The South Rift valley of Kenya covers an area of approximately 850,000 hectares, spanning from the Maasai Mara Reserve to Amboseli National Park. The area is home to the Maasai, who move across the region in search of pasture for their livestock. Ecologically, the area is one of the most diverse in Africa, home to some 65% of the region’s famous wildlife.
ConserVentures has been working with the all-Maasai group of landowners, the South Rift Association, to help them establish tourism through a new driving circuit, and establishing community-run camps and the Lal'enok science centre, owned and managed by the women of the village of Olkiramatian. If you would like to visit the region, there are 3 community-owned safari camps (2 are run in partnership with professional operators, one is operated by a community). Please read further for links to these companies.
ConserVentures supports the South Rift Association through the Resources for Rangers; the Lal'enok Resource Centre is a base for science expeditions and educational safaris as well as home to the vital South Rift Game Scouts, who provide anti-poaching patrols as well as assist in tourism and science projects.
- Science-tourism & citizen science
- Community conservation project
- Endangered wildlife
- Traditional cultures
TRIPS YOU CAN JOIN / HOW TO VISIT:
- Earth Expeditions courses (continuing education for teachers)
- Sampu Camp (owned by the Olkiramatian Maasai community)
- Loisijo Lodge (leased on land in the region, very near to the Lal'enok Resource Centre)
- Mt. Suswa Conservancy (a developing tourism region, north of the Resource Centre)
- South Rift Association of Land Owners
- Lal'enok esource Centre
- African Conservation Fund
- Amboseli Conservation & Research
GALLERY of images from past safaris and expedtions