More Than Just A Safari
Embracing the notion of traveling with a purpose, Ekorian offers the chance to engage with wildlife conservation projects, and local community healthcare and education programs, in a practical and impactful way.
We feel privileged to be part of something so special - to live in an environment that is truly precious and to be entrusted with the protection of the animals that live here. Join us in making a positive difference in the lives of others.
The Moyo Foundation
Based on the pillars of conservation, healthcare, and education, which are undeniably interconnected, The Moyo Foundation is a charity working with Ekorian and Mugie.
Focusing on mitigating the human-wildlife conflict, Moyo is helping to raise funds and awareness for the conservation of wildlife.
Moyo provides several children from rural communities, with scholarships to attend school, and supports the population of Special Needs students at Mugie School. Moyo sponsors Women's Health Outreach Clinics which bring access to medical resources and vital health education.
Click the logo below to find out more about The Moyo Foundation.
Pack For A Purpose
We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travelers like you to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination. If you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase and take supplies for the projects we support in need, you’ll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families. Please click the logo below to see what supplies are needed for our programs and projects.
A FEEL GOOD SAFARI
Ekorian holds a silver ecotourism rating in Kenya and incorporates sustainability and environmental conscientiousness in every aspect of its design. Our swimming pool is eco-friendly and chemical-free; we use recycled
drinking glasses and water bottles, as well as locally, handmade soaps and shampoos; the camp runs on solar-power; we maintain our own vegetable garden (fertilizer and chemical free) and the fruit and vegetables that we don't grow, we source locally; and the Ekorian shop sells handicrafts made by local artisans. The opportunity is yours to enjoy a safari with Ekorian that truly feels good!
HELPING THE BEES
With a mind to encourage a social economy in an innovative and sustainable way, and an appreciation of the importance of bees to all living things, Ekorian, in collaboration with The Moyo Foundation, has introduced, "It's All About You, Honey". This project encourages the eco-conscious collection of honey from pastoralist communities - no longer are trees being cut down or burnt in order to harvest honey. The hives are bought by community members who pay it back in honey, and then collect all future profits from sales of their honey. By introducing a new method of beekeeping to rural beekeepers and the education around how to care for this critical component of our eco-system, and connecting them with a market for their product, we are helping to make an ancient craft more sustainable.
SAVING THE CHEETAHS
With the development of roads, urban expansion, and the growing human population, the human-wildlife conflict is profound. Every species of wild animal is effected in some way, but the fragile cheetah population suffers dramatically. Reproductively sensitive animals, whose young are prone to predation, there are a mere 7,000 cheetah remaining in the wild. Cheetah are severely impacted if their food sources are made scarce by urbanization, and they are often the victims of senseless killing when they pose a threat to livestock.
One method of lessening this conflict, is to alert herders when a cheetah is near, so that they can move their stock to safety. This prevents the predation, and thus protects the precious cheetah. In order to alert the pastoralists, a tracking collar is fitted to the cheetah, which reveals its movements to those in charge of monitoring. Additionally, these collars enable the cheetah behavior to be studied, furthering research and the education and awareness available. Please consider a donation through The Moyo Foundation to support the purchase of a collar for the cheetah.