Kigio Wildlife Conservancy is a 3,500-acre protected Conservancy near Gilgil, between Nakuru and Naivasha in Kenya, about 2 hours drive from Nairobi. It was originally a cattle ranch owned by a colonial settler family. It was sold by the family to the local community who after a few years decided to forgo cattle ranching in favour of wildlife conservation. The community now receives a regular income and the conservancy fee each guest pays helps towards the maintenance of the conservancy. Accommodation is available at 2 ecolodges: Malewa Wildlife Lodge and Kigio Wildlife Camp – both built using traditional building methods and natural materials. Guests are encouraged to participate in complimentary low impact activities – guided nature/bird walks, cycling, fishing – to ensure that the fragile environment is disturbed as little as possible.