Our Story

Ekorian’s Mugie Camp

Ekorian’s Mugie Camp, opened in December 2012, is a private camp with an exclusive location on the Mugie Sanctuary in North Laikipia,where game and birdlife viewing is prolific. The camp is the family base of Josh and Donna Perrett.

The camp is simply designed with a central mess area and six, spacious but cosy tents, each en suite with hot and cold running water and flush toilets, under thatched roofs with wooden decks. This is the perfect place for a family holiday with plenty to see and do such as: day and night game drives, Kayaking, golfing and more.

Mugie Sanctuary

Mugie Ranch is 46,000 acres but 22,000 acres has been set aside to create Mugie Sanctuary. The Sanctuary is home to around seventy species of mammal including lion, cheetah, leopard, buffalo, elephant, eland and hyena. There are many endangered species residing on Mugie including the Grevy’sZebra and Jacksons Hartebeest.

Mugie Dam

In August 2009, the construction of an enormous 500 meter long dam wall was completed in the heart of the sanctuary. This is Kenya’s third largest private dam. A flash flood filled the dam overnight resulting in a beautiful 156 acrereservoir holding 1.3 billion litres of water.The dam fulfills a vital role in providing water for the wildlife during times of drought. Migratory birds from as far away as Siberia are attracted to the dam and are among over 280 bird species found on Mugie.  Bass and tilapia fishing is currently being introduced on the dam.

Ecotourism Kenya Membership

bronze.pngWe are a bronze member of Ecotourism Kenya. Ecotourism Kenya (EK), formerly known as Ecotourism Society of Kenya (ESOK), is a civil society organization that was established in 1996. Founded with enormous support from the tourism industry in Kenya, it plays a key role in ensuring that Kenya’s tourism is sustainable, both in terms of concern for the environment and for the welfare of local communities.
Ecotourism Kenya is a membership organization and is one of seven private-sector associations that make up the Kenya Tourism Federation (KTF). EK is an executive board member of the newly formed Federation of Community Tourism Organisations (FECTO) and the Global Travel and Tourism Partnership (GTTP) Kenya. Read More

Predator Project

Mugie is one of the core study areas of the ‘Laikipia Predator Project’, a research study aimed at improving the conservation of large carnivores throughout Africa.

Across most of Africa, people have eradicated predators such as lion, wild dog and hyena, largely because theses animals are a threat to livestock. With human densities rising, even predators living inside national parks are threatened as reserve border areas are developed and settled.

Laikipia District is one of the few areas where people, livestock and predators co-exist. The Laikipia Predator Project is aimed at understanding how such co-existence is possible. By studying the threat that predators pose to people’s livelihoods, and the threat that human activities pose to predators, the aim is to identify techniques & animal husbandry management practices that can be used to reduce the drastic rate of decline in the numbers of these now endangered animals.

On Mugie the project focuses mainly on lion, which come into the most serious conflict with livestock owners resulting in unlawful killing of them and other predators.

Radio-collars are fitted on some individual lion to help locate, identify and monitor their movements. Within Mugie radio-collars have deployed on various lion over the last 10 years and has helped in knowing/understanding so much more about lion population numbers, their movements and behaviour. This understanding has helped in reducing the numbers of livestock killed and therefore the number of lion that might have had to be removed in one way or another.

Mugie continues to work closely with the ‘Laikipia Predator Project’ and visitors to Mugie may be able to join in tracking lion.

For more on the Laikipia Predator Project you may visit :www.livingwithlions.org and/or www.lionconservation.org.”

No comments:

Post a Comment