Guests From Richard’s Camp Visit MEP HQ

It seems fitting that the first week Mara Elephant Project staff moved into our new operational headquarters office, we also had our first group of visitors from Richard’s Camp.

C.E.O. Marc Goss’ new office space that is the perfect size for hosting meetings and giving presentations. 

MEP’s new operational headquarters office is for our key staff members and rangers. This new office allows MEP to be successful in sustaining our mission over the long term by expanding our partnership network. One such expansion is hosting camp visitors at MEP HQ.

Starting in 2018, MEP is now offering a new tourist experience at MEP HQ for guests at camps around the Mara. For a minimum donation of $100 you and your family can venture to MEP HQ and learn about the important work we’re doing to protect elephants to conserve the greater Mara ecosystem. You’ll meet MEP rangers, see an elephant collar, learn about our collar tracking system and unmanned aerial vehicle operation and get a tour of MEP HQ to see the Karen Blixen Camp Ree Park Safari helicopter. We’re also offering a chance to visit a MEP collared elephant if they are nearby.

Marc Goss presenting to our 10 guests from Richard’s Camp.

This experience hosted in the new MEP operational office allows our organization to educate visitors about elephant protection and the complicated issues with poaching and human-elephant conflict in the Mara. This experience is a firsthand glimpse into the day-to-day lives of the people working on the front lines to save elephants from extinction.

We think this experience is especially important for families who want to create a lasting impact on their children for the vital role each plant and animal of an ecosystem like the Mara plays in the health of that ecosystem. Children under 12 years of age can come to MEP HQ for free and MEP will be sure to create a family-friendly experience children will take home with them.

Elephant collars and snares outside of the office prove a very impactful visual aid. 

The 10 visitors from Richard’s Camp were delighted by their visit today and were engaged tourists that asked very insightful questions. They left feeling much more connected to the conservation efforts taking place in the Mara and that’s all we can ask for. If you’re interested in setting up a visit to MEP HQ, please contact wilson@maraelephantproject.org.

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