Dear Domestic Tourists,
RE: INVITATION TO ‘BECOME A HUMINGBIRD’ TUPANDE PAMOJA CARAVAN – A tree planting event for all domestic tourists in Kenya – on 1st May and 1st November 2014
Would you like your great grandchildren to see the tourist attractions you enjoyed during your last holiday? Would you like to teach the less fortunate how to fish instead of giving them fish?
This is an opportunity to kill two birds with one stone…. Conserve the environment as you send needy kids to school!
By contributing only Kshs. 1,000/- you will assist in planting 25 trees in the Aberdares and Mt. Kenya Forests during our Corporate Social Responsibility Tree-planting Events on 1st May and 1st November 2014 respectively. Remember when we buy the seedlings from the local community they are able to send their children to high school and thus care of the trees by the locals is guaranteed.
This event is organized by Bonfire Adventures and East Africa Wildlife Society and all Domestic Tourists are welcome to participate as they will have fun, friendship and fatigue. Transport and lunch is an extra Kshs. 1,000/- to book call 0711761760/0729836336.
Why plant trees?
Trees have been shown to assist with the removal of carbon dioxide (a key greenhouse gas) from the atmosphere and store it in the trunk, leaves, roots and soil. Furthermore the addition of tree to a degraded landscape also helps to reduce soil erosion, helps with water conservation, increases biodiversity and provides habitat for wildlife. Tree planting projects also provide livelihoods for communities in developing countries. – See more at:
TREE PLANTING EXERCISE
8.30 Am Assemble outside bonfire Adventures town offices on Koinage street and settle in the tourist bus. Introductions of the participants and the
9.00am depart for Kereita Forest which is inside Aberdare Forest.
10.00am Arrive at the venue. One has the opportunity to plant between 15-25 seedlings.The holes are prepared by the community prior to the event, so we will find the holes ready. A training by David Kuria will be done on how to plant the seedling after which we will be allowed to enter into the shamba system and plant your trees.
1.00p.m Thanksgving speech by the organizers and the local community represetatives
2.00p.m Leave the forest for Kikopey Muthiga where you will have African Nyama Choma Lunch and favourite drinks at own cost.
4.00p.m Leave for Nairobi where drop off point will be Koinange Street.
“I will be a hummingbird; I will do the best I can to conserve the environment “ Professor Wangari Maathai http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGMW6YWjMxw
For more details and clarifications please feel free to contact us or Liz Njiru at East Africa Wildlife Society via Liz.Njiru@eawildlife.org
Sarah and Simon – Directors
Bonfire Adventures & Events Ltd