Oloisukut Group Conservancy is a 23, 000-acre area of community land which borders the world famous Maasai Mara Game Reserve popularly known as the Mara Triangle, to the North in the Trans Mara District, Rift valley province.
Oloisukut conservancy is an intriguing conservation concept on land-use owned and managed by the community members of Oloisukut.
The income generated from conservation has given the land owners a reliable and dependable alternative source of income from the traditional livestock.
The conservancy has ensured that the northern part of the greater Mara-Serengeti ecosystem is secured for conservation and hence affording the wildlife the much-needed dispersal areas.
The area boasts of high density of game including the big five except for the Rhino. Over 300 different species of birds have been identified. Some of the common animal species are; Maasai giraffe, Burschell zebra, waterbucks, elands, lions, leopards, elephants and elusive and timid bushbuck.
Oloisukut boasts the highest population of elands, giraffes and leopards in the Mara per unit area. Currently we have the biggest pride comprising of 18 adult lions with several cubs.
Tourism in the conservancy is highly controlled, a move that is aimed at maximizing the client wilderness experience and minimizing environmental impact.
AGE: Volunteers have to be at least 18 years old to participate in the work camp. There is no upper age limit
TYPE OF WORKCAMP: ZOO/CULT
Volunteers will work for six hours daily from Monday to Friday.
Manual work and Intercultural activities:
-Regular ground patrols and safari walk.
-Identifying animal species found within the area
-Identify and name indigenous plants and uses.
– Monitoring wildlife movement
-Experience Maasai way of life
– Control cattle grazing, milking and caring for cattle
-Maintain of manyatta houses
-Teaching Arts, Designs & Drawings
-Playing football with girls and boys
– Playing other games with the children
-Planting of trees
PROJECT PARTICIPANTS: Maximum 20 volunteers from Kenya and the international community
What to carry?
This is outlined in the detailed info sheet and includes, sleeping bag and mat, toiletries, torch/flashlight, sandals, mosquito net, national flag from your country, among others
DONATION AND GIFTS:
These are usually symbolic gestures to enhance the solidarity of volunteers and the hosting community. Kindly contact KVDA for details in case you are willing to support a worthy cause in the community either by offering a donation or long-term intervention on the project.
THEME: Wildlife Conservation
Orientation: Will be done on 5th June 2021 at KVDA Residence in Nairobi and the team will leave for the project on the morning of 6th June 2021