Part of our mandate here with our mixed-use conservation model at Nashulai, is to reverse poverty. We do this by educating village children, creating jobs for local Maasai, training people how to do various jobs, and also buying our Safari furnishings from our local community.

Here’s a recent shopping trip where you can see the items we purchased from local vendors and artisans:

Woven lamp shades

Some stylish chairs

Along with our conservancy work of tree planting (more trees means more rain and less soil erosion) we also like to make the Safari camp look beautiful with lots of plants:

You can never have too many plants!

How about these striking red vases?

Here I am making sure everything is loaded safely onto the truck for the journey back to Oldarpoi and Wageni Safari camps – I’m the guy in the black shirt, standing next to the guy in the yellow shirt, with a big smile on my face:

Nelson Ole Reiyia making sure the truck is loaded and ready for the journey back to the safari camps

Whether you choose to come do a Maasai Mara Walking Safari with us, or Big 5 Safari with our expert rangers, or to spend your money elsewhere, I encourage you to choose a safari hotel that uses local craftsmen and artisans to furnish their premises. This is a very simple way that we can ensure money is spread back into the local communities – which goes a long way to reversing poverty in Kenya, Tanzania, Namibia and elsewhere.