Tembo 3

Until The Tsavo Trust Tembo 3 Team was deployed, Tsavo West National Park (TWNP – 9,500 square kilometers) did not have a ground-based team to monitor the big Tuskers. This was a must and deployment of Tembo 3 to TWNP working on the same basis, as Tembo 2 in TENP was made in 2016.

Table below shows the capital expenditure and running budget to set up and maintain an additional Tembo team (Tembo 3 or Tembo 4): 

1 US$ = Ksh. 100

COST ITEM / EQUIPMENT No. Units Cost Unit US$ Total Cost US$
ONE OFF CAPEX COSTS (US$) - In bold below $78,759
ONGOING RUNNING COSTS (US$) $66,138
Itemized Budget:  
4x4 VEHICLE, TRAILER/BOWSER AND RUNNING COSTS  
1 new 4 x 4 vehicle Toyota Land Cruiser pick-up 1 55,000 (one off cost) 55,000
Steel fabrication, canvas cover, seating, suspension upgrade of vehicle for rugged off road conditions 1 10,000 10,000
1 trailer/water tank bowser 1 6,000 (one off cost) 6,000
1 years vehicle running cost, incl. fuel, maintenance (Based on AA rates for 4x4 Toyota L/Cruiser costs)  1  $1 p/km, 2500km p/month  30,000
 1 set new vehicle tires x 6  6  216  1,296
 1 years fully comprehensive vehicle insurance  1  1 1,450 
STAFF SALARIES, UNIFORMS, RATIONS, INSURANCE, MEDICAL  
 1 years salary to Field Officer, gross 1 400 per month  4,800 
 1 years salary to vehicle driver, gross 280 per month  3,360 
 1 years salary to 2 Tembo 1 scouts, gross 200 per month  2,400 
 KWS Ranger Field Allowances (daily @ $ 3) 180 per month  2,160 
 Uniforms  212  636
1 years food rations (dry and fresh), 3 men  36 per month each 1,296 
 Workman’s compensation/insurance/liability cover for whole team, 1 year 500  500 
 Medical expenses for whole team  200 per month  2,500
 Management oversight time @ 15% 1,000  12,000 
   FIELD EQUIPMENT  
 2 x 10 foot x 10 foot H/D canvas tents (one off) 2  1,800 (one off) 3,600 
 Camp equipment, campstools x 6, 2 tables, cooking equip. Misc.  Misc. (one off)  294 
 3 bed rolls & camp beds 205  615 
 Radio’s (Motorola type) – 1 base set in vehicle 1  600 600 
 Radio’s (Motorola type) – 2 hand held sets plus solar charging panels 2 500  1,000 
 1 GPS 1  600 600 
1 set binoculars   1 500  500 
 1 digital camera for recording purposes  1  500 500 
 1 mobile telephone  1 50  50 
   ADMNISTRATION COSTS  
 Airtime for communications / mobile phone 20 per month   240
 Miscellaneous costs / Administration  1 300 per month   3,600
   TOTAL COSTS (US$)  $144,897