For decades, Hemingways has been investing in the future of Kenya. As an integrated member of the close-knit Karen community, we seek to make a lasting contribution to the benefit of our environment. The property is designed with discretion, in keeping with the quiet, residential neighbourhood. We operate an ingenious internal eco-system of water and energy conservation and sustainable waste management. All our produce is locally sourced and we do our utmost to showcase local farmers and growers in support of their enterprise. We also promote expert local craftsmen and artisan boutiques when our guests are looking for mementos and gifts to take home.
One of our most delightful initiatives supports the orphan elephants at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Your butler can arrange a visit to the elephant orphanage; you may even want to adopt a baby elephant yourself.
Community Rugby Association
Hemingways Collection is proud to be associated with the Community Rugby Association (CRA) as part of our community social responsibility initiative. CRA was founded in 2008 to engage with underprivileged children to give them something positive to focus on and to nurture and identify talent at an early age, maintain focus, develop rugby skills and prevent indulgence in drugs and or the possibility of becoming street children. Drug awareness talks are given to the children and continue to be well received by them. The CRA has been organizing age grade rugby matches and competitions for young kids from the slums around Nairobi. Five teams comprising Runda, Ngong, Bulbul, Matasia and Arise (Dagoretti) fall under the organization of the CRA, drawn mainly from boys and girls in the slums. Training is run from open fields in the wider Nairobi area and takes place on Saturdays and Sundays. Each team has coordinators and supporting helpers. The vision, is to establish a national program with adequate remuneration for the coaches thereby creating a bridging structure for the kids within the age grade structures to be able to progress into the established clubs and thereafter the national teams.