Together We Can Make a Difference
Preservation of the Ecosystem
The Masai Mara is one of the world’s most spectacular ecosystems and its preservation has always been at the heart of the Losokwan Camp. The camp was established with the ethos that together we can make a difference and so we work alongside the local communities within the Mara to conserve Africa’s vulnerable wildlife so that it may flourish for centuries to come.
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 landowners 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.
Working with Local Communities
We believe strongly that by showing the local community that wildlife provides a reliable and sustainable source of income and by improving their welfare, we will be able to create a long-term conservation model that will ensure the survival of Kenya’s precious wildlife for future generations. Today, a significant portion of our staff are from the local communities surrounding Mara North and Lemek Conservancies, creating a dedicated Losokwan family proud of what we can achieve together.
You play an important role in our conservation story. By visiting us and enjoying the wildlife of the Masai Mara in a sustainable, unobtrusive, and respectful way, we can continue our efforts to ensure the plains teem with animals just as nature intended.
An Eco-Friendly Camp
Here at Losokwan, we are dedicated to having the lowest possible impact on the Masai Mara National Reserve and go to extreme lengths to ensure we protect the precious ecosystem whilst simultaneously offering a luxury safari experience. We are committed to a long-term policy of sustainable tourism by 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 firewood which we have brought in from sustainable sources.
The electricity in the camp is fully powered by solar energy, but we have a small generator for backup during inclement weather. Every room has 24-hour solar lighting and there is the provision for charging electronics in every tent including the lounge and dining area.
We endeavor to create as little waste as possible. The small amounts of plastic waste collected at camp are sent to Nairobi for recycling, along with all metals, cans, tins, and glass. All combustibles are incinerated on-site and we put organic waste into a sealed bio pit where it decomposes and is inaccessible to wildlife.
All greywater from the kitchen passes through several grease traps, which are cleaned weekly to reduce the footprint on the environment, before continuing into the soak away pit. The Camp is using a septic treatment system and plans to install new technology that will enable the black water to be recycled and used around the campgrounds.
Pack for a Purpose
We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travelers like you to make a lasting impact on the local community. If you can spare just a few kilos of space in your suitcase to bring supplies for schools or medical clinics, you will be making an invaluable impact on the lives of our local children and families.
Pack for a Purpose
We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose and support two primary schools in the neighboring areas by providing learning materials and equipment.
We also support the local community by buying their crafts and selling them in our souvenir shop, as well as encouraging visitors to meet the local communities through cultural visits in the manyattas (traditional villages).