Noloholo Environmental Center
The Noloholo Environmental Center is the culmination of a dream born by our director, Dr. Laly Lichtenfeld, in 1996 while working on a Fulbright Scholarship in southern Kenya and an architectural vision made real by our director of programs, Charles Trout.
In late 2006, APW made history in Tanzania when it became the first non-profit to receive land donated by a Maasai village in support of the Noloholo Environmental Center. Located within the Maasai Steppe of northern Tanzania, and sharing a boundary with Tarangire National Park, Noloholo acts as APW’s regional headquarters as well as an educational center where rural villagers improve their understanding of the environment and develop hands-on skills in natural resource management. The only one of its kind throughout all of northern Tanzania, the Noloholo Environmental Center is an important resource for local communities, conservation organizations and government authorities throughout the North.
Built on a 10 acre campus, the center includes a large educational facility, staff and directors’ offices, a 32 bed dormitory, visitors’ accommodations, dining hall and kitchen facilities, staff housing and extra tent sites for student groups. APW runs on 24 hour solar power, donated by the Wildlife Conservation Network’s solar project and donors, and features rainwater harvesting.