The Maasai community are indigenous to Lake Naivasha. However, the big farms have threatened their land use and has created panic to their indigenous semi nomadic lifestyle. This is where they move from place to place to graze their cattle creating semi-permanent structures along their journey.
Naivasha Kongoni Lodge in conjunction with Private Collection group of hotels works with the local Maasai community to ensure that they still preserve their culture. In conjunction with Heavenly Treasures, we are working with the Maasai women within the community to create sustainable business in beadwork and other handicrafts. All the Maasai men are herdsmen and go for days to search for grass and water for their cattle. The women often remain at home without any source of income.
The partnership between Naivasha Kongoni Lodge and the Maasai women groups in Naivasha thrive by creating alternative sustainable sources of income. A number of their handicrafts can be found displayed in our guest shop.
Naivasha Kongoni Lodge has also been working with the women groups to help reforest Eburu Forest which is an endangered indigenous forest nearby. The first goal is to raise 10,000 tree seedlings to reforest Eburu and also grow the same trees within their community.
Naivasha Kongoni Lodge
Moi North Lake Road
Tel.: +254 7029933131
Office: +254 707394384