"The Rhino Charge is primarily a fundraising event for the
conservation of Kenya’s prime mountain forests and key sources
"Its overall mission is to work with leading
Government agencies and other partners to secure these resources
for the future of this nation and the well-being of the people
The Land Access Fee totaling Sh 4.7 million was raised from
vehicle entry fees into the venue by all entrants.
The funds will go to local conservation projects in the host
The money raised during this event will go towards fencing Mt
Kenya of which 190km has already been completed and fencing
The money will also be used to maintain and upgrade the 400km
Aberdare fence of which over 50km have already been upgraded and
to maintain the 43.3km Mau Eburu fence.
Other conservation activities that will be supported by this
Charge’s fundraise, include conservation education and
bio-enterprise development in South Western Mau, aerial
surveillance in Mt. Kenya, Aberdares and South Western Mau, as
well as building fire-fighting capacity in Mt. Kenya, Aberdares
and Mau Eburu.
Since inception, event has raised a record Sh1.5 billion
towards conservation of the water towers.
Rhino Charge was primarily started to raise funds for the
construction of the Aberdare electric fence.
But based on its resounding success, the project has since
been extended to Mt Kenya, the Mau Forests Complex and recently,
Apart from Kakamega, the rest are mountain ecosystems, which
are the three largest water towers in Kenya.
The public private partnership framework, which has
characterised the relationship between Kenya Wildlife Service,
Kenya Forest Service, Kenya Water Towers Agency, Rhino Ark and
local communities, has been a successful vehicle to bring
sustainability in conservation efforts.
At the centre of this thriving partnership is the Rhino
Charge, which remains a consistent key source of funding.
Through the event, thousands of Kenyan citizens and companies
and their friends overseas contribute to conservation
This is supplemented by funding from the government.