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 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.
In Campi ya Kanzi you will not find a better choice of responsible tourism in Africa. The lodge founding principle is to prove to the Maasai landlords that wilderness with thriving wildlife is worth protecting, because if pays economic dividends.
Tourism is a mean to and end: making sure that the Maasai wilderness, cultural and wildlife heritages are protected, for generations to come.
Your stay at Campi ya Kanzi translates into a $116 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.
The Trust has been successful is securing Payment for Ecosystem Services that enable it to employ nearly 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 Campi ya Kanzi visitors;
- 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 22 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 16,000 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.
Campi ya Kanzi is 100% solar (for both electricity and hot water) and totally carbon neutral.