Alternative livelihoods for Ex Poachers, Kenya

Apr 17, 2012

Kidongs Eco Tourism Centre

Kidongs Eco-Tourism Centre helps a group of over 25 ex-poachers generate sustainable incomes via this environmentally friendly venture initiated by GVI and WSPA.  The Eco-Tourism Centre offers guided tours to Kidong Hill, demonstrations of traditional activities of the Kamba tribe by the village elders, delicious meals served in the Ndovu Restaurant and a huge amount of history about the transition of the people from Kidong, Kasaani and Mahandakini from poachers to protectors of wildlife.  Although the road to getting the Eco-Tourism Centre up and running has been a long one, the rewards are certainly worth it.

Kidong Eco-Tourism Centre is currently featured in the February edition of the East African Destination Magazine – a popular magazine advertising travel and accommodation options throughout East Africa. Publicity such as this is hugely appreciated by everyone involved in the establishment of the Kidong Eco-Tourism Centre and all of the ex-poachers engaged in the running of the project. Thank-you to everyone past and present who has supported the development of this project, and help to make it such a successful venture. 


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Sophie Birkett

GVI Charitable Trust Manager
St Albans, Herts United Kingdom

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