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Tropic Air

 

Friends of Mount Kenya

Bayer - Bayer is a global innovation enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of agriculture and health care. We develop new molecules for use in innovative products and solutions to improve the health of humans, animals and plants. 

 

Dormans - The Dormans Coffee Group is Kenya’s leading coffee exporter and roaster, and a recognised quality brand. We source our coffees from only the best estates and cooperatives that sit on the fertile and volcanic soils of the East African region, giving rise to coffees that are renowned worldwide. Our coffees are carefully selected and processed. The Roast Master then skilfully blends and roasts our coffees, accentuating and bringing the coffee to its full potential. All our packs use a special freshness valve that locks in flavour and aroma, protecting the roast from moisture and air.

 

 

GT Bank - Guaranty Trust Bank plc, is a foremost Banking Group headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria, and listed on the Nigeria and London Stock Exchanges.

In 2013, it acquired a 70% controlling stake of then Fina Bank Group which had been in operation in Kenya for over 25 years with subsidiaries in Rwanda and Uganda.  The remaining 30% shareholding is split between Dhabaria Limited (7.83%), Dhanji Hansraj Chandaria (7.97%), Rare Limited (7.05%) and Rameshkumar M. Patel (7.15%).

GTBank has been in operation for over 25 years and today operates over 200 branches in Nigeria, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Cote d’lvoire, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and the United Kingdom.

GTBank’s expansion into East Africa is in line with the Bank’s spirit of being ‘Proudly African and Truly International’

 

Commercial Bank of Africa - Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) is the largest privately-owned Kenyan bank with representation in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. As a Bank, our focus in addition to Corporate and Personal Banking business segments is now growing strongly towards focusing on innovative financial solutions targeted also at the Small and Medium Business segment.

 

KFC

 KFC is the world’s most popular chicken restaurant chain, specializing in that same Original Recipe along with Extra Crispy chicken, delicious burgers, sides and desserts. It all started with one cook who created a finger lickin’ good recipe more than 75 years ago with a list of secret herbs and spices. That cook was Colonel Harland Sanders and until today his formula for success is still followed in more than 20,000 restaurants in more than 125 countries.

 

Waterstops

Ol Donyo Farm

 

Agventure Ltd

At AgVenture, we focus on providing exceptional value and service to our customers. We set our goals to deliver a superior service to assist our customers in realizing improvements in all areas of their farming enterprise. We believe in doing the right thing and maintaining high moral standards even if it may compromise our short-term profitability. We are willing to be sufficiently creative and flexible and, at the core, always operate under a high moral, ethical and legal standard.

 

Kisima Farm - At the end of the First World War, Will Powys drew several thousand acres around Kisima spring in the foothills of Mount Kenya under the soldier settler scheme. This was fortunate as the spring ensured his land had water and enabled him to survive the years ahead when many other settlers did not. Will went to work for an established farmer, taking his pay in trees, stock and machinery. In 1927, he was able to start his business at Kisima, 8000 feet above sea level. Will married Elizabeth and together they had three children: Rose, who lives at Ngare Ndare, Charles, who was killed in a gun accident in 1964 and Gilfrid, who chaired the Kisima board for 47 years and is the head of the Kisima enterprise. Members of the Powys Dyer family continue to work with and on Kisima farm.  Gilfrid Powys, Anne Powys, Francis Dyer and Michael Dyer are board members. Martin Dyer - General Manager of Kisima Flowers. Charles Dyer - General Manager of Foundation and Forestry. Supported by Shaun Miller - General Manager of Kisima Farm. Kisima was incorporated in 1943. Kisima is 100% Kenyan owned and operated.

