In it for the Long Run

At House in the Wild we make sure that luxury is sustainable. We run 95% on solar energy, we recycle our water through an eco wetlands, we source our firewood from our own sustainable plantation and we grow our homegrown vegetables in our Wild Shamba for our daily menus.

We are proud members of The Long run.  One of the world’s largest sustainable development initiatives led by nature-based businesses. Members safeguard 21 million acres of nature and touch the lives of over 750,000 people.

The Long Run’s Vision is for businesses, nature and people to work harmoniously together for a sustainable future, to support, connect and inspire nature-based businesses to excel in following the highest standards of sustainability encompassing the 4Cs - Conservation, Community, Culture and Commerce - to collectively influence others to take up the best practices for a sustainable future worldwide. 

House in the Wild is very proud of the fact that all of the fresh veggies, eggs, milk, cream and baked goods are produced by the farm or the family. Homemade preserves, freshly baked cakes and breads, yogurt, cheeses, locally farmed honey and the most delicious home-grown organic eggs and fresh vegetables, healthy and delicious ingredients delivered to our kitchen from the farm daily, to create fresh and delicious meals. The food is prepared with love and great care is taken to ensure meals are healthy and wholesome as well as delicious and beautifully presented.  Dining is either under the stars on a table by the campfire or in the dining area by the fire... 

THE ENONKISHU CONSERVANCY

Wild style

Our Wild style uses locally source or hand made items.  Rustic - chic is our theme and you will find hand crafted furniture, cosy sitting areas, naturally lit bathrooms with outside showers and massive bath tubs, huge comfy beds, with fluffy pillows and duvets, large verandahs and views over the gardens or the Mara River. Everything has been sourced locally in Kenya or made by one of our talented fundis (craftsmen) based on Naretoi.  

Evenings are spent in round the campfire or in our lounge and dining room, by candlelight, with a roaring fire, brass lanterns and the scene is set for a warm soulful evening on safari!

Our cuisine

We are very proud of the fact that most of the fresh veggies, eggs, milk, cream and baked goods on each of the properties are produced by the farm or the family. We have, fresh, healthy and delicious ingredients delivered to our kitchens daily, to create fresh and delicious meals. The food is prepared with love and great care is taken to ensure meals are healthy and wholesome as well as delicious and beautifully presented.  Our chefs can work on any dietary requirements and all meals are created with care using responsibly sourced ingredients.  Dining is either under the stars on a table by the campfire or in the dining area by the fire... 

Our conservation

The award winning Enonkishu Conservancy has a large density and variety of game within it, and has become a world class conservation area, where animals migrate freely in between the neighbouring conservancies.  There is a resident pride of lion, plenty of leopard and in the dry season elephants take refuge in the shade of the forests and browse on the branches of the trees on the Kileleoni Hill.  Night drives are offered and honey badgers, porcupines and ant bears can often be seen.

 

Conservation fees are distributed to the landowning community and allow guests to traverse through Enonkishu, Lemek and Ol Chorro Oiruwa conservancies, offering some spectacular landscapes and wildlife grazing area.  

 

Enonkishu Conservancy [Maa for place of healthy cattle] is a member of the Global Savory Hub Network, which is run under Holistic Management, enhancing environment, communities and revenues for the pastoralists and landowners in the region.

Our community

The Emarti community on the Transmara side of the river are small scale farmers and pastoralists.  The Emarti village is 5 km from the farm and there is a primary and secondary school, very much worth visiting.  The children always give a warm welcome and it is interesting to see life as it unfolds on a day to day basis in the village.  

 

The Enonkishu community consists primarily of maasai pastoralist families, who's main source of income is livestock. Together with the elders, the mammas and the youth we are implementing a grazing plan and engaging in social enterprises that will improve livelihoods, environment and revenues for all.  

 

A visit to our local manyatta, is also an amazing experience and a chance to have a glimpse of the Masai pastoralist way of life. The manyatta we actually visit is the family home of Moses, our guide, and if you are lucky you will meet his family and hear a couple of his grandmother's fascinating stories... We can also organise a homestay for those wanting to have a real taste of life in a maasai village.