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Visit the Mountain Kenya Wildlife Conservancy

Visit the Mountain Kenya Wildlife Conservancy

Visit the Mountain Kenya Wildlife Conservancy

Mountain Kenya Wildlife Conservancy was established by the Non-Profit Trust, which was supported by Kenyan laws to boost the tourism industry in the region. The untold Mt. Kenyan Conservancy was formed under USA law and this is attributed to the conservation efforts which are so very interesting. The conservancy began as the game ranch, and it also harbors a lot of animal species, including the endangered white zebra, and it later became a home to the many animals that are endangered and an education center for most of the young Kenyans, especially the school students. Interestingly, the conservancy lies within the hands of the mountain Kenya safari club grounds. This Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club offers uninterrupted views of Mount Kenya, exquisite accommodation, gourmet cuisine, and an unprecedented range of activities. It was once known as “millionaires’ row” due to the superlative excellence of its facilities and the glittering array of famous faces that passed through its doors. The visitors can as well engage in various activities and services that are offered within the center.

Visit the Mountain Kenya Wildlife Conservancy on a guided tour.

For the animals that were injured, suffered or frozen by the patches, this was their second life to live as they were being housed within this wonderful conservancy. The orphanage provides a safe haven and expert care with the purpose of reuniting these animals with their natural habitat. It is well-known for its bongo breeding program and the preservation of the endangered white zebra. In 2004, the Bongo Species Survival Plan partnered with American Zoological Institutions to restore 18 of its zoologically-bred bongos with Kenyan lineage to their homeland, and today about 18 bongos have been born and kept within the conservancy and this is wonderful. The tourists will be able to see and enjoy these bongos once they decide to come and visit this wonderful destination at their own pace or choice.

In May this year, as part t of the Conservancy’s bongo restoration to Mount Kenya initiative, we welcomed the first of the ‘second generation’ born to the repatriated American “grandmothers and the Conservancy bred bull “NOAH” sired a few of the newborns this year. All  juvenile bongos are nurtured as naturally as possible, with as little human intervention as possible. The Conservancy has a team of qualified and committed employees who keep an eye on these new moms as they are encouraged to raise their children in a more natural setting. This shows you how strong and important the Mountain Kenya Wildlife Conservancy is.

They ensure that the animals have plenty of fresh browse, as well as fresh water, minerals, and other veterinary needs. Meanwhile, a small group of mature bongos is nearing the end of its recovery process. They are housed in a woodland wilderness area with other wild creatures. Fresh mountain water is provided by a natural stream, and the vegetation is similar to that which they would encounter following their final release. To reignite their inherent dread of man, we make interaction with people uncommon and unpleasant.

AZA recognized the Bongo Rehabilitation Program of the Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy as one of the top three most significant wildlife initiatives in the world in 2006. We are grateful to all of our sponsors throughout the globe, without whom this project would not have been possible. Your sponsorship is essential to the success of this program. The Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy’s Animal Orphanage is a one-of-a-kind institution that provides a second chance to orphaned, wounded, neglected, mistreated, or fearful wild animals. The orphanage provides a safe haven for these animals while also providing expert care in the hopes of reuniting them with their natural habitat.

The unique Mountain Bongo at Mountain Kenya Wildlife Conservancy

One of the most elusive animals in the planet, the mountain bongo. It was considered to be extinct in the Mount Kenya woods until recently, making it critically endangered. It may have been because bongo sightings on the mountain are roughly as often as yeti sightings in the Himalayas.

Donald Bunge, the warden of the Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy, the nerve center of the ‘Bongo Taskforce,’ relates the story of a colleague who spent 15 years studying the bongo. According to Donald, the man never saw a single bongo in all that period. Only two extremely elderly trackers out of a 20-man team of experienced trackers who spend their entire lives seeking for traces of bongos on the mountain have even seen a bongo: and then only briefly. Bongos are the embodiment of timidity. They are said to reside high on the sides of Kenya’s legendary mountain, deep into its most impenetrable forest groves, and are rarely seen, followed, or captured on video. The bongos, like their surroundings, are covered in mist and engulfed in shape-shifting shadows. The numbers have dwindled so drastically over the previous century that they’re now as legendary as unicorns. It’s odd, therefore, to discover one peering at you over an ice bucket, somewhat intrigued.

But then there’s the odd circumstance. The sky is cloudless blue in the morning, and the craggy peaks of Mount Kenya gleam with tropical ice. We’ve taken up residence on hay bales. A picnic breakfast is set out in front of us, neatly planned out. To one side, a waiter stands with a starched napkin draped over his arm and a champagne bottle in his hand.

Then there’s the peculiar circumstance. In the morning, the sky is clear blue, and the rugged summits of Mount Kenya sparkle with tropical ice. We’ve made our home out of hay bales. A well-planned picnic breakfast is laid out in front of us. A waiter with a starched napkin draped over his arm and a champagne bottle in his palm stands to one side.

On the other hand, a man with a bucket of pellets stands on the opposite side. A herd of bongos stands in front of us, their gaze fixed on the bucket. We’re all looking forward to the game’s beginning. We make a start on the fruit as the cork pops, the pellets fall to the grass, and the bongos charge madly, albeit a little nervously. Crunching, snorting, and blowing are all common. The pellets have vanished by the time we get to the bacon and eggs, and the herd is staring at the man with the bucket with curiosity. However, he, like us, is bound by severe rules. They’re only allowed to have as many pellets as have been meticulously calibrated to keep them in top shape. No croissants, either.

These beings are as uncommon as fairy dust. To produce a breeding herd of bongos, it took several years, many million dollars, and a lot of dedication. It’s Africa’s lone herd, and the bongo’s only hope of survival.

On a daily basis, the Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy welcomes the center’s pupils for free. The William Holden Education Center has grown into a model educational center with students from all around Kenya. Many other wildlife-related groups have also recognized the center’s good influence. They’ve inspired and encouraged people all across the world to promote wildlife and environmental education in their own communities. William Holden’s goal has come true thanks to the support of his Kenyan partners and friends throughout the world.