Kenyan Camper - Trippin' on Turkana Part 1, a photo essay

Kenyan Camper - Trippin' on Turkana Part 1, a photo essay

The intrepid Kenyan Camper has finally conquered Lake Turkana. For the avid adventurers that follow his blog, this has been a long-anticipating post; and we're being treated to two instalments of it. Part 1 of this photo essay doesn't disappoint, full of the breathtaking landscape photography we've become accustomed to seeing from this nomad. 

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Saruni Rhino Expands to Meet High Demand

Saruni Rhino Expands to Meet High Demand

The Saruni Rhino tourist lodge in Sera Community Conservancy is finishing the construction of a third banda which will double its capacity from 4 beds to 8, in order to meet popular demand. This will enable Saruni to employ another 3 staff, bringing the total number of local employees to 10, as well as increase revenue potential to Sera. 

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Tourism revenue from partnership with Saruni Lodges securing livelihoods and wildlife in Sera and Kalama conservancies

Tourism revenue from partnership with Saruni Lodges securing livelihoods and wildlife in Sera and Kalama conservancies

Conservation pays - the partnership between Saruni Lodges and Kalama and Sera community conservancies has generated $180,000 in revenue for conservancy members since 2016, with projected 2017 figures well above last year's. Funds are allocated toward conservancy operating costs and social projects. 

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Westgate Community Secure Land Rights

Westgate Community Secure Land Rights

“It’s like when you are born and don’t have a birth certificate, you always feel insecure because you have no real identification. Not having a land rights certificate feels the same,” - members of the Westgate Conservancy community have secured legal rights to their land, giving them greater autonomy and igniting momentum for building a more sustainable future. 

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Swapping Beads for Bees in Songa Conservancy

Swapping Beads for Bees in Songa Conservancy

As more community conservancies support initiatives to diversify local economies away from pastoralism, a number of entrepreneurs, many of them women with no education, are emerging. In Songa Conservancy, 61 women are starting a beekeeping business, with support from the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Organization and African Beekeepers.

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