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  • Bamburi Forest Trails Open or Close

    Bamburi Forest Trails is located on the Mombasa – Malindi Road. It is open daily from 8:00am to 6:00pm daily.

    The Bamburi Forest Trails was initially started as a one million tree project in 1986 where there was “barren” land i.e. land where mining had been done in stages but went only as far as 4 meters deep.

    Bamburi Forest Trails provide an exciting outdoor venue for those looking for leisure, health or cool ambience options. These include:

    • 4 nature trails routes. The leisure walk approximately 3.6km enables the visitor to see these alternating landscapes from empty quarries to lush forest, lakes, streams, palm groves and plantations of indigenous trees. Keep fit on the jungle jogging trail that’s 4 km or bike and exercise it through vita parcours / fitness trail that’s 1.7 km or for the really fit the 10km bic-athalon. Visitors have the option of coming with their own bikes or renting out some at the site.
    • The integrated wetland system which provides a conducive environment for the increase of the surrounding biodiversity.
    • Event grounds. These are beautiful sites for outdoor functions, training opportunities, outdoor sports and educational activities. Sites are hired for events and functions ( weddings, birthday parties, office parties to large concerts and product launches and other celebrations).

    Animals such as Sunis and Duiker antelopes, herd of Eland and Oryx amongst others can also be seen walking around the Bamburi Forest Trails.

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    Bamburi Forest Trails Charges

  • Bamburi Plantations Open or Close

    Lafarge Eco Systems manages Bamburi Cement’s reserve lands in a manner that factors in geological and environmental factors.

    The company oversees the active and sustainable utilization of the reserve lands through development of bio-fuel tree plantations. The reserve land served three main purposes:

    • Active and sustainable utilization of Bamburi’s mining reserve land through bio-fuel tree plantations. This was started in 2006
    • Fuel-wood production for use in cement kilns, power generation plant, or commercial use. As part of Bamburi’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the wood from the biofuel initiative which is a carbon-neutral fuel, substitute part of the coal used at the cement production kilns, at a reduced cost.
    • Community integration through employment and income-generating activities for neighboring communities. This is through providing employment, seedling production by community nurseries; training in nursery management and food security through the shamba system projects. This is a form of agroforestry that allows the local communities to produce food crops on Bamburi reserve land while taking care of the vegetation.

    Bio fuel – Achievements

    • Produced over 2,000,000 seedlings
    • Planted 768ha since 2007 (Diani, Vipingo reserve land)
    • Awarded Gold & Silver medals in Total Eco Challenge for several years 

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    Community Integration

    • Employment for local communities
    • Shamba System: seasonal cultivation contracts
    • Seedlings purchased from local CBOs (2-3m KSh./yr)
    • CSR in neighboring communities
    • Close integration of neighboring communities

     

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