We have a new link with a wonderful organisation who also believe that Kenya’s “rich natural resources and cultural wealth can be used to … provide … social development in the local communities”. Situated in Kajiado District, at the southern tip of the Rift Valley, the Empaash “ranch” lies in the Ngong Hills forest area.
Empaash encompasses the areas belonging to 16 Maasai landowners who have asked the Kenya Wildlife Service for land management and protection rights. As with most Maasai communities there is great need for education and improved resource management. Staff include a wildlife biologist, physical scientist, geologist, botanist and archeologist. Having volunteers visit will not only raise awareness of conservation attempts (of the Maasai way of life as well as wildlife and environment) but will also provide an incredible experience, get in touch if you want to help.