Why should conservation be of any concern or interest to you?
After all, a safari is a holiday and you want to have a peaceful moment of distraction and relaxation, when away from work and home…
Conservation should be of your concern for a simple reason: if you want the African wilderness to survive and be there for your next safari, and certainly for the safari your children will want to enjoy, you better think about it. And do something about it.
Chose us for your safari and you will protect African wilderness, wildlife, and the Maasai culture.
The lodge’s founding principle is to prove to the Maasai landlords that wilderness with thriving wildlife is worth protecting because it pays economic dividends.
Tourism is a means to an end: making sure that the Maasai wilderness, cultural, and wildlife heritage are protected, for generations to come.
A stay at Chyulu Wilderness Camp translates into a $45 conservation fee for the benefit of our conservation partner, Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust.
The funds are earmarked for Wildlife Pays, a compensation program where all losses caused by wildlife to the Maasai livestock are reimbursed to the community if predators are not killed.
As a result, this is the only place in Africa where the lion population is not only thriving but increasing significantly.
MWCT has been successful in securing Payment for Ecosystem Services that enable it to employ over 300 Kenyans, offering education, health, and conservation services to the Maasai community.
The Trust funds:
- Wildlife Pays: livestock killed by predators is compensated to the Maasai landlords, through the conservation fee charged to Chyulu Wilderness Camp;
- The employment of game scouts to make sure there is no poaching, no water diversion, no bush fires, and no illegal cutting of woods;
- The employment of teachers, to provide education in 25 local primary schools;
- Paying school bursaries, both at high school and university levels;
- The employment of a doctor and several nurses, to assist the local community of 18,000 Maasai in 4 local dispensaries and in 1 clinic.
We are proud to say that we have achieved meaningful results in protecting both the wilderness and the wildlife, working hand–in–hand with the Maasai tribe.
This is truly cutting edge conservation and you can be part of it by simply coming on safari with us.
Chyulu Wilderness Camp is 100% solar (for both electricity and hot water) and carbon neutral.