This is a plea for
help to upgrade the Guerrillas of Tsavo First
World War exhibit at Sarova Taita Hills Lodge in memory
of the 1000s of unknown Africans who also have no known
In 2014 Sarova Hotels with Guerrillas
of Tsavo launched a temporary Exhibit in the foyer
of the hotel to explain what happened 100 years ago in
Taita Taveta County and some of the background to East
Four years later our temporary exhibit is still up
and is being studied by hundreds of people every year.
In April we decided that the Exhibit needed an
upgrade to better explain the incredible roll the
African solider and porter played in the war as well as
encourage protection for these important heritage sites.
The amazing artefacts also need a new lease of life
with improved labelling and showcases.
Sarova Hotels have very kindly agreed to continue to
house and look after the exhibit for the foreseeable
We are asking for your help to raise money to update
and modernise the First World War exhibit, to bring the
East African Campaign to life, in a captivating way that
will appeal to the multinational audience all before the
Commemoration to mark 100 years since the end of the
First World War in November.
We have launched two crowd funding campaigns, one in
Kenya with M-Changa and one in the UK on
Donations can be made through:
MPESA (Lipa Na MPESA – Pay Bill 891300 – Account
PayPal or Credit Card through
justgiving.co.uk. (search for ww1kenya) or M-Changa.
Instead of being text heavy, the Campaign will now be
told through a series of icons, graphics and images with
short, sharp accompanying commentary.
Split in to easily digestible areas that tackle one
topic at a time, it will be easy for visitors spending
just a few minutes at the exhibit to come away inspired,
engaged and eager to learn more while ’remembering the
Guerrillas of Tsavo have also rebuilt the
The News section is brimming with interesting
articles and links to amazing information connected
to the First World War in East Africa.
There is also an events page where information on
the upcoming commemorations will be posted including
how to attend.
We are also building a digital memorial to those who
died in British East Africa during the First World War
with stories and information on as many people as
Do you have a relative who was involved in the
Do you have photos or information that we can
Do you have interesting artefacts from the First
World War that could be used in the exhibit?
Please contact us on
We would love to hear from you.
Thank you in advance for your kind support in memory
of so many.
and Joan Willson