ASILIA (African Spirit Group Limited)

  • Region: Africa
  • Country: Regional
  • Sector: Tourism
  • Year: 2013
  • Domicile: Mauritius
  • Instrument: Equity and loan
  • Commitment (MNOK) as of 31.3.2017: 50.4
  • Original Commitment (MNOK): 50.2

Asilia is a safari operator with 12 destinations in Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar. The company offers safari experiences that contribute to the conservation of the environment and benefits the local community. Norfund provided 19.4% of the equity to allow for the expansion of the company's tourism operations in East Africa.

asilia

The company offers upmarket safari experiences which in a best possible way contributes to the conservation of the local environment and benefits to the local population. Asilia is the first safari company in Africa to receive a 5-star GIIRS rating for its sustainability and impact performance.

In April 2016 one of their camps, Mara Naboisho Conservancy, won an award for responsible tourism across the African continent. 

 

Norfund - The Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries

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