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Passing out parade of 2017 Wildlife Conservancy Supervisors' Course

Two Kamungi Conservancy Scouts successfully graduate from the KWS Law Enforcement Academy in Manyani, Tsavo

Passing out parade of 2017 Wildlife Conservancy Supervisors' Course

On the 17th of November 2017, two Kamungi Community scouts successfully passed out from the two month Wildlife Conservancy Supervisor's Course at the KWS Law Enforcement Academy at Manyani in Tsavo. The course covered the following subjects; Drill, Bush Craft, First Aid, General Law, Battle Porcedure Order, Disaster Management, Method of Instructional Technique, Radio communication, Leadership, Fitness Training, Wildlife Education, Wildlife Act and Land Navigation.  

Senior KWS officials at the event included KWS Deputy Director of Parks and Reserves, and Commandant of the KWS Law Enforcement Academy.

Stuart Herd Donates Solar Lighting and Charging System

Tsavo Trust founding Board member, Stuart Herd, donates to Kamungi Conservancy on recent visit

Stuart Herd Donates Solar Lighting and Charging System

The Kamungi Water Project on the northern boundary of Tsavo East in southern Kenya, is proving to be a great success, and has been very well received with community members visiting the water dispensing kiosk in Ngiluni village every day to collect clean water.

A week after the official opening of the Water Project, Stuart Herd, founding Board Member of Tsavo Trust visited the central water point of the Kamungi Water Project. During his visit, Stuart donated a solar charging system to Kamungi Conservancy to be installed at the water dispensing kiosk which will allow for community members to charge devices such as mobile phones.

Opening of Water Project in Kamungi Conservancy

Saturday 4th November 2017, Ngiluni Village

Opening of Water Project in Kamungi Conservancy

Communities living near Kamunyu and Ngiluni villages in Kamungi Conservancy have faced the hardship of a lack of accessible clean water for many years. Traditionally, water is collected by women and children from hand dug wells, or from the Athi river, requiring walks of many kilometres to collect dirty water in 20 litre containers, to be carried back to their homes.

Beehive Fences - Pilot Project

An overview of the Kamungi Beehive Fence pilot project - March 2017

Dr Lucy King with Kamungi Community members and Tsavo Trust in 2017

In collaboration with Dr King and her renowned Elephants and Bees Project, Tsavo Trust have implemented three pilot beehive fence projects based on the highest results-oriented models for construction and monitoring within the Kamungi Conservancy.

Each farm is located quite some distance apart and all agreed they would be ideal candidates. The farmers agreed to section off one acre of each farm to construct three pilot beehive fence trial sites with the guidance of Lucy and her expert team.

Proposal for Critical Water Provision

Kamungi Community Conservancy - Poverty Alleviation

Proposal for Critical Water Provision

Safe and acceptable water for human consumption that is available in sufficient quantity, physically accessible and affordable is a crucial prerequisite for human wellbeing. Access to safe water is not only fundamental to good health but also to satisfactory livelihoods, dignity and prospects for economic growth and education. The lack of access to sufficient amounts of safe water leads to human suffering and to loss of human potential, which is ethically indefensible as well as economically wasteful.

Nestling on the border of Tsavo East National Park near Mtito Andei in southern Kenya are the remote villages of Ngiluni and Kamunyu - merged to form Kamungi for ease of reference. Kamungi is Home to approximately 2000 people of the WaKamba tribe. Due to the remoteness of the area, the raging heat and lack of water, this marginalized community is failing to thrive.

Proposal for Kamungi Community Conservancy - The Vamping of the Ngiluni Dispensary

Proposal for Kamungi Community Conservancy - The Vamping of the Ngiluni Dispensary

Our ultimate goal is to incorporate the services of a clinic, pharmacy, laboratory and health education center into one facility in the village of Ingiluni, which will cater for both Ingiluni and Kamunyu villages combined (around 2000 people). The logistics of establishing a functional health clinic that is equipped and capable of handling the diagnosis and treatment of the most common illnesses affecting the people (i.e. illnesses caused by malnutrition, (i.e. malaria, typhoid fever, bacterial infections) indicate that it will take several months to accomplish our goals. Therefore, we are making this into a 2-step project.

Brave men complete Community Rangers Course

Pass Out Parade for young men from local community

Brave men complete Community Rangers Course

Huge congratulations to these brave young men from Ngiliuni and Kamungi villages. After three months of intensive training at the Kenya Wildlife Service Law Enforcement Academy, Manyani - they have completed the Community Rangers Course.

Ranger Training Selection

Community Ranger Training course selection at Tsavo Trust HQ

Ranger Training Selection

At the end of 2015 a large group of excited men from Kamungi and Ngiluni villages arrived at Tsavo Trust HQ to undergo a series of initiative, stamina and physical tasks in order to be chosen for the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Community Ranger Training course at the KWS Law Enforcement Academy Manyani.

Joshua's Story

Young boy attacked by an elephant

Joshua's Story

Joshua had been shopping at his local village, which borders onto the Tsavo Conservation Area. On his way home, he came across an elephant on the path in front of him. He turned away and headed off in the opposite direction, not realizing there was another elephant hidden by the thick bush.