How are the funds for the conservancy raised and who collects them?

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The funds which are raised for the community come through what we call the LAF (LandOwners Access Fee). Every vehicle which enters the event must have purchased a LAF and they are given a sticker as proof of payment. Payment is made through the online booking system using either MPESA or VISA. The visitors print out their voucher and present that on arrival and in an exchange are given the LAF sticker which they must display on the windscreen of the vehicle. The administration and management of this system are coordinated and run by Rhino Charge volunteers. The rates per vehicle are:

  • KES 10,000/- per vehicle for less than 6 seats in use
  • KES 20,000/- vehicles using between 6 – 12 seats
  • KES 50,000/- for vehicles with 13 or more seats in use.

The total amount raised will depend on the number of vehicles which come to the event, so the amounts cannot be known for sure, but this is usually between KES 4,000,000/- and KES 4,500,000/-.