 

Marania Farm - Marania farm has been in existence for about 100 years, with Merino Wool Sheep being the main enterprise and business that built the farm. Over time, wool prices have fallen and the Merino Sheep have now been replaced by Hampshire Down Sheep, whose main market is meat. Irralie Murray was instrumental in introducing Aberdeen Angus cattle to Marania and it is now is the only Aberdeen Angus stud in East Africa. The farm prides itself on supplying the best quality beef to a restaurant in Nairobi. George Murray investigated and introduced the option of growing crops in the farm and today, crops are the main enterprise. The farm plants wheat, barley, oats, peas, canola and Rhodes grass. Marania farm is 2,600ha, split 1,300ha for arable and 1,300ha for grazing.  Marania has invested in modern machinery, all equipped with satellite steering systems, with the precision agriculture model in mind. Their main aim is to make sure Marania farms as efficiently as possible and minimise losses due to inaccuracies. For more information about Marania, please contact James at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Gundua - Gundua Health Centre was officially opened on 12th November 2011. This was through the initiative of the local community, Kisima Farm, Intellecta and Apotek  Hjärtat. The health facility is located in Meru County, Buuri sub-county, Buuri constituency, Kisima Ward. Gundua Health Centre provides curative services, maternal health care and delivery, child health, family planning, HIV counselling and testing, immunization, dental care, laboratory and mobile outreach services. Preventive services are delivered through health education to patients/clients visiting the health facility, schools, farms, community welfare groups, during mobile outreach clinics and community meetings. Gundua Health Centre was established with the main objective of improving the living standard of people living in and around Kisima Ward. The health facility provides primary health care while placing the community at the centre of its services. This ensures that health services rendered are effective, efficient and equitable.

 

Sirai House

Sirai House, located in Borana Conservancy at the foot of Mount Kenya, is a magnificent private home with staggering views in every direction.  Built by local craftsmen from indigenous materials, the house reflects a love of architecture, design and art, having been created with privacy and comfort in mind.  Available for private hire, Sirai House affords guests all the facilities associated with a world-class resort, only with the cocoon-like ambience and seclusion of a private home – and set in a flourishing game conservancy.  The numerous verandas and terraced lawns offer an extensive choice of venues for al fresco meals or sundowners, complemented by the heated infinity pool and dining area with views stretching across the plains to the hills beyond. Amongst the other recreational facilities on offer are a clay tennis court, croquet lawn, boules pit, ping pong and snooker tables, and a luxurious spa retreat for moments of contemplation and relaxing treatments. Sirai has its own watering hole and hide for in situ game viewing, however game drives in the custom-made Land Rover, sumptuous bush picnics, walking safaris and numerous other excursions can be arranged, as can riding safaris for experienced riders; Sirai is home to a stable of beautiful horses and operates as a working stud

 

Ol Pejeta Conservancy - Ol Pejeta is one of the prime sanctuaries of Laikipia Plateau and all of the Big Five are present. Its highlights include the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa; a population of southern white rhino; a refuge for the last three northern white rhino left in the world; and Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary, housing orphaned and abandoned chimpanzees. It’s the only Laikipia reserve where day visits are possible. A range of activities is available, including night drives, lion tracking and guided bush walks.

 

The Dip Station - Born from an 'if not now - then when?" epiphany - Our 'Functional' fitness gym is just that! We want you to live your life to your full potential ... NOW! Old, young and all that's in between - our workouts suit everyone. To create a 'community' style environment where every member has a vested interest in the next.

 

Delia's Ice Cream - Launched in 1979, Brown’s still follows the path David and Sue took years ago - crafting natural cheeses using the utmost care and passion for cheese. Continuing on the passion for good food, we now produce a range of crackers, ice cream and jams to complement our cheese. Brown’s will be providing hot grilled cheeses as well as refreshing natural ice creams to serve hot and dusty riders!

 

Tambuzi

 

In the mid-1990s, Tim and Maggie Hobbs - a young and dynamic couple with Kenyan roots, came across a beautiful, derelict farm on the foothills of Mount Kenya only miles from the Equator.
The 64-hectare farm, originally producing dairy and beef, was up for sale and with its perfect conditions for growing roses, the Hobbs bought and developed it into what it is today: a leading specialist supplier of traditional garden scented roses- the only one in Kenya.
Tambuzi is an ethically run business with one simple goal – to produce the very finest garden scented roses that money can buy. The roses are carefully selected and grown for weddings and special events and find their way into many florist shops across the world from our farm in Nanyuki.          

