MEET THE TEAM
ONE COMMUNITY. ONE PRIDE.
Emboo River is a proud part of the Maasai Community. This is also reflected in our name: 'emboo' is a Maasai word meaning 'a pride' of lion. While we adore and respect the pride of lion staying close to our lodge, we are also deeply grateful for being part of our Maasai Community.
When staying at Emboo River, you become a member of our pride. Feel welcome in your home away from home.
Emboo River's team consists of highly motivated and talented people from within our own community.
Emboo River's team includes many trailblazing women.
The Emboo River team is challenging gender bias and inequality in a traditionally male dominated industry. Together we challenge stereotypes through our actions and words, in our daily operations and in our wide community. Together, we can create an inclusive world.
Emboo River also offers indirect employment opportunities by partnering with local artisans and businesses. A few of these opportunities are listed below.
Furniture is locally made from natural materials that we source in a sustainable manner;
Maasai women decorated Emboo River’s guest rooms and lounge area with Maasai beads;
Plumbers, electricians, welders and printers are all found within our local community;
The construction of Emboo River’s lagoons and natural swimming pool was done by locals, who learned new skills and have since moved on to more permanent positions either with Emboo River or with the construction companies;
The neighbouring Maasai village receives fees from visits by Emboo River’s guests who wish to learn more about the Maasai culture.
The singers and dancers of this Maasai village perform at Emboo River in the evenings.
We love to learn, and so do the children from our community.
Getting access to school books and writing materials is not so easy for everyone.
That's why Emboo River and our guests donate school books and exam kits (which include pencils, mathematical sets and other writing materials) to students from a school in our area.