In 2019 I had the incredible opportunity to spend a few weeks in Kenya and in particular the Maasai Mara region.
My time was spent exploring and capturing all of the beauty of the Porini Camps in the Olare Motorogi and Ol Kinyei Conservancies and getting to know the members of the Maasai tribe and staff of the Gamewatchers Safaris. Not only are their conservancy projects helping the natural environment and habitat of the wildlife but also supporting the Maasai communities.
With the closing down of safari tourism for the immediate future as a result of the global Coronavirus Pandemic there is concern about the welfare of those Maasai communities who depend on the income from tourism in the conservancies. Through the “Adopt-an-Acre” plan, contributors can adopt an acre of land in the conservancies for a year with a donation to the Wildlife Habitat Trust which has been set up as a fund to help to pay the staff wages until the camps re-open, as well as the land leases so that the Maasai families continue receiving the rents and the conservancies can continue to exist.
For more information you can head to https://www.porini.com/adopt-an-acre-2/.