Kigio Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya
Kigio Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya is a community-owned, operated, and managed conservancy that is found within the Great Rift Valley in Gilgil Kenya is between Lake Naivasha and Lake Nakuru. Kigio Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya covers a total area of about 3500 acres of land made of Leleshwa shrubs, woodland, riverine vegetation, and the euphorbia trees.
Visitors interested in visiting this Conservancy in Kenya will have to travel for about two to three hours from the Kenya capital Nairobi. While at Kigio Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya you will as well enjoy the Aberdare ranges, Lake Naivasha, Mountain Longonot and thus helps you to get spectacular views of these places. Kigio Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya was at first used as the cattle ranch by the colonialists especially the white settlers who used to settle within these places and who liked carrying out the livestock production activities.
Kigio Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya was later sold to the Kigio community members after the end of the ranch from where this conservancy derived its name after the Kigio community bout the ranch, they decide to make sure that the ranch is turned into a wildlife reserve to make sure that they maximize the profits ad after the ranch was important for the and a conducive environment for the wildlife species.
The decision to make the Kigio Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya into a wildlife reserve or hub has resulted in a lot of positivity as and I talk right now, Kigio Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya is one of the top wildlife destinations in Kenya that attracting several visitors to the destination. It provided different incomes to the Kigio community as well as improving the conservation benefits especially to the communities managing the conservancy.
Kigio Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya is committed to promoting the conservation efforts and the ecotourism principles and these efforts were recognized by the Born Free Foundation, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, and other conservation agencies that are involved in making the conservation and the ecotourism principles achieved. With the conservancy.
Such organizations have provided financial support to the conservancy in Kenya that has helped develop the infrastructure built in the local grass materials ad powered the conservancy with solar energy.
This Conservancy in Kenya features over 200 species of birds and the most common bird species sighted within the conservancy include the grey-crested helmet shrikes and other animals which include common greenshank and common ringed Plover, Montane night Jar among other bird species.
The animal species within Kigio Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya include among others the hippos, leopards, giraffes, buffaloes, giraffes, elands, Impalas, elephants. There are over 30 species of animals that are protected within the conservancy.
Malewa river borders the Kigio Conservancy to the east and although the conservancy is fenced with an electric fence and the other part of the river is not fenced and the protection is done to solve and the protected areas or animals from predators.
There are different activities that you can do or engage in while visiting the Kigio Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya and these include
Game viewing safaris through the park to experience the different mammals within the conservancy. Visitors can do both night and day game drives. These game drives should be organized before the visits.
You can also engage in cycling through the conservancy which will help to accept the varied vegetation as well as the nature of the conservancy.
Visitors can as well engage within the Guided nature walks via this Conservancy in Kenya to experience the nature of the conservancy.
Bird watching safaris to experience the different bird species that do make their home in the conservancy and as well do the spot fishing on the River Malewa for fun and sport.
Visitors can find the accommodation facilities that are available or built with the local traditional materials and designs.