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Camp Mombasa Mangroves is based at the Tudor Creek in Mombasa, Kenya. Tudor Creek mangrove forest is the only forest in Mombasa. The creek is highly degraded due to human activities and natural disasters. Their goal is to restore the Mangrove forest, educate the local community and help them to create regenerative enterprises.
Support the development of this camp by taking part in restoring this mangrove forest. Activities include mangrove planting, mangrove nurseries establishment, fish pond renovation, honey harvesting and educating the local community.
Calendar of activities
In the months of February, March and August to October, mangrove seedlings are collected from the mangrove forest. In the months of January until March, May until July and September until October, the camp spends time in the local schools, educating the children about the importance of mangroves.
Note: Camp Mombasa Mangroves works predominantly with local people to replant the Mombasa Mangrove forest. As this camp is still in the seedling phase, camp accommodation is not yet available, but if you can find housing nearby you are more than welcome to join in. For example, you can bring your own tent or stay at a hostel. Check out Akogo House, Minalove, Tulia backpackers and CDH Backpackers, which are close to the nursery.
Costs to visit the camp
From Moi Mombasa international airport the cost for a taxi is $20 to the camp site in Junda village. Volunteers can use public transport or Taxi during their stay in Mombasa when they want to go to town. By public transport it will cost $3 a person for a return. By taxi, it costs $30 per person.
The camp is based in Junda village along Tudor creek in Mombasa County, Kenya. From Mombasa city center to the campsite it is approximately 5 kilometers by car.
Within the mangrove nursery area there are toilets, showers and cooking facilities available (charcoal stoves). Supplies can be brought from town, and to give volunteers a taste of the local life, there are lots of opportunities to interact with local people and discover their culture.
Camp Mombasa Mangrove Forest welcomes conservationists, environmentalists, students, researchers, volunteers and people with interest in environmental conservation to visit.
Specific skills needed:
The project is in need of funds to reach it’s goal to plant 14,260,000 mangroves.
The camp needs:
The camp’s vision is to restore the entire mangrove forest at Tudor creek whilst reduce poverty, unemployment and malnutrition in Mombasa County, Kenya.
Tudor Creek mangrove forest is the only forest in Mombasa County in Kenya. The creek is highly degraded due to human activities and natural disasters. At the moment locals are taking action and are participating in restoring the ecosystem. It is also an aim to make sure the local community involved every step of the way.
Tudor creek covers 1,641ha. 215ha is heavily degraded due to human activities and natural disasters. For example: oil spillage, waste disposal, sand harvesting, locals are going down to the mangrove forests and cut down the mangrove trees for charcoal making, firewood, building poles and selling them to earn money. These actions are the main cause of Tudor creek mangrove forest degradation, soil erosion and fish disappearance.
Mangroves have an incredible ability to draw down carbon from the atmosphere. Take part in this incredible project by reaching out to the camp coordinator using the form below.
To be announced
Brain Youth Group, Kenya forest service (KFS), Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI), Coast Development Authority CDA), National Environmental Authority (NEMA), Cobec, Kwetu Training Center, Comred, Canco-Kenya.
Camping (Bring your own tent)
Restoration of Livelihoods
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Work at camps is usually safe. The camp coordinators make your safety their highest priority too. But you will be working with tools and sometimes even (heavy) machinery. Sometimes the terrain can be slightly treacherous. Heat or cold can become a problem for people at work that do not take the necessary measures to prevent injury from weather conditions. Especially in remote locations, all people at an Ecosystem Restoration Camp will need to watch out for eachother’s safety. For this reason we ask you to also sign our Code of Conduct, through which you commit to contributing to a safe environment at camps for all that are there with you. Take yours and all other camper’s safety seriously! Together, while watching over eachother, we can restore our ecosystems safely and successfully.