The Athi – Kapiti plains which border Nairobi National park, is the home to the nomadic Maasai tribe. Unfortunately the traditional pastoralist lifestyle of the Maasai in the area is now under threat due to the encroachment of Nairobi’s urban ‘sprawl’. The Maasai are now feeling the pressure of a new cash driven society buying up pastoral land and pressures to abandon tradition are great.
Fortunately the Masaai in our area have yet to be touched by the new urban wave and this is something that we would like to maintain. There are various projects in the area initiated by The Emakoko and as visitors to the lodge we encourage our guests to participate.
The Emapakasi Primary School was started in January 2017 and has a total of 38 children aged from 4 years to 13 years. The school is on 2 acres and finally has solid structures. The lodge has assisted in building structures and supplying stationary along with school desks and teaching aids.
We can't talk about our community without our football team mention too! The Emakoko donates balls, nets, uniforms and shoes to the community in order to encourage sport as much as possible.