"Conservation, Sustainability and Community Efforts"
Because We Care
Losokwan Camp was established primarily to work closely with the communities within the Mara to conserve Africa’s vulnerable wildlife while at the same time rewarding the land owners of the private land on which the camp is built. We believe by showing the local communities the importance of wildlife by being their reliable/sustainable source of income and improving their welfare we will be able to conserve and ensure the survival of Kenya’s precious wildlife for future generations
This is why we are very proud to have 90% or above of the staff coming from the local Maasai communities immediately surrounding Mara North/Lemek Conservancy as part of Losokwan family.
We did not just stop there; we continue to provide support in improving the health and educational facilities of the Lemek community, we are pleased to be part of Mr William Pere’s ADCam Charity camp by supporting his primary school students at ADCam Mara School by providing learning materials and equipments.
"We support the local community"
We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travelers like you to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination. If you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase and bring supplies for area schools or medical clinics in need, you'll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families.
We also support the local community by buying their crafts and selling them in our souvenir shop as well as encouraging you to have interactions through cultural visits in the manyattas.
In addition to this, Losokwan is designed to have the lowest impact possible on the Maasai Mara ecosystem while providing a memorable safari experience. We are committed to a long-term policy of sustainable tourism by the following these elements of eco-friendly design:
Water for the camp is drawn from a natural spring and hot water is heated in eco-friendly heaters. Losokwan does not collect any fuel from the conservancy and instead runs its eco-heaters on sustainable fire wood brought in every few months.
The Electricity in the camp is currently fully run on solar energy but we have a small generator for backup during the worst of weather. Every room has 24 hour solar lighting and there is also provision for charging of electronics in the mess and dining tents.
Losokwan tries to cut down as much as possible on our waste. The small amounts of plastic waste collected at camp are sent to Nairobi for re-cycling while all metals, cans, tins etc are collected and stored in the camp before being sent to recycling plants in Nairobi. All glass is also collected and sent to Nairobi for recycling and all combustibles are incinerated on site. Organic waste is put into a sealed bio pit where it decomposes which is inaccessible to wildlife.
Waste Water Management:
• Grey Water: All grey water from the kitchen passes through several grease traps cleaned weekly to reduce the footprint on the environment before continuing into the soak away pit.
• Black Water: The Camp uses a septic treatment system and hopes to install new technology which will enable the black water to be recycled around the camp grounds.