Sumary of Can’t go on safari? Support Africa’s wildlife by running the Lewa Safari Marathon:
- What started as a population of 13 animals in 1983, has become one of Africa greatest success stories, with a significant baby boom in the last 12 months pushing the fenced sanctuary almost beyond its holding capacity..
- a blueprint for future wildlife management, this is one of the most successful conservation models on the continent, where community, tourism and nature all perfectly interlink..
- Every year, Lewa partner with charity Tusk Trust to hold one of the world top marathons, raising funds for community development, education and healthcare initiatives across Africa..
- Descendants Sophie and Callum Macfarlane, who currently live here with their family, know the land intricately and were even married on a plateau overlooking the plains..
- On a morning walk, Callum talks enthusiastically about the geology of the area, identifying rocks whose composite minerals sparkle like precious gems in the sun..
- Resembling shards of slate, it hard to imagine these are pieces of antiquity, but Callum colourful explanations bring the inanimate objects to life..
- While Lewa past is easily unearthed in these plains, it modern nerve centre lies at the JOCC – the Joint Operation Command Centre, where anti-poaching units are co-ordinated, rangers deployed, and collared wildlife is carefully monitored through large computer screens….