THE Gajogo FAMILY OF COMPANIES
Gary and JoDee Goltz (GaJoGo) were married in 1986 and raised their two sons in remote northern Minnesota which is still home. Gary was a fighter pilot and airline pilot. JoDee was also in the military; both retired. The concept of Gajogo Safarilands started in 2001 and became a reality in 2008 after completing the complex arrangement of obtaining the lease for Coutada 9 with Mozambique.
The rest is all history and it is what this entire website is all about. Thank you for considering Gajogo Safarilands. We sell adventure. Come as clients, leave as friends. We are America's Safari operator.
• THE GAJOGO FOUNDATION
The Gajogo Foundation was established in 2013 as an IRS tax exempt 501(c)3 not-for-profit public charity corporation with the intent to primarily provide benefit for the African Country of Mozambique.
The Gajogo Foundation does not have a paid staff, paid directors, nor paid officers. All work is done on a volunteer basis as established by bylaws...most work is done by the Gajogo Safarilands companies. Virtually 100% of all donations go directly into the selected projects for which they were attended. Bank costs, certified public accountant fees, legal, and minimal business expenses (such as its website) are the Foundation's only expenses. Please visit the Gajogo Foundation website at: www.gajogofoundation.org for specific detail on potential projects to which you can donate, receiving major tax benefits, and help rebuild this extremely beautiful wild place on the Dark Continent to it's legendary origins.
Specifically, the Gajogo Foundation has three distinct missions:
The Foundation will develop and implement programs or projects that strengthening wildlife populations to a higher level of sustainable carrying capacity through best practices wildlife management. The primary areas targeted are habitat improvement, greater water accessibility, improved poaching control, research projects, disease control, introduction or reintroduction of indigenous, endangered, or desired animal species, and limitations of human/wildlife interaction and contact.
The Foundation will develop and implement programs or projects that assist indigenous people in attaining a higher quality of life through providing:
1) Education and educational materials to improve basic knowledge of reading, writing, math, hygiene, health, cleanliness, diet, contraceptive options/advantages, religious values and instruction, witchcraft ideology, value of keeping traditional heritage, value of wildlife, wildlife conservation, sustainable wildlife harvest, sustainable agricultural practices, value of tourism, and personal job qualification building.
2) Hands-on collaborative efforts with indigenous peoples to build schools, clinics, churches, water wells and other facilities that are deemed necessary in accomplishing the intent of the Foundation.
The Foundation will develop and implement programs or projects that address the environmental concerns resulting from major de-forestation, excessive use of bush wild- fires, the environmental advantages of prescribed control burning, water quality issues, damage from poorly planned mining, erosion, and air quality from the excessive use of rampant burning.
SOME OF THE GAJOGO FOUNDATIONS PROJECTS TO DATE
Cape Buffalo Re-population Project
Still in Progress, 250 Buffalo have been captured, trucked, and released into fence-less Coutada 9 from the Marromeu region on the Zambezi River Delta. The cost: $300,000.
School Repair and Construction
In bad need of repair several school have had new sidewalks built, fences erected, and windows/doors repaired. The Gajogo Foundation has also provided school supplies and meat for the students and teachers.
It has also assisted with new Construction.
To date 2 anti-poaching vehicles, 16 pair of handcuffs, a police motorcycle, gun cleaning equipment, and lots of meat have been donated to the Police and families in the villages. Plans to build a new Police station are underway.
• GAJOGO SAFARILANDS MOZAMBIQUE, LDA
Gajogo Safarilands, Mozambique
The little sister of Gajogo Safarilands, LLC (GS) a Minnesota company, Gajogo Safarilands Mozambique, LDA (GSM) is governed under Mozambique law as a Mozambican Company. Formed in 2009, GSM provides the structure for all operations within Mozambique, and provides the legal conduit to lease ownership in Coutada 9.
GSM is further required to conduct Anti-poaching operations (law enforcement), assist in all matters of land usage affecting natives, provide projects to assist natives, and re-establish the legacy of Coutada 9 as the thriving Official Game Preserve No 9, and Big Game Hunting area in central Mozambique.
Lastly, GSM is to Mozambique as GS is to the USA. It represents Coutada 9 on all fronts. Government meetings, anti-poaching, public forums, and meetings and festivals with locals peoples.
• GAJOGO SAFARILANDS, LLC (USA)
The back-bone of the Gajogo Safarilands (GS) companies is Gajogo Safarilands, LLC (GSL). Established in 2008, this USA Corporation provides the total structure basis for all safari operations and Gajogo companies.
As the marketing arm, the public view, and the face of the GS companies, it provides funding for Sports shows, international business meetings with USFWS, Mozambique's ANAC, Customs and duty on imports from Moz, and in general keeps all legal requirements for operations on the radar in the USA and Mozambique.
Funded privately, and through safari sales, GSL insures sufficient funding is available in Mozambique to meet the requirements of both GS companies. Once funding is in place in Mozambique, it cannot be drawn back and becomes the operational asset to GSM. Thank you to all who have helped the Gajogo Family of companies become a significant success for wildlife, the natives, and the environment in Coutada 9.