Partners & Donors

We are fortunate to have partners in the tourism and wildlife conservation philanthropic industries to help us achieve our common goals. Highlighted here is a list of our partners, we deeply appreciate this support:

Cottar’s Safaris

CWCT and the private Olderkesi Community Conservancy is kept running through the per person per night conservation fees that are charged at all the Cottar’s Safaris properties and donated to CWCT. This is a great symbiotic relationship, and shows how the tourism industry can directly benefit conservation and the preservation of our wildlife and wild places.

African Wildlife Foundation

AWF has an MOU with the Cottars Group to provide a tax-free funding vehicle to our clients and donors to assist us in meeting our conservation and rural development objectives. AWF also partners with CWCT on projects directly, and have provided the funding for the Olderkesi land use plan, rangers training and the construction of CWCT Olderkesi HQ at the airstrip. In addition, AWF represents CWCT and Cottars 1920s safari camp on direct appeals to past guests of Cottars 1920s Camp, as well as to charitable foundations for the funding of Olderkesi; any funds raised are ring-fenced for CWCT and our Olderkesi.

CWCT would like to acknowledge the contributions and assistance by Royal African Safaris for their ongoing support of the Olderkesi Wildlife Conservancy.

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The Long Run

Is a sustainable travel movement helping business, nature and people work together for a better future. The Long Run is a membership organisation of nature-based tourism businesses committed to driving sustainability. The community is global in scope and growing. The aim is to maintain a healthy and productive planet for posterity. Collectively we aspire to conserve 20 million acres of biodiversity & improve the life of two million people by 2020. We seek to support, connect & inspire nature-based businesses to excel in following the highest standards of sustainability encompassing Conservation, Community, Culture and Commerce (4Cs).

Maasai Mara Wildllife Conservancies

The Maasai Mara Wildlife Conservancies Association formed in 2013 to serve as a membership organization for current and future wildlife conservancies in the Greater Maasai Mara. Currently Olderkesi is one of 15 conservancies for which MMWCA play an overarching coordination role in the pursuit of conserving the greater Maasai Mara ecosystem, through a network of protected areas, for the prosperity of all – biodiversity and wildlife, the local population, and recreation and tourism for the nation of Kenya.

We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the following individuals for their generous support towards the community conservancy and helping us get where we are today. Thank You:

  • Thomas Family
  • Tim Halford
  • Petlin Family
  • Sarah Lindenhammar & Theirry Azerad
  • Bergstien family
  • Cory Perlson
  • Kin Travel
  • Bridging the Gap
  • A & K philanthropy
  • Gresham’s School
  • John Di Lorenzo
  • Juliet Shields Taylor
  • Milan Milan
  • Marshal Field
  • Anne Emsems