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Join Gem Legacy on ‘Adventures’ in East Africa

SourcingMar 16, 2022

Join Gem Legacy on ‘Adventures’ in East Africa

Its new for-profit travel company will help cover administrative costs so all donated funds can go directly to its initiatives.

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Industry nonprofit Gem Legacy has launched a separate for-profit company, Gem Legacy Adventures, to help it cover administrative costs. Trips will include tours of its initiatives, including gemstone mines, as well as safaris to see animal habitats and immersive cultural experiences.
Royal Oak, Mich.—Industry nonprofit Gem Legacy, formed to give back to colored gemstone mining communities in East Africa, has launched a separate for-profit travel company.

Gem Legacy Adventures will offer guided tours of the nonprofit’s initiatives, safaris to see animal habitats, and the chance for guests to immerse themselves in African culture.

Profits will cover Gem Legacy’s administrative costs, which will help ensure it can keep its pledge that 100 percent of every donation will go directly to its initiatives.

Travelers don’t have to be members of the industry, though the team behind Gem Legacy said it anticipates interest from those in the jewelry trade who are interested in seeing gem mining at the source to be able to speak with authority about the topic with customers.

Trips will focus on Gem Legacy initiatives, including artisanal gem mines and exploring the surrounding areas, and will also include a service day project at one of them. 

The first trip is scheduled for July 21-30 to northern Tanzania and southern Kenya. There are 12 spots available on that adventure.

For more information, email adventures@gemlegacy.org or visit GemLegacyAdventures.com

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Brecken Branstratoris the senior editor, gemstones at National Jeweler, covering sourcing, pricing and other developments in the colored stone sector.

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