Kamungi Conservancy

Kamungi Conservancy is owned and managed by the community themselves (through an elected Board of Trustees) which instills ownership and with this commitment. Tsavo Trust provides the stewardship role for capacity building, fundraising potential and commitment to ensure that the members of Kamungi Conservancy enjoy and realise better forms of livelihood in what is a challenging and harsh environment.

Meet the WaKamba community of Kamungi Conservancy who live with wildlife along the National Park boundaries of Tsavo East and West in two main villages called Kamunyu and Ngiluni.

Better Access to Water

Better Access to Water

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.

Tsavo Trust would like to propose the construction of a borehole aiming at providing clean and safe water to this marginalized but very deserving community.

Health Care

Health Care

Our team at Tsavo Trust lives all year round in Tsavo, allowing us to fully appreciate and understand the needs and challenges faced by our fellow Tsavo residents. Over the years we have been able to identify the key needs of the community, from the water situation to education and livelihoods and human wildlife conflict. However, medical facilities in the area have been extremely basic and lacking, forcing all members of the community to travel far distances in order to obtain any form of reliable medical attention. This makes the outcome of ‘life and death’ emergencies non-favorable. Through the Kamungi Conservancy Program, which seeks to develop areas where humans and wildlife can coexist to mutual benefit, one of our aims is to help local communities put in place their own systems for provision of better, more accessible local healthcare.

Tsavo Trust aims to reduce the burden of diseases and health challenges confronting this community, while also strengthening their capacities to advocate for their rights, and to keep their women, children and young people healthy.

Education - Installing a "Culture Through Conservation"

Education - Installing a
There is no question that education is paramount to the survival of any environment. Connecting with both the next generation and the current is a key objective of the Kamungi Conservancy Project.

Addressing Human Wildlife Conflict Issues

Addressing Human Wildlife Conflict Issues
Over the years this community has struggled to make a living from farming their land due to very dry, hot and semi-arid climatic conditions that are not favorable to small-scale agriculture. Annual rainfall is as low as 250mm, proximity to the TWNP has led to much Human Wildlife Conflict (HWC) from wild animals crop raiding and livestock predation coming from the Park. One of the ways in which Tsavo Trust plans to tackle the issue of Human Wildlife Conflict in the area, is by inviting willing members of the community to undergo a Community Ranger Training Course, which is held at the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Academy. 2016 marked an exciting and important milestone for Tsavo Trust’s Kamungi Conservency Program when 12 carefully selected young men from Kanmugi and Ngiluni Villages left for the Academy to complete the grueling three month course. Follow their story; ‘Latest News from the Community’.

Diversifying Livelihoods

Diversifying Livelihoods
One of the first things Tsavo Trust looked into upon the start up of the Kamungi Conservancy was to show the community ways in which they could diversify their livelihoods and ways in which our programs could guide them into making these happen. As part of this initiative, we provided a community exposure tour to visit the Lewa Wildlife Conservency, Northern Rangelands Trust and Ol Pejetas Conservency in Northern Kenya where they were given a thorough inside look at the varying projects and benefits from their Community Stewardship Conservency Projects, giving them an in-depth knowledge and understanding of what could be achieved, which could then be shared with the many other community members back home at Ngiluni and Kaunyu Villages.
 

Meet the Community

Kamungi Conservancy Board Members 2014

Kamungi Conservancy Board Members 2014

Kamungi Conservancy Baraza

Kamungi Conservancy Baraza

Loaded up with water

Loaded up with water

Typical Wakamba Homestead

Typical Wakamba Homestead

Peter - Village Elder of Ngaluni

Peter - Village Elder of Ngaluni

Car Park In Ngaluni Village

Car Park In Ngaluni Village

Kamunyu Village School

Kamunyu Village School

Kids From Kamunyu Village School

Kids From Kamunyu Village School

Year Eight Enjoying A Science Lesson

Year Eight Enjoying A Science Lesson