In a Ceremony graced by the Mt Kenya Community forest association, H.E Governor Bishop Kawira Mwangaza officiated the groundbreaking ceremony of the Mt Kenya Bongo and Rhino Conservancy in Ntirimiti, Kibirichia ward.

Over the next year, Meru will be home of 25 bongos been drought home from San Francisco.

Currently, Meru’s Bongo population had completely been eradicated due to hunting. With the re-introduction of Bongo we will be the only home of bongos Globally.

It’s critical to note that Meru is home of Black rhino, holds the only elephant hospital in the nation. Its the home of the Lewa Conservation and now the Meru Bongo and Black rhino conservation.
As administration hope this will inspire more investor, conservationist and resident of Meru will come together against the negative global impacts of Climate change even as Meru plans to host the 3rd Mt Kenya Running championships on the 26th of February, 2023. Join us.

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Earlier Today, Meru Governor H.E Hon. Bishop Kawira Mwangaza had hosted Meru Bongo and Rhino Conservation Trust this morning during which they unveiled a special use license for establishment of a Bongo Rhino Sanctuary in the Eastern conservation area of Meru county.
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This is a great milestone in the endeavour to boost tourism, reverse the trend of bongo extinction and to improve health, education, water and roads in Meru communities.

Further, Governor Kawira was greatly honored to have been installed as a patron of the trust. She promised her full support.

There are only 99 bongos in Kenya. This sanctuary which will sit on 250 acres of land in the initial stage, will enable reproduction and redeem this species that is vital to management of our ecosystem. On Tuesday next week, there will be a ground breaking ceremony on the repatriation of 25 bongos from Florida.

Immense gratitude goes out to the national government for issuing Meru county with the license, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy for their technical and financial support, Kenya Forest Service, Kenya Wildlife Service and Community Forest Association.


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A Visit to Meru the Haven of Tourists in Kenya

In efforts to boost the tourism industry in the county, H.E Governor Kawira Mwangaza aims to partner with both local and international potential partners in the tourism industry to curb the declining arrivals of international tourists. In line with this, the department of Tourism in conjunction with Kenya Wildlife Service held a three-day tour operators consultation familiarization trip in Meru National Park. This is to shun the misconception that the park does not have much to offer to the visitors, and hence have tour operators open up their market to visitors in order to increase visitation and revenues.

A flourishing tourism sector will see an increase in job creation, enhance conservation of the natural environment and cultural assets and traditions, therefore reducing poverty and inequality in our county and country at large. Tourism is also a major source of income and significantly contributes to the Kenyan GDP strengthening the local and national economy.

The park is not to be underestimated. It is well known as Kenya’s ‘complete wilderness’ and it’s endowed with rich diversity of wildlife, scenic and historic resource value.
It is home to 13 rivers, a heaven for bird watchers with more than 400 recorded species of birds. It is recognized as having more diversity of animal species than any other park in East Africa, with the big five and rare species such as the reticulated giraffes, the white and black Rhinos, Grevy’s zebras, caracals, both greater and lesser Kudu, the aardwolf, among others.

Lodges within and around the Park vicinity include: Elewana Elsa’s Kopje, iKWETA Safari Camp, Rhino River Camp, Leopard Rock Lodge, amongst others.

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