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Mlilo Community Tours and Safaris is the only company targeting to promote the Community Based Tourism Concept; by getting the communities engage in tourism enterprises with long term gains. In such a perspective Mlilo closely works with Eco-tourism stakeholders aiming at diversifying tourism into the community areas and also enjoys the support from Ministry of Tourism, Kenya Wildlife Service, Eco Tourism Kenya, Provincial Administration, Kenya Forest Services, National Environment Management Authority, Mombasa Coast Tourist Association and Kenya Community Based Tourism Network. Our work and collaborations have allowed more than 60 projects to take life, such as:

Mlilo Community Camp Site:

Mlilo Community Camp Site was established in the year 2005. Currently Mlilo Group has a membership of 45 people .Mlilo owns 10 Hectare plot. In the context of the on going – Amboseli – Tsavo Tourism Destination Area plain, the proposed camp site occupies a special pedestal given that it is one of its kinds in the region. The camp is located in Kishushe Location in Wundanyi Division. From Voi to Ndii Railway Station a distance of 20 Km along Voi Nairobi highway, and 38 Km from ndii Junction to Kishushe.it is situated close to the hills and forest forms the base where the Eastern Ark Mountains and the Nyika meet. For more information visit Mlilo Community Camp Site

Arabuko Jamii Villas

Arabuko Jamii Villas is a Community owned Tourist Accommodation facility managed by the umbrella organization of Arabuko Sokoke Adjacent Dwellers Association (ASFADA). It is one of the network of Arabuko-Sokoke Eco -Tourism Circuit that involves all other community groups activities who help in conservation of natural sites by using resources in a sustainable way.
The place is ideal for researchers ,scientists,bird watchers and others who are interested in the unique biodiversity of Arabuko Sokoke Forest. For more information visit Arabuko Sokoke Jamii Villa

Sabaki River Youth Group

The project targets to improve the conservation status of the Sabaki River Estuary by the local community. A local youth group will spearhead the implementation of the project for and on behalf of the entire community. The estuary is non-protected Important Bird Area that is faced with threats from human and natural causes which the project target to control or eradicate, and at the same time improve the livelihood of the local community by optimizing the benefits of sustainable resource use. Key activities of the project include Eco-Tourism, conservation of the estuary biodiversity and habitat improvement. It also target to establish an eco-resource centre which will act as a hub for information on eco-tourism activites of the Sabaki – River estuary youth group. For more information visit Sabaki River Youth Group

Malindi District Association Resource Centre

This project provides resources about malindi people and culture. Its a project of Malindi District Cultural Association. For more information visit Malindi District Association Resource Centre

Shate Women Group

The group intends to put up an Information and Curio centre on the 1.5 acre piece of land that it owns. The area offers excellent camp sites as well as Nature Trails. There is also a vibrant birdlife and insect life. The area also is excellent for Rock / Mountain climbing. Besides it is very near Wundanyi Rocks and Taita Hills View Hotels For more information visit Shate Women Group

Mwanakaviri Community Camp site

Mwanakiviri community group is a registered CBO based in Sagalla Location in Marapu area, the group is a pro-conservation institution the long term goal is to contribute towards environmental conservation through nature based entreprise. For more information visit Mwanakaviri Community Camp site

Mwatunge Community Homestays

If you want to experience the community life with accomodation and food similar to what the community have, Mwatunge community homestay is the best.. For more information visit Mwatunge Community Homestays

Funju ecotourism Community Camp Site:

The Funju Eco- tourism community is a coummunity initiative aimed at tapping iinto the tourism potential that abound in the yet to be explored Taita art and culture. Branded as the “human Face of the Tsavo wilderness”, the cultural centre is set to become an important addition towards tourism product diversification within the region especially into community lands. This is a community project that involves two villages, namely; Nyache and Shagha in Wumingu Location. It is managed by a steering committee comprising 5 elected community members (3 men and 2 women). It is intended that any revenue that shall be realized will be ploughed back into community self help initiatives aimed at addressing needs that ranges from water, Community Health and Education. Besides, the promotion of cottage industry skills and cultural performances. For more information visit Funju Eco-Tourist Project

Ngangao Forest Association

Ngangao forest is one of the most rich forest in flora and fauna in coastal Kenya. Ngangao Forest Association is a project that conserve the forest. For more information visit Ngangao Forest Association

Malindi Women Aids Fighters Organisation (MWAFO):

Mwafo is a community based organization that has for a long time tried to address HIV/AIDS issues and to assist sick people. They provide social support. Mwafo has always tried to seek for help on providing its members with food supplements but it has sometimes failed because the demand for food in the region is too high because of the hundreds orphans to be taken care of. It is in this regard that Mlilo a community Eco-Tourism Company has seen the need to intervene and assist Mwafo to achieve its mission. Mwafo has a small income generating project of recycling the waste polythene papers by weaving them into baskets, hats and handbags but there is no market reachable yet.

Shimba Hills Botanical Garden (Conservation & Education):

The Shimba Hills Botanical Garden is not just a place of great beauty; it is a legacy for future generations. The Garden’s collections and education programs help to raise awareness of the importance of preserving the earth’s biodiversity, with conservation becoming an increasingly important element of the Gardens’ mandate. Relaying this knowledge to the public, especially children, ensures that all visitors understand the importance of being environmentally responsible. For more information visit Shimba Hills Botanical Garden

Magangani Butterfly Farm:

The Magangani butterfly farm is located between Malindi and Watamu and gathers 46 members. The aim of this working group is to conserve and protect the forest in order to create jobs for the members. In this restful area you will be able to enjoy the beautiful butterfly ballet (between 25 and 120 different species regarding of the seasons) under the shade of the mango trees plantations. You will discover numerous activities like butterfly farming, mushroom farming, bee keeping, catering services, agro-tourism, traditional dances and educational meetings for children and tourists. All the money won by the company and the members comes from pupa sells, honey, farming and tourism, and all this amount is distributed between all the members in order to allow them to be pushed out of poverty. The farm can provide loans for the personal development of the members in order to help them to have an access to a good way of living and in order to motivate them to put their children to school.

Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary

It is a community-owned elephant park, a conservation area for elephants and Encephalartos cycads in Kwale District of the Coast Province of Kenya. It is located 45 km southwest of Mombasa and is adjacent to the Shimba Hills National Reserve. The sanctuary was formed in the early 1990s as a cooperative project between the people of the surrounding Mwaluganje community, United States Agency for International Development, and the Born Free Foundation and the Eden Wildlife Trust. MES is an example of ecotourism, as well as community-based-conservation efforts, both of which are very recent trends in conservation management. In this community-based program, the local people have leased their privately-owned property to a community based trust. The trust manages the sanctuary for the conservation and preservation of the elephants. In addition it is a valuable source of revenue for the local people, re through monies generated by eco-tourism and gate entrance fees. The area is off the Shimba Hills escarpment in Kwale District and is on the to the migratory route leading to Tsavo East National Reserve.

Maji Moto Eco Camp

Maji Moto Eco Camp is situated in a local Masai village in the world renowned Masai Mara National Reserve. The camp is part owned and run by a group of Masai from local community. Their culture and knowledge about the nature is amazing; the camp is a perfect place to experience all this and an ideal site for camping safaris. Nature walks, cycling safaris, walking safaris, night game drives; village and school visits are possible activities here.