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Giving Back

Tim and his associate guides have been at the forefront of wildlife conservation and responsible tourism. The original partners founded the East African Wildlife Society and were deeply committed to the preservation of Africa and its inhabitants. Ker & Downey has been at the forefront of scientific research and wilderness preservation in East Africa since the 1940's. We have outfitted safaris for some of the world’s leading conservation organisations, including the Smithsonian and the American Museum of Natural History, and a percentage of our profits goes towards conservation and social development projects supported by our guides.

When on a safari with us, we will only book destinations and properties that positively impact the communities and conservation areas where they are located.

Africa Schools of Kenya

Africa Schools of Kenya (ASK) was set up by our good friend Teri Gabrielsen, and has had a great impact on the lives of many young girls in Amboseli.

ASK works in conjunction with the Maasai people living in the Kajiado district of southern Kenya. Since 2007, ASK has focused on support for the Esiteti and Mbaringoi communities (of around 1,200 people) living on the Olgulului-Ololarashi Group Ranch. ASK facilitates the development and implementation of educational programmes, incorporating awareness of issues such as girls' education, early marriage and healthcare.

March to the Top

March to the Top was set up in 2006 by our close friends, Roy and Barbara March, and has made a meaningful difference to the lives of many impoverished rural and urban Kenyans through three key initiatives.

Their three main initiatives are:


The New Hope Orphanage and Clinic in Meru, located on the slopes of Mt Kenya, provides shelter, education and healthcare for HIV/AIDS orphans. Watch video.

The Dandora Visitation and Maternal Child Health Centre provides healthcare, training and counseling in an informal settlement in Nairobi.

Medical Education Aid Kenya (M.E.A.K) organises and funds medical and surgical missions in various regions of Kenya, and has completed 13,500 missions to date. Watch video.

Kenya Wildlife Trust

“A Kenya where predator populations are a cornerstone of thriving ecosystems.”


Since 2006, Kenya Wildlife Trust has been working with some of the country’s most respected conservation organisations, projects and people.


From investing in the country’s future conservation leaders to setting new standards for lion and cheetah monitoring, they have spent the past decade offering passionate, skilled individuals the opportunity to make a difference.

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