Salama CampsiteThe ACK tented camp in Salama is approx­i­mately 90 km south of Nairobi near the Mukaa District Offices along the Mombasa Highway. The camp sits at the base of the Ulu Conservation area within the old Aimi ma Kalugu ranch. Our focus in the area is in mon­i­tor­ing the adap­ta­tions of chee­tahs to recent land use changes in the region. From the Salama camp we meet monthly with our scouts to eval­u­ate con­flict and game count data, we con­duct com­mu­nity meet­ings and we assist with con­flict mitigation.

The camp com­fort­ably sleeps six stu­dents, vol­un­teers and/or staff. There is ample space for more tents as needed. Our office has power for work­ing on the com­puter or charg­ing equip­ment. Toilets are drop out­houses and show­ers are from a raised bucket. A tree house offers a nice break and a great view of the area. Visitors can stop by the camp to meet with the staff or to see the area. We offer walks with the scouts or dri­ves in the area and dis­cus­sions about the role of pri­vate and pub­lic land in car­ni­vore con­ser­va­tion. We sel­dom see the chee­tahs in this area because they are shy and afraid of people.

Visitors can con­tact us to sched­ule their visit… vol­un­teers and stu­dents can apply via the vol­un­teer sec­tion of our web site.

The Maibae Conservancy is one of the youngest com­mu­nity con­ser­va­tion areas in the Northern Rangelands Trust. We selected this area because it had the high­est num­ber of reg­u­lar chee­tah sight­ings recorded by NRT rangers. The ranger camp was con­structed in 2010 and ACK places our tents along a rock kopje in the heart of the conservancy.