Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust

Participants are encouraged to raise additional support, (minimum goal is $1,000) separate from their $12,600 entry fee, for our charity partner, Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust. The top fundraising team will win a “Treasure Pass” that gets their team closer, and faster, to the $100,000 Ultimate Treasure on the final day of competition, as well as a special prize at the Commissioning of Winners' dinner. One hundred percent of everything raised from each participant will go towards protecting the legendary ecosystems and astounding biodiversity of East Africa through conservation that directly benefits local Maasai communities.

MWCT, based in Kenya with offices in the U.S., is a non-profit organization and strategic partnership between professional conservationists, like U.S. Board President Edward Norton and dynamic Maasai leaders, to show that the Maasai community can thrive, not just survive, by managing their ecosystem wisely. 

MWCT’s efforts are focused on the Maasai communities and landscapes of Kenya’s Chyulu Hills, within the world-famous Amboseli-Tsavo Ecosystem. MWCT funds and operates programs that promote sustainable economic benefits from conserving this ecosystem, creating a cutting-edge model of successful community-based conservation.

Hardcore Travel’s goal is to raise $40,000 and increase awareness about an organization that is making a massive impact in the wilderness, wildlife, and cultural heritage of the Maasai.