Foundation and Community Belief
Just as the local environment plays a central role in the Mara Engai experience, so too is the local community of vital concern to Masai Mara Wilderness Lodge Limited. Over 75% of our employees are recruited and trained from the local community. We have built a local clinic, which acts as a triage facility, daycare centre, pediatric unit and dispensary – the only one of its kind for more than 30 km. We have also constructed a school and made substantial contributions towards two more in the area.
Eager to enable visitors to give something back to a region that offers them so much, we have set up the Mara Engai Foundation. Separate from the travel business, the foundation is run by a panel of community elders. Guests can get involved with schemes such as farming projects, women’s programs or wildlife conservation. They can talk to the foundation, whose members can provide them with information and guidance, whether they want to offer money, time or expertise.