 

Hampton School

 

Raka Cheese

“There was once a chat about our favorite cheeses and before you knew it, we were making our own”, Managing Director Kalpa Padia explains as she looks back on how Raka Cheese was born.

It was 2002 and her husband Rajesh Padia became increasingly passionate about cheese and especially making it in Nyeri, Kenya. It is a straight two-hour drive from Nairobi and now the largest town in the Nyeri County and is the home of the grave of the scouting Movement’s founder, Lieutenant-General Lord Baden-Powell, and his cottage, called Paxtu, are popular attractions. (Source: www.wikipedia.org). It is also where Princess Elizabeth went up the Treetops Lodges and came down a Queen in 1952.

He made Raka Cheddar and distributed it to one of the country’s leading supermarket chain. Currently Raka has grown and has over five varieties and with over ten years experience in the food industry it is already shaping up to be a market leader in Kenya.

While in 2010 Raka lost its better half, Rajesh (remember the name Raka comes from Rajesh and Kalpa), his wife Kalpa has taken over and handling it brilliantly with her team of excellent and loyal workers that have stayed on, grown and are raring to keep the sun rays soaring.

It has also penetrated into the export markets of Juba, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Uganda and Tanzania proof of Expanding tastes and appreciation of Raka products.

Our cheese is suitable for vegetarians and has received the Halal Certificate.

 

Suppliers 

 

Highlands

 

Highlands Mineral Water Company has a heritage of quality spanning over 60 years. We pride ourselves in a variety of world class products. We believe that we can only be as strong as the society in which we operate. In this spirit, we’ve supported and continue to support environmentally conscious initiatives such as the Rhino Charge, Lewa marathon and the 10 to 4 Mountain Bike Challenge. Find out more about us at http://highlandske.com/

 

Cunningham Safaris

 

Rusty Nail Catering

Rusty Nail Catering Services is a well-established catering company based in Karen Nairobi Kenya. We specialize in outside catering, Weddings, Private functions, Kids Parties and Equipment hire.

 

Rusty Nail Catering Services initially started in June 2012 after the closure of the prestigious Rusty Nail Restaurant. The company has a total of 5 Members of staff all of whom were directly involved in the past success of the famous restaurant. The Company is located in Karen,100 meters on Ndege road off Langata road. Find out more about us at http://rustynailcatering.co.ke/

 

Kuki's Bar

 

Shimano

 

Established in 1921, Shimano today globally operates 4 key businesses, with sales offices and factories all over the world. We at Shimano have been providing attractive products with a focus on cycling and fishing, the most popular outdoor sports. We are aiming to become a company that creates excitement among people. We will continue to support people to realize their dreams to create new lifestyles to bring them closer to nature and share the joy of life with each other. Want to know more? Visit http://www.shimano.com/

 

Borana

The Borana Conservancy is the non-profit conservation organisation dedicated to the sustainable conservation of critical habitat and wildlife. Our mission is to provide a sustainable ecosystem, in partnership with our neighbours and community, for critically endangered species on the brink of extinction.  Our holistic approach commits tourism, ranching and other enterprise to building local livelihoods and enhancing ecosystem integrity. To find out more about us visit http://www.borana.co.ke/the-borana-conservancy.html#.WjJeW4aWbcs

 

 

BAOA

The Botswana Accountancy Oversight Authority was established through the Financial Reporting Act, 2010 with the principal objective of providing oversight to accounting and auditing services and to promote Standard, Quality and Credibility of providing financial and non-financial information by entities, including public interest entities. To know more about us visit http://www.baoa.org.bw/

 

BATUK

 

Born Free

 

