Let's Adventure for Rhinos!
July 19-30, 2021
Come take part in a 12-day, multi-sport adventure dedicated to the conservation of rhinos. On this ‘safari’, you will ride a mountain bike through conservancies that are dedicated to the conservation of Kenya’s remaining black and white rhino populations; enjoy custom game safaris; walk through the Kenyan bush; participate in rhino tracking; climb Kenya’s tallest mountain, and learn about conservation in the Laikipia landscape. This is an adventure of a lifetime. It is an exclusive, personalized trip.
Your participation will directly contribute to the #MazingiraConservationFund, a fund dedicated to the future of community based wildlife conservation in Laikipia, Kenya.
Explore the allure of Kenya – meet its people, experience the landscape and its wildlife – and become a key contributor in wildlife conservation!
Accommodation on Trip
The Cause: #MazingiraConservationFund
Adventure for Rhinos is raising funds for the #MazingiraConservationFund. This grant fund has raised almost $60K (formerly known as the #RhinoRevivalFund). The Forum is working to leverage an additional 240K for a total goal of $300K. This grant fund is invested in a safe, high-interest yield account at 10% per annum in Kenya. The capital generated from interest supports a small grants fund for Human Wildlife Conflict prevention, wildlife corridor protection, and incentives for wildlife conservation ALL AIMED at rural communities. The higher the invested principle, the greater the annual grant amount.We anticipate the average grant size to be between $5-10K to start with. Local, rural groups and communities will be able to apply for these grants, with grant oversight and guidance provided by the Forum. Monitoring and evaluation will also be conducted at regular intervals, and performance reports published through the Forum on an annual basis.
African Ascents Company Director, Lead Guide/ Field Expert, Professional Mountaineer
Julian Wright is a highly experienced rock climber and mountaineer originally from Kenya.
He recently climbed the Diamond Colouir, a striking line of equatorial ice that might be one of the most exotic climbs in the world. It was last climbed in 2005 and due to climate change the line of ice hasn’t to been present until 2018. Check out his climb here.