Friends are invited to join the walk in the forest at 630am on Saturday morning. We meet at the KWS offices at the Gede entrance to the forest. See you there!
Online registration for KGT2018 is now open
Go to www.kilifigoldtriathlon.org/compete and fill in your details to secure your place
This year they are supporting us the Friends of Arabuko-Sokoke Forest with our fantastic initiative to open up access to this biodiverse hotspot. All funds raised will give thousands of local schoolchildren entry to the forest and a guided tour around the refurbished education centre.
We are thrilled to announce that the team at luxurious Governors’ Camp have once again donated our top raffle prize: 2 nights for 2 in their camp in the Masai Mara! Check out www.kilifigoldtriathlon.org/raffle and tickets will be on sale soon.
Last year’s photography team Freeze-A-Click are joining us again so remember to look your best on the day because they do not miss a thing.
Want to get involved? We offer lots of marketing opportunities for cash and in-kind sponsors so do drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsoring the KGT is a great chance to get your business and product out to our hundreds of competitors and supporters through national and local TV, social media, radio and press promotion and of course, at the event itself. We’re looking for cash for our good cause as well as the following donations…
Paper cups for water stations
Your company t-shirts for our volunteer team
Branded tents to provide shade
Competitor goody bags
Promo items for the goody bags (branded pens etc)
Raffle and competitor prizes
On Saturday 12 May students of Mzizima Primary School and Mida Secondary School on the edge of the Arabuko-Sokoke forest came together with foresters from Kenya Forest Services, the staff of the Kenya Forest Research Institute and the community forest associations to plant over 1,000 trees in the areas as part of the national event, whose theme was ‘Panda Miti, Penda Kenya’,
Following the planting of the trees the guest of honour the district commissioner told the children that these trees must be nurtured and not just forgotten once the day was over.
Mzizima Primary School has an active environment club and the students recited a poem they had composed on the importance of trees and the Arabuko-Sokoke. Their inspiring teacher, the deputy head was busy planting trees too.
Friends of Arabuko-Sokoke Forest have bought a 35hp Massey Ferguson tractor and in partnership with Captain Andy’s Fishing Supplies have had a custom made tractor trailer built to carry out a wide range of tasks in the forest, including transporting people (our 10 scouts, two KWS rangers and two KFS rangers), providing and restocking water, food, fuel for motorbikes and transporting findings such as building poles, charcoal etc. Four water tanks have also been procured (each carrying 1000 litres), meaning water can be transported with the team allowing longer periods spent in the forest without the need to restock supplies.
As the last walk was rained off there will be another biodiversity walk at Mida Creek on Saturday 17 March. Meet at Kenya Wildlife Service offices at 0630am or if more convenient wait for the group at the Mida boardwalk.