Ride For Lions is a Great Plains Foundation initiative. All revenue generated will be channeled into two critical aspects of lion conservation in this area:
will go towards expanding predator-protected areas, a program we call Land For Lions, which is all about creating an umbrella of safety for lion and predator movements within Amboseli, Chyulu Hills and Tsavo and where available, buying up the leases on vitally important corridors of land.
will go into lion conservation in this area, some of that is for livestock compensation. This landmark system of compensation for loss of livestock to lion and other predators has been instrumental in halting a devastating trail of retaliatory killings. In 2003, there were less than 10 lions remaining in the Amboseli region. Their extinction was a breath away. This initiative was the saving grace. However, one only has to look at the 2011 fund outlay of USD 1 000 000 for livestock killings within the Mbirikani conservancy (a community of 10,000 Maasai), to understand the deep need for signifcant funding.
The Departure dates for small groups of a maximum of 10 riders will be staggered over the 6 day event, this includes the 4 day cross country cycle expedition.
Participation is for interesting people, interested in making a difference in a stylish and real experience. We are inviting groups of 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 that we will either keep as a unit or mix with other invited guests on request