou Primary School which is located in the communal areas bordering the Hwange National Park and educates 348 children ages 4 through 14 years old. The country’s socio-economic environment is creating severe educational challenges for the school and the children. We aim to alleviate these challenges and ensure the school children receive a better education through improving access to learning aides, equipment and personal hygiene products.
An asterisk (*) before an item indicates this item is most urgently needed.


General School Supplies:

  • Chalk,
  • College-Ruled Paper
  • * Erasers
  • * Handheld Pencil Sharpeners
  • * Pencils
  • * Pens, Rulers & Scientific Calculators

First Aid/Health:

  • * Re-usable Sanitary Pads

Health/Personal Grooming:

  • * Hand Sanitizer

Project #2

The Shantani Women’s Group comprises of women who have come together to learn new skills. The Hide Community Trust provides the Shantani women with training in conservation farming, craft making, accounting and other income generating initiatives so that they are able to lift themselves out of poverty and provide for their families.

An asterisk (*) before an item indicates this item is most urgently needed.


Computer Hardware/Software:

  • Mobile Phones

Art Supplies for Artist Initiatives and Community Produced Projects:

  • Craft Glue & Craft Scissors
  • * Crochet Hooks
  • Earring Hooks, Fabric Scissors, Gage Wire
  • * Glass Beads for Bead Work
  • * Sewing Needles
  • Tape Measures
  • * Thread & Wire Cutters


  • Reading Glasses
  • Sunglasses
  • * Sun Hats

Project #3

Conservation & Wildlife Fund (CWF) Trust is a collaborative group of concerned and passionate conservationists working together with local stakeholders to ensure the long term viability of Zimbabwe’s wildlife and habitats in the Hwange region of north-west Zimbabwe. The Hide Safaris is one of the founding members of CWF and is based on the Hide’s private concession. The CWF currently employs 11 members to conduct anti-poaching patrols to protect the environment and wildlife.

An asterisk (*) before an item indicates this item is most urgently needed.


Camping Supplies:

  • Mosquito Repellent
  • Roll Mats
  • Sleeping Bags
  • * Water Bottles

Field Devices:

  • Batteries of All Sizes
  • Binoculars
  • Digital Camera (Small) with Memory Stick
  • GPS (Handheld)GPS (Handheld)GPS (Handheld)GPS (Handheld)GPS (Handheld)GPS (Handheld)GPS (Handheld)GPS (Handheld)GPS (Handheld)GPS (Handheld)
  • Mobile Phones (Old)
  • * Torches/Flashlights


  • Antiseptic Ointment/Powder & Bandages for Wounds/Plasters


  • Bush Hats & Socks

Click here to see what supplies are needed for our project/projects, or visit the Pack for a Purpose website to find out more.