References from people & organizations
we have worked with
2018 • John Ray (Treasurer) from kids need more.

"Too good to be true? It is great and it is true! Unlike other vacation donation packages that have very high minimum bids that leave little room for the charity to make money, the South African Safari is perfect. Luxury vacation at an unbeatable price. We have auctioned many of these packages over the years and every donor has had stellar reviews. From the spectacular accommodations to the breath-taking scenery, to the first-class service provided by Debbie and her team at Zulu Nyala, it is a can’t miss deal. We have made thousands of dollars for every single fundraiser and have made our donors very happy. To quote one of our Board Members who went on the trip himself, 'It is the trip of a lifetime.'"

2016 • REAF

"REAF is a non-profit foundation in San Francisco that for 23 years has given to local agencies in need- youth programs, meals on wheels, ALRP, the homeless. We get no government or state funding, so we raise money through donors and fundraising events. We have been working with Zulu Nyala for many years- auctioning trips from them at our live and silent auctions. Zulu Nyala has helped us raise over $40,000. Everyone that has won a trip, has had a great time. According to many winners, the trips are wonderful, well organized and that the accommodation is beautiful, and exceeds their expectation. As the board member that handles the auctions, Debbie and their staff are great to work with. We will continue to work with them."

2020 • Jim Unmacht (Executive Director) of Arizona Sportsmen for Wildlife Conservation

"I have been involved with charity auctions and fundraising for conservation entities in Arizona for more than a decade. This includes four different wildlife and conservation organizations and the Zulu Nyala Photo Safari has been in our live auction lineup for nearly every event. The ability to raise money for a cause is challenging in its own right, but it’s made much easier with the opportunity provided by an organization like Zulu Nyala. After helping sell this safari vacation package for so long, my wife and I had to go see it for ourselves. We did that in 2016, and we weren’t disappointed, as everything about the trip was excellent! The folks at Zulu Nyala provided superior service, friendly and accommodating staff, great food, fantastic game drives, and an overall wonderful experience! One day we want to return."

2014 • Emily B. Knox ~

"In 2014, ‘Pennies in Action’, which funds cancer vaccine research, was my first exposure, and I was the purchaser! With 2 years to book, I was able to make plans with my high school girlfriend! What we found was an amazing sanctuary in Zulu Nyala, preserving South African wildlife in their natural habitat, a Garden of Eden experience, enhanced by the knowledgeable rangers, assigned to the guests on arrival. The rangers’ attention completes the experience, helping with excursions, in addition to the planned 2 safaris per day! This trip changed our lives and perception of South Africa. Meeting visionary founder, Trevor Shaw, was indeed a highlight of my trip.
One man’s vision can change the world, offering the Zulu Nyala experience to the world through charities, supporting not only the preservation of almost extinct white and black rhinos but one of the largest employers of the area, adding to the local economy. My girlfriend, Cindy, is returning this April, bringing her husband and 2 granddaughters, to share this extraordinary South African adventure! I can’t help but share Zulu Nyala with my favorite charities. Since 2014, I have offered Zulu Nyala packages: Christ Church Christiana has the Green. The show, funding grants that support inner-city programs in Wilmington, Delaware; ‘Pennies in Action’; ‘Friends of Wilmington Parks’; ‘Kalmar Nyckel’ an educational tall ship re-creation experience. I have raised more than $32475, the actual 50% going to these charities. I find that the charities have had the best success with Silent Auctions, starting at $2500.00 opening bid, which is an extraordinary value, and with my slide show and standing close by, I can offer answers to any questions that may arise! Zulu Nyala has been a wonderful and valuable partner in raising monies for my charities, and I cannot thank Zulu Nyala and their wonderful staff for all the work they continue to do for South Africa and around the globe!"