American actress and patron of the David Sheldwick Wildlife Trust (DSWT), Kristin Davis, has continued her visit to Kenya, meeting Luca Belpietro from Campi Ya Kanzi which she visited on her first trip to Africa in 2001.
Campi Ya Kanzi is Kiswahili for “Camp of the Hidden Treasure” and is a luxury tented safari camp set within 400-square-miles of Maasai private land in Southern Kenya, dominated by Mt. Kilimanjaro which is just 35 miles away.
Being a natural corridor for wildlife between Tsavo and Amboseli National Parks, the area needs to be protected. According to research by former Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) director, Dr. David Western, up to 90% of the population of Amboseli National Park’s herbivores need this land for some part of the year in order to survive.
Luca not only runs the eco friendly safari camp but is also Founder and Executive Director of the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust.
The Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust (MCWT) works to protect the ecosystems and biodiversity of East Africa through conservation that directly benefits local Maasai communities.
MWCT funds and operates programs that promote sustainable economic benefits from conserving this ecosystem.
Another American actor, Edward Norton, is President of the US Board of the Trust.