Amboseli Kenya

Justdiggit is bringing back hundreds of hectares of forest cover to Amboseli National Park, which holds one of the largest elephant populations in Kenya.

Design Phase
100% done
Implementation Phase
100% done
ha re-greened
152 mio
liter water per year

Keeping the wildlife in Amboseli

Amboseli National Park is one of the most famous wildlife parks in the world. Unfortunately, the park and surrounding areas are severely effected by extreme droughts of several years.

We have succesfully re-greened 800 hectares of grass- and woodland in and around Amboseli National Park, together with our local implementation partner Amboseli Ecosystem Trust (AET) and Maasai communities.

We used a combination of ancient and new techniques focusing on grazing management and rain water harvesting. The traditional Maasai Olopololi plots have enabled badly degraded lands to recover from extensive grazing and temporary elephant exclosures allow deforested areas to become woodland again, at a surprisingly fast rate!

Justdiggit strongly feels that the key to success of our projects is mobilization and ownership by local communities. That’s why we are proud to see that our projects have inspired neighboring Maasai groups to follow the good examples on own initiative. This resulted in multiple new Olopololi plots already! Another important result is knowledge sharing between this project and the project in Kuku, Kenya. With little help, the Maasai community took further initiative, combining a new Olopololi plot with rainwater bunds to speed up the process of vegetation recovery!

“The recovery of the fever trees in this plot (Kitirua) is amazing. It is growing so fast and soon we might get back our traditional meat rituals. We can’t wait to realize this sentimental and memorable site that was lost for long!”

Ole Manki
Chairman, Enkongu Narok Cultural Boma

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