Apprenticeships and Education

One of the challenges within education is to empower the youth of Lamu to understand their heritage and cultural values, ensuring their indigenous traditional knowledge continues to evolve and be passed down through the generations, in working towards a better future.

Through the Lamu Conservation Trust opportunities will be created for the youth through education and apprenticeships. Future plans include a tourism guide training facility, local skills and dhow building apprenticeships, as well as secondary schooling and bursaries.

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Lamu's Cultural Festival - best yet!

The Lamu Cultural Festival is an annual event which exists to showcase Lamu’s rich culture and heritage. The event has captivated the world for centuries and we were delighted to see such a fantastic turn out this year. Over 100,000 visitors, both local and international, attended the popular festival which was held in Lamu Old Town, a World Heritage Site.

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Hippopotamus pod search for water in drying waterhole

Our teams recently spotted 40 hippos in search for water in a drying waterhole near the Witu livestock camp. Over time we have seen this once lush area struggle in the face of severe drought, human encroachment and overgrazing.

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Hippopotamus pod spotted on the Mkumbi River

Often targeted by poachers for their meat and teeth, hippopotamus numbers have fallen drastically in recent years across Africa.

However, whilst out on patrol the Anti-Poaching rangers came across a healthy looking hippo pod which is an encouraging sign and further reason to protect their threatened habitat.

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Thousands of seedlings planted

Our team have been working hard to expand the tree nursery at Amu Ranch.

In an effort to safeguard the 63,000 acres of land, which is bigger than several of Kenya’s National Parks, over 10,000 seedlings have now been planted ahead of the wet season in May.

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