The simple, yet poignant words of Maasai Mzee following his recent cataract surgery at The Safari Collection’s Sala’s Camp.
In collaboration with MEAK (Medical and Education Aid to Kenya), The Safari Collection hosts medical clinics at its properties – each of which closes for at least two weeks each year. During the Sala’s Camp initiative, a medical team of 17 performed eye and dental treatments to the communities around the Maasai Mara.
“We did 53 cataract surgeries and treated more than 1,300 patients during the course of the week,” says Mark Boyd, sustainability manager at The Safari Collection. “Our community work is a huge part of providing local people with an incentive to conserve and protect the environment and wildlife.”
Of Maasai Mzee (an affectionate Kiswahili term which means ‘elderly man’), his sight should gradually improve more in the coming days and he will be wearing shades for a few weeks to protect his eye from dust and sunlight while it recovers.