The Ngwesi Conservancy: Community-led conservancy that supports tourism and the community

  • | Citizen TV

    In 2023 the National Disaster Management Authority indicated that the country had lost up to 2.6 million livestock due to the prolonged drought. Pastoral communities were hardest hit by the drought as their livelihoods were decimated and replaced by parched earth. However, the Il Ngwesi community in Laikipia County was shielded from the loss as they grazed their livestock on the conservancy which sits on 10,000 acres of community land. Laura Otieno now reports on Kenya’s oldest community-led conservancy that supports tourism and offers a lifeline to communities in the dry season