Environmentally conscious travelers rejoice in this selection of Kenya’s sustainable camps and lodges that pair luxury with conservation. Enjoy an eco-friendly journey to East Africa with these suggested sustainable properties in Kenya.
Kenyan kids practically shake hands with majestic elephants during visits to the Old Jogi Private Wildlife Conservancy, nestled in the shadow of snow-capped mountains. For three decades, this property has offered free education for students to learn about preserving the fragile ecosystem. A wild and wonderful world of endangered black rhinos, Grevy’s zebras, prides of lions, graceful giraffes, and chasing cheetahs awaits. In 1986, Ol Jogi established the Wildlife Rescue Center to care for orphaned and injured animals. Meanwhile, rangers roam the land on the watch for poachers in this untouched wilderness. Ol Jogia is a wonderful choice if you are seeking a sustainable property in Kenya.
Giving back never felt so good at these sustainable properties in Kenya . Guests of the Mara Plains Camp are contributing to the Great Plains Foundation’s top-notch lodges and camps contribute eco-tourism dollars to Kenya’s Big Cat Initiative, buying hunting and agricultural land to convert into wildlife areas for roaming lions, cheetahs, and leopards. In Botswana, Rhinos Without Borders has been steadily increasing the number that are moved from threatened lands in South Africa to safe havens in Botswana. The country knows that animals are its true treasures and is working tirelessly to keep it that way. The conservation efforts outlined make a journey to to these these sustainable properties in Kenya worth the jaunt.
Six tented Kenyan camps and lodges generate the funds needed for Ol Pejeta’s Conservation in Action program. Each school year 25,000 students participate in the program to learn more about wildlife preservation. Elsewhere on property, guests watch primates climb, explore, and socialize at the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary. Meanwhile, obtain explorer status by tracking lions, watching hippos splash in the waters, and by visiting the sanctuary for endangered black rhinos.
This property does more than bring guests on a superb safari experience. The opportunity to positively impact the local community is also a high priority. Firstly, visit a market to meet with the local women making jewelry and crafts, or make a contribution towards free health and dental programs. Comparatively, another program directly impacts young Kenyan girls by shifting the mentality surrounding the harmful practice of female genital mutilation. During visits to local schools, educators talk to girls in an effort to eradicate this age-old practice.
Contact your Ker & Downey destination specialist to start planning your journey to the sustainable properties in Kenya. Read more about the conservation-minded destinations and an eco-friendly journey in Africa in Quest magazine.