Shompole ecotourism development project
Shompole Community Trust
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The Shompole ranch, located Kenya, is comprised of 1,500 registered members who are mainly Maasai pastoralists. The ranch is 62,700 hectares in size and has been established as a conservation areas in a very ecologically diverse region. The project is an ecotourism venture between a private investor and the local community that has allowed the community to have a source of income. In addition to direct income from the lodge and conservation fees, there have been many spin off enterprises such as bead work for women.