This trip can be tailormade at a time to suit you and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
Responsible tourism: Walking safari with the Maasai, Kenya
We run on solar power with a backup generator for those times of no sunlight & a booster system for water heating fueled by Eco briquettes made from waste. We use energy saving bulbs, recycle our organic waste on site in a series of composting pits, and plastic & tins are sent back to Nairobi for recycling. We have Eco composting toilets whereby the liquid waste & all waste water is collected then used in our tree plantation. Our strategic Environmental best practice includes creation of Conservation Partnerships through developing local management models that help safeguard ecosystems through long-term tourism partnerships and concentrating on activities that mobilize the community towards offsetting of carbon dioxide emissions to the atmosphere through active participation in tree planting and Afforestation initiatives. Eagle View in Mara Naboisho was constructed from local materials, running on solar, hot water & energy systems with a back up generator, energy saving bulbs and the recycling of non-organic waste. All plastic is collected and transported for off-site recycling. Bio-degradable waste is converted to compost for our vegetable garden. Leave a positive footprint and reduce your carbon footprint by planting a tree in our tree plantation.
Over 95% of camp staff are from the local Maasai community therefore your holiday empowers and enriches the community within which we operate our camps. The local community receive income from tourism activities in the Mara Talek and Mara Naboisho Conservancies. Fair-trade: we promote women groups from the local community in developing and retailing exquisite beaded and leather merchandise. Purchase a 'product from our gift shops and receive a personalized message from the woman who designed the merchandise. We promote empowerment and awareness through scholarships in local schools and the Koiyaki Guiding School (the only guiding school in Mara). Our long history of close co-operation with the Maasai community distinguishes us from other tourism operators in Masai Mara. Our mutual bond climaxed in 2010 when we successfully established the community owned nature conservancy (Naboisho Conservancy), named after the Maa expression of ‘coming together’, chosen by the Maasai to epitomize how the Maasai community came together to face the alarming issue of decreasing land. By establishing a community owned nature conservancy, we provided the Maasai with an alternative to selling their land to outsiders and helped protect vital wildlife territory.