Kenya is home to some of Africa’s most diverse ecosystems and identifiable species. Lush savanna landscapes play host to the African wild dog, leopard, hyena, Grevy’s zebra, and kudu, among other wildlife, but these species and their homes are under constant threat from deforestation, poaching, and unsustainable agricultural practices.
Opened in 2008, the Sanctuary at Ol Lentille was formed from a collaboration of African Wildlife Foundation, the Laikipia Maasai of the Kijabe Group Ranch, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and a conservation-minded private investor. Approximately 100 residents were employed during Ol Lentille’s construction, and the lodge continues to employ community members today, bringing new levels of prosperity to the region. Additionally, the land surrounding the lodge has been set aside as the Ol Lentille Conservancy; altogether, the land protected amounts to 20,000 acres.
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