CONSERVATION SAFARIS
Campi ya Kanzi

Living your dream safari

Working closely with the team at Campi Ya Kanzi, we bring you a selection of outstanding conservation safaris where your holiday positively impacts the critical ecosystem, wildlife and local Maasai community.

Campi ya Kanzi was proudly founded with the intention of supporting the local Maasai community by proving the value of natural resources could bring benefit to their livelihoods. Some four years later, the founders of Campi ya Kanzi created the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust (MWCT) to further expand the project.

Take part in one of these spectacular conservation safaris and you stay at a beautiful ecolodge nestled in Hemingway’s ‘green hills of Africa’ whilst participating first hand in work done by MWCT to preserve 283,000 acres of wilderness and protect its diverse wildlife and it supports the local Maasai community.

 

Conservation Safaris Campi Ya Kanzi

No. 1 Simba Scout Safari

Essentials:

  1. Led by MWCT Simba Scouts & Lion Researcher
  2. Available throughout the year
  3. 3 days and 4 guests maximum
  4. USD$1,000 per person

Experience:

You have the wonderful opportunity to drive out to check GPS clusters of lion data and learn how Simba Scouts identify areas where lions have eaten or rested. You savour safari time with a lion research learning how to identify the physical traits of different lions within the area.

Experience the day in the life of a MWCT community ranger by participating in anti-poaching patrols and learn how to use the tools they work with to monitor and protect the area.

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Conservation Safaris Campi Ya Kanzi

No. 2 Aerial Wildlife Census Safari

Essentials:

  1. Led by MWCT Aerial Census Team
  2. Available just twice a year in late April and early October
  3. 1 guest maximum
  4. USD$4,000 per person
  5. 1 day activity

Experience:

You are the lucky person who will wake up early for a briefing with the census team before driving to the airstrip. Head up in the air with MWCT team and pilot. You are taught how the census works and which species are being counted. Plus, learn about each crucial role in the team, their responsibilities and how working together guarantees valuable and accurate information.  Sit in the co-pilot seat and carry out the mission flying low level for up to six hours. Now that’s personal reward right there.

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Conservation Safaris Campi Ya Kanzi

No. 3 Lion Collaring Safari

Essentials:

  1. Led by lion researcher and collaring team
  2. Available once a year and date to be confirmed
  3. 1 – 3 days and 2 guests maximum
  4. USD$10,000 per person

Experience:

This is a unique and highly meaningful opportunity for those who seek first hand interaction with one of Kenya’s finest conservation teams and the local lion population. You will learn how MWCT uses the data from the collars to help mitigate human-wildlife conflict and protect both the community and lion populations.  With a front row seat at all of the action, from the preparations to the actual mission of collaring a lion. Be armed with patience and listening ears because it is easier said than done and direction from your guide may just save your life and that of the lions. The mission is done at night from dusk to dawn. Are you ready for it?

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Conservation Safaris Campi ya Kanzi

How it makes a difference

Simply by staying at Campi ya Kanzi, you are making a difference. The lodge founding principle is to prove to the Maasai landlords that the wilderness with thriving wildlife is worth protecting as it pays economic dividends of course.

Tourism can be for the Maasai a mean to an end. It protects their wilderness and culture and wildlife for future generations.

By staying here, over $100 USD is paid to the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust.  It makes a difference in numerous ways.

This is truly impressive and their meaningful results have guaranteed the protection of wildlife, wilderness and sustainability of local life for the Maasai communities in and around the area.

  1. Wildlife Pays – this is a compensation program where all losses of livestock caused by wildlife are reimbursed to the community if the predator is not killed in retaliation. As a direct result of this, we are seeing an increase in the lion population unlike any other region on the continent.
  2. Payment for Ecosystem Services – enables employment of 300 Kenyans offering education, health and conservation services to the local Maasai community
  3. Game scout employment – locals are employed and trained to protect the wildlife and ensure there is no poaching, ensure no water is diverted, no bushfires are lit and no illegal cutting of woods.
  4. Education – teachers are employed to look after the local primary school children, school bursaries at high school and university level have been set up
  5. Medical – the employment of a doctor and several nurses to assist the local community of 16,000 Maasai in 4 local dispensaries and a clinic.