Soysambu Ranch is the only Largest remaining Ranch in the Rift valley covering an are a of 48,000 acres. The Ranch has both Wildlife And the indigenous Boran beef Cattle. It is a home to 5,100 Boran Cattle.
The Soysambu herd has the best genetic pool of Boran Cows in Kenya ,they are hardy and have high resistance to drought, diseases and parasites, It has been in existence for over 100 years since they were introduced by the first Lord Delamere.
This year the Livestock Department is privileged to present Four Breeding Boran Bulls at Nairobi Show at Jamuhuri Park in the Brooke side Livestock breeders stall, the bulls to be presented are viable and one bull can serve up to 20 females:(1:20).Welcome to Nairobi Show ,and visit the stated stall to experience and enjoy what we have.
Shared By: Community Education and Awareness Department.
In exercise of the Wildlife Act the Minister for Wildlife and Forestry has declared Soysambu to be a wildlife sanctuary. Our director, Kat Combes, has worked on this for the last five years so that we can get UNESCO nomination for a World Heritage Site.
We would also like to ask ask those residents and stakeholders on and around Lake Elmenteita to support GLECA (Greater Lake Elmenteita Conservation Area). There will be a meeting soon to discuss the management of the Lake with the Kenya Wildlife Service. There is a draft management plan.
The declaration of Lake Elmenteita Wildlife Sanctuary is a step forward in the nomination of the Kenya Rift Valley Lakes World Heritage Site. It will provide national protection to this incredibly fragile lake. Soysambu borders the Lake on the west. We look forward to working with our neighbors in protecting this valuable part of Kenya’s heritage.
Students at Mbogo Primary School on Soysambu have begun writing students at Lincoln Elementary School in Mundelein, Illinois in the USA. It was quite the project. Artist Michelle McCune brought the letters out when she came on safari in late November. Sarah Omasula, our Community Education director began working with the students and teachers at Mbogo Primary School which is a short hike from the Conservancy’s head office. Charles Muthui, the Conservancy’s Community and Wildlife Manager introduced the programme. Bro Jenkins, a former school teacher in Nairobi assisted Sarah with handing out the letters and over two days helped with everything from handing out biscuits to explaining what a Pen Pal friend meant. One of our new rangers filmed the project with very old video camera. He took some amazing footage which compiled into this very amateur video. It really shows the enthusiasm and hard work to complete the letters. These children came off their school break, donned their uniforms (those that were fortunate to have hand-me-downs). Many walked quite a distance on two separate days. I hope you enjoy the video and wish to give to their school needs such as food, water, desks, supplies, uniforms, building repair, power and so much more![kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/WJsThf8v-f0″ width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]