Kitich employs roughly 90% of its permanent and 100% of its casual staff from the local village Ngilai, providing income and prospects of career development in an area of little opportunity. Kitich also supports suppliers in Ngilai through purchasing staff meat and beaded jewelry. In total, approximately 30% of Kitich Camp’s fresh foods are purchased locally, with fruit and vegetables bought from Wamba, 1 ½ hrs drive away, while the bulk goods are brought up from Nairobi once a month. Guests at Kitich are encouraged to visit local Samburu families to gain a deeper understanding and respect towards the tribe and their land, as well as have the chance to support the community through buying their traditionally made artefacts.
The community projects funded by the 60% proportion of conservancy fees include empowering community members through capacity building at grass-roots level, improving environmental awareness for adults and children alike and establishing sustainable enterprises.