BENEFITING: SPACE FOR GIANTS USA INC
This 9–day trek will be an extraordinary expedition in support of a critical cause: fighting the elephant poaching crisis in Kenya. Every day, approximately 100 African elephants are being killed for their ivory – if the slaughter continues at this rate they will be close to extinction in 10 years. Kenya's Laikipia ecosystem hosts one of East Africa's largest free-ranging elephant populations and these majestic animals are increasingly the targets of poachers. But there is hope – local communities are desperately trying to protect the elephants, and we can help them! Funds raised on the 100 Miles for Elephants trek will provide wages, equipment and training for vitally needed scout teams in Laikipia. This won't be a walk in the park: the terrain on the first 5 days is relatively flat but the ground can be rough as we will be not always be following trails. For the last 2 days we will be trekking in the Kirisia Hills on rough and occasionally steep trails. The altitude is about 4000 feet and the maximum daily temperatures range from 85° F during the day and 50° F at night.