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The Leopard Gorge Conservancy

The Maasai Mara Leopard Gorge Conservancy is a Maasai community project run by 7 Maasai families owning the land.

The Maasai Mara Leopard Gorge Conservancy is a Maasai community project run by 7 Maasai families owning the land. The community members have come together and formed this private Conservancy in order to protect the Leopard Gorge instead of using the land for agricultural use as per their title deeds.  Kandili Camp is the only camp located on the Conservancy and as such offers more than 200 hectares of tranquility and preserved nature as well as exclusive game drives and walking safari opportunities – all of this in total privacy.

Kandili Camps Ltd. signed a long-term lease agreement to manage the operation of the camp and ensure, along with the Conservancy, a sustainable, well coordinated and effective wildlife conservation plan. Guests visiting Kandili Camp are requested to pay a small Conservancy fee which contributes to the protection of such unique environment and finances various community projects.

Our social and environmental responsibility encompass the following goals:

  • Implement social corporate responsibility for the benefit of the local community.
  • Empower the local community through training and employment in tourism sector and facilitate trading through the sale of local products.
  • Maintain high quality standards, while ensuring minimal impact on  the environment
  • Cooperate with stakeholders such as KWS, lead agencies and local administration in wildlife conservation and environmental resource management of the surrounding area
Kandili Camp pays special attention to immersing the tourist in the local culture. In addition to the traditional game drives we offer personalized walking safaris within our conservancy, visits to the nearby manyatta (from which most of our workers come), cultural talks on the Maasai Culture and related activities like fire making, arrows, jewelry classes from Maasai women. The income earned from such activities are destined in their entirety to the neighboring Maasai community.

 

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