The Born Free Foundation is a dynamic international wildlife charity, founded in 1984 by the actors Bill Travers MBE and Virginia McKenna OBE, stars of the iconic film Born Free, and their son, Will Travers OBE, the charity’s President.  Born Free takes action worldwide to save lives, stop suffering and protect species in the wild.  Born Free never forgets the individual, each animal counts. To find out more visit http://www.bornfree.org.uk

 

 

Ngare Ndare

Ngare Ndare Forest is a lush indigenous forest at the foothills of Mt. Kenya. Azure pools glisten at the bottom of waterfalls and 200 year old trees stretch into the canopy supporting a rich variety of bird and animal life. The forest is a vital corridor that links the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy to Mount Kenya, and one which elephants have been using for centuries. To know more about this beautiful forest visit http://website.ngarendare.org/

 

Pelican

Founded in 1998, Pelican Signs is consistently recognized for quality product, friendly service and community involvement. From concept to completion, we offer a variety of solutions for your company or special event. The options are endless; Banners, Backlit Signs, Arena Graphics, Light Pole Flags, Tradeshow Displays, Wall Banners, and Vehicle Wraps and Decals. Whatever your needs, you can be assured Pelican Signs is "Always a Good Sign" of knowledge, integrity and satisfaction. Find out more about us at http://pelicansigns.ca/

 

Express Autos

 

 


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Mount Kenya Trust has been the official organiser of the 10to4 mountain bike challenge since 2002. Our drive to conserve and protect Mount Kenya's environment, wildlife and people has seen us host this fun-packed, exhilarating event annually; channeling all the funds generated, towards this cause, the conservation of Mount Kenya.

 

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Partners

TropicAirTropic Air offers a broad range of helicopter services, from air charters and tailor-made helicopter safaris to specialist missions and tasks. Support to aerial filming is an area where they are extremely experienced and proficient. They are committed to supporting wildlife conservation and have partnered with the Mount Kenya Trust and other organisations for many years.

Farwell Consultants

The software solutions partner.

Software – We develop software solutions that provide an intelligent online interface between organisations and their customers.
Websites – Your business is unique and requires a unique website. We create unique, inspirational web solutions for you to promote your products and services to a global audience.
Branding – Ensuring brand consistency on and off line. We can design your logo, corporate portfolio and stationery.

 
TropicAir

The Laikipia Wildlife Forum (LWF) is a membership conservation organization registered as a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee. Our members number approximately 6000 and include schools, CFAs, WRUAs, small holders and conservancies/ranches. Our mission is to conserve Laikipia’s wildlife and ecosystem integrity and improve the lives of its people. The Laikipia Wildlife Forum is proud to-be associated with 10-4 bike challenge for the second year running as this event is in- line with LWF goal, which uses public events to focus attention on wildlife and a healthy natural environment.

 

RiftValleyAdventures

Rift Valley Adventures is an Outdoor Education and Adventure Activity Company, with headquarters in Kenya. The company has its own outdoor adventure center and permanent camps in Ol Pejeta Wildlife Conservancy and on the periphery of Ngare Ndare Forest. RVA is an Approved Provider for the British Army Adventure Training in Kenya and the only company in East Africa providing international recognised qualifications for Mountain Bike Instructors (MIAS).

Rift Valley Adventures (RVA) has fifteen years experience running school expeditions across Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, Sweden, Kenya, Tanzania and we have recently launched programs in Malawi and Namibia that combine adventurous journeys, service, volunteering and outdoor adventure and education. We have hosted schools from all over the world who are undertaking their DofE Gold and Residential focusing on voluntary service at local schools and assisting with various conservation initiatives; Field Based School trips; Inter-Cultural Programs and other meaningful trips that immerse students in the local culture and environment. RVA is the first International Training Activity Provider (ITAP) for the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme to be approved from Africa.

Saab

Saab constantly develops, adopts and improves new technology to meet changing customer needs. Saab serves the global market of governments, authorities and corporations with products, services and solutions ranging from Miliitary defence to Civil Security.


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