Kenya

AVCA continues to showcase the fastest growing countries in the world to investors, and we are delighted to gather the industry in Kenya in April 2019.

Given its rising regional influence, Kenya is an increasingly attractive investment destination. Our data shows that Kenya is one of the top three African private equity destinations, with the largest share (56%) of East African PE investments.

Activities to Explore in Kenya

- The AFEW (African Fund for Endangered Wildlife) Giraffe Centre is located in Langata, just outside Nairobi.

- The centre has been ostensibly set up as a breeding centre for the endangered Rothschild giraffe, but now operates conservation/education programs for Kenyan school children.

- There is good information on giraffes available here, and an elevated feeding platform where visitors meet the resident giraffes face to face.

- Hand feeding giraffes is an education in itself. You will see, close at hand, how they use their long, prehensile tongues to remove leaves from prickly acacia branches.

- The AFEW centre is also home to Giraffe Manor, a beautifully maintained colonial home, now an exclusive guesthouse.

- The centre’s giraffe population wander freely through the lush gardens, and pay an occasional visit to the house itself, often pushing their heads through the French Windows to inspect the breakfast table.

- Built in 1912, Karen Blixen Museum was home to Danish Author, poet and Artist- Karen Blixen. Made famous by the Oscar Award winning film ‘Out of Africa’, based on Karen’s autobiography by the same title, the then farmhouse was established as a museum in 1986 by the National Museums of Kenya.

- The museum continues to captivate visitors inspired by Karen’s life story.

- The diversity of game in Kenya is simply astounding. From the big five to the small five, Kenya’s game parks, reserves and other wildlife protection areas host some of the wildest game thus the reason why this is home for the safari.

- Dotted in their unique landscapes, geographical features, a vast array of game ensues.

- The icing on Kenya’s wildlife cake is the annual Wildebeest Migration at the infamous Maasai Mara migration between mid-August and late October.

- This is the best example of wild nature at its best as hundreds of thousands of wildebeests, zebras, Thomson’s gazelles, topi and elands

- The Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage is located near Nairobi National Park. This orphanage for Elephant Calves and Rhinos from all over Kenya was founded and still managed by Daphne Sheldrick, the widow of one of Kenya’s best known Game Wardens David Sheldrick.

- David Sheldrick was at the centre of the 1970’s Ivory poaching wars in Tsavo National Park.

- Today, the Sheldrick orphanage is a focal point for Elephant Conservation.

- Elephant calves orphanned by poaching are brought here from all over the country. They receive extremely specialized treatment here, and literally receive personal care 24 hours a day from highly dedicated staff who become surrogate mothers to the calves.

- Eventually the calves are moved to Tsavo, where they are carefully reintroduced into wild herds.

- The centre is open to the public each morning (11am-12pm)

- At this time the calves are being exercised and bathed and visitors are free to watch. This is a good centre for general information on Elephants and their Conservation.

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AVCA Members: £1,350 | AVCA Non-Members: £2,250

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