Conservation | Culture | Community
Lower Tana Delta Conservation Trust
Delta Dunes Lodge works with the local community, who are all members of the Lower Tana Delta Conservation Trust, in bettering their standard of living whilst also conserving the unique and ecologically important wetland of the Tana Delta. Through a bed night and conservation fee from every paying guests, the Lodge can support various projects and help bring an income to these marginalized people.
As well as assisting the community, the Lodge funds the community game scout & anti-poaching unit, and the demarcation of the proposed community conservancy of 50,000 hectares. In collaboration with our generous guests, Delta Dunes built and continues to support a nursery school in Darge Galge Village and the Lodge covers the teacher’s monthly salary. Delta Dunes also supports the local women‘s groups and sells their handicrafts in the lodge shop as well as at fairs in Nairobi throughout the year.
Through an organization based in Milan, Karibu Jua, Delta Dunes Lodge is also helping to improve the education of children in this marginalized area, and provide scholarships to secondary students that score the highest in their finals, but who cannot afford to attend secondary school. The Lodge has funded and has plans for other sustainable projects with the local community such as bee-keeping and bio-gas units that bring income to the local indigenous community while helping conserve the unique wetland area.