Your stay at the Mara Bush Houses not only immerses you in a unique safari experience. It will also make a genuine impact. Asilia plays a leading role in setting up effective area management, supporting conservation projects and contributing to a better future for local Kenyans.
Asilia has implemented a US$5 per person per night conservation charge as we want to continue to expand on our conservation and development efforts in the areas that we are committed to. Especially in these times of lower demand for (East-)Africa, conservation efforts and crucial wildlife areas run the risk of collapsing under low occupancies and heavy discounts. Whilst we will continue to discount where necessary, we wish to safeguard our necessary investments in conservation and the management / development of the areas.
Our goal as Asilia is to be a role model in sustainable tourism. At the heart of our organisation is the conviction that world-class travel can go hand in hand with improving livelihoods and conservation of nature. We strive to create a lasting, positive impact everywhere we operate. We believe in better.
Any sustainable contribution must ultimately begin with oneself. This means we buy locally where possible. It means we reduce our footprint by limiting fossil fuel and use sustainable energy sources such as the sun, recycling water and reducing waste. The remainder of our carbon footprint is offset by supporting local forest projects.
Asilia is proud to be the first travel company in Africa to achieve the highest 5 star GIIRS rating
and B-Corporation status
. And yet, we trust we do even more. By being creative and developing new models for travel we try to further increase benefits for nature and local people. The Mara Bush Houses showcase this collaborative approach.
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Situated within the 70,000 acre Mara North Conservancy
, the Mara Bush Houses work with 11 tourism partners’ camps to combine travel and community development.
The conservancy fees provide the Maasai community with a sustainable livelihood and ensure the conservation of the wildlife in this vital corridor of the Masai Mara ecosystem. In addition to the conservancy’s role in conservation it also provides steady and sustainable employment leading to an improved standard of living for the community as a whole. Furthermore it offers additional benefits like health care, clean energy and empowerment of the local people through education and skills training.
Looking further into the future, Asilia is one of the driving forces behind the initiative towards the formation of an umbrella organisation. By linking all Mara Conservancies
, the prospects for this crucial cultural and natural area will greatly improve.
Bringing together a community that believes in better, we aim to involve people and institutions with a deeper interest in Africa and achieving a shared vision for the areas we operate in.