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Borana Conservancy lies at the foot of Mount Kenya and provides a unique and diverse habitat for a wide variety of wildlife.
In 2013 a founding population of 21 Black Rhino were introduced. Once they were settled, Borana and Lewa Wildlife Conservancy were integrated to form one landscape; 92,000 acres of un-spoilt wilderness.
Together with Lewa, Borana Conservancy now hosts a thriving population of 87 Black Rhino and 79 White Rhino. Visiting Borana Conservancy not only directly benefits local livelihoods and enhances eco-system integrity, it also funds all core operating costs. These include the support of over 100 rangers who protect and monitor over nine highly endangered species.
All retained earnings from tourism and other commercial ventures are invested into the conservation of Borana Conservancy’s wildlife and the surrounding communities, and by staying at Borana Lodge, you are directly contributing to the protection of wildlife.
In 2018, SCC is raising money to help Borana Conservancy purchase a ‘Safari School Bus’. This bus will allow children from schools which are part of the Borana Education Support Programme to come on safari on the Conservancy and learn more about the wildlife that lives there. Borana sees the children as the future guardians of the land, and hope that, with time and education, they can learn also to protect it.
Join SCC’s ‘1 + 1 = 2 Protect’ Scheme and help raise money for the ‘Safari School Bus’ – the total cost for the bus will be just over $54,000, which includes the cost of the bus, the modifications and safety features. SCC will be joining Borana, and others, in trying to raise the money so every little helps!