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Shrike +
Busega Scotland

The ground—breaking partnership that is changing lives of orphaned and destitute Children in Tanzania.

How it all began.

In June 2016, John and Christine Carney, the founders of a Scottish charity called Busega Scotland, did a 4—Day family safari to Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater with Shrike Safaris, and they really had a wonderful time. Afterward, when back in Mwanza, John expressed his admiration and appreciation to Mark Madola James, the founder of Shrike Safaris.

The two men sat down at the Gold Crest Hotel in Mwanza city and had a long conversation, sharing different experiences they have gone through with their organizations i.e. Shrike Safaris (Mark) and Busega Scotland (John). Since then positive discussions have taken place.



Mark has been wonderfully enthusiastic and encouraging about forming a ground—breaking partnership together’.


Says John Carney—the founders of Busega Scotland

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In early 2017, Shrike Safaris announced a partnership with Busega Scotland in delivering care, education, and health support to the children at Mayega Children’s Center.

I and Shrike Safaris are delighted to 'give back’ to our community by supporting orphaned or otherwise destitute children at the Mayega Centre to get the education, that can change their lives and community.

Mark Madola James, —the founder of Shrike Safaris.

In response, John Carney said on behalf of Busega Scotland…

Having the support of Shrike Safaris is very important to vulnerable children at Mayega Center, as it will help them to go to school, eat well and let them know that people from Tanzania, and all over the world, really care about them.

More about Mayega Children Center...

Bordering the Western Corridor of the Serengeti National Park is Busega District, and just 10 miles from Ndabaka gate of the Serengeti is the Mayega Children’s Center. This is home for up to twenty-four children. The center is run by Tanzanians and is supported by Busega Scotland. John and Christine Carney work with local staff to ensure the center is well run, to nurture and improve the lives of the children. The charity also helps Mayega leavers through further, vocational education, allowing the young people to find employment and so become productive members of Tanzanian society.

Join us in helping these children

Busega Scotland is a ‘Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation Organisation’. The registration can be viewed at the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator website https://www.oscr.org.uk/ using the registration number SCO 46101.

Use the reference 'SAFARI'
John & Christine can be contacted on