Nairobi National Park is managed by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) who along with the Kitengela Landowners Association (KLA) distribute some of the park’s revenues for community projects in the area. There are many issues with wildlife predation on domestic livestock, and the KLA and KWS have an enormous task of managing human / wildlife conflicts.
Every adult bednight that comes into The Emakoko a fee of USD$43 goes to the Kenya Wildlife Service which helps them operate and in particular, it helps protecting the incredible and endangered Black Rhino that live in the park. By the end of 2019, The Emakoko has contributed over USD$982,000 in conservation fees to the KWS.
Ontop of this, The Emakoko also assists rangers with equipment from binoculars to the Rhino Towers which you can see throughout the park. These Observation towers are instrumental in assisting our rangers with keeping an eye on wildlife.
The Emakoko has supported the local community with the ‘lion lighting scheme’ which is one way in which predators have been deterred from attacking the community Bomas. To date we have ‘lit up’ 14 Bomas in the area and so far so good!