Tipology:Community & Education
Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust
Retreat: Campi ya Kanzi
Kenya > Chyulu Hills


Campi ya Kanzi was created for the purpose of showing to the local Maasai community that wilderness with thriving wildlife is an economic asset which pays economic dividends to the community. We did not employ a contractor to build the lodge: we built it with the local Maasai. Since day one the community felt not just involved, but started earning (through employment).

We took this concept one step further by creating Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust (MWCT): a community Trust, deeply rooted in the community. MWCT is an advocate for the community and works with other conservation organizations to assure a sustainable conservation of the wilderness, wildlife and cultural heritages of the Tsavo-Amboseli eco-system.