Namunyak Wildlife Conservation Trust

In 1993, Ian Craig of the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy persuaded the neighbouring Il Ngwesi community to become the first community conservation initiative in the north of Kenya. By 1995 the Namunyak Wildlife Conservation Trust, an area of 185,000 acres of pristine wilderness was born and has now grown to 850,000 acres. Today there are twenty six similar community projects encompassing over 3.5 million acres up and running under the umbrella of The Northern Rangelands Trust. The Namunyak Wildlife Conservation Trust, under the umbrella of the Norther Rangeland Trust and in partnership with Sarara camp has become widely recognised as one of the most successful community and wildlife conservation initiatives in Africa.