Big Life Foundation and Amboseli
Big Life Foundation protects over 1.6 million acres of wilderness in the Amboseli-Tsavo-Kilimanjaro ecosystem of East Africa and partners with local communities to protect nature for the benefit of all. Since its inception, they have expanded to employ hundreds of local Maasai rangers, with more than 30 permanent outposts and tent-based field units, 14 patrol vehicles, 2 tracker dogs, and 2 planes for aerial surveillance. Big Life was the first organization in East Africa with coordinated anti-poaching teams operating on both sides of the Kenya-Tanzania border. This approach is at the heart of Big Life’s philosophy, that conservation supports the people and the people support conservation.
The Amboseli National Parks is one of Kenya’s most popular parks and is crowned by Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak. The name “Amboseli” comes from a Maasai word meaning “salty dust”, and it is one of the best places in Africa to view large herds of elephants up close.