Tipology:Flora & Fauna
Wildlife Preservation
Retreat: Campi ya Kanzi
Kenya > Chyulu Hills

For every night a guest spends at Campi ya Kanzi, $100 conservation fee is paid to Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust ($150 if staying at Kanzi House). The conservation fees are used by MWCT to fund Wildlife Pays, a program that compensates livestock herders for losses to wildlife predation through a rigorous system of certification and monitoring of best practices. Maasai livestock owners are paid quarterly for value of losses in exchange for full protection of wildlife throughout the group ranch. MWCT’s Wildlife Pays uses no philanthropic funding to pay for this program. Surcharges levied on tourists coming to see wildlife more than cover the annual compensation costs, establishing a pioneering and sustainable new model of Payment for Ecosystem Service (PES) around the protection of wildlife.