About Us

Bahari Hai is a not-for-profit Community Based Organization registered in Kenya

certificate reg no. SS/KPI/HD/LR/CBO/MAL-D/257/2021

The ace team of passionate conservationists

From the top-left: Kahindi Changawa; Sammy Safari; Ruth Karisa; Mtalii Ochieng’; James Ngala; Mary Haroi; Lewa Kadenge; Dickson Mwanguo; Carlos Fondo; Newton Shungu; Tuva Kadenge; Grace Masha; Samuel Mangi; Sharlet Kitsao; Chadi Yaa

What’s in a name? 

Bahari Hai is kiSwahili and means ‘ocean alive’ i.e. an ocean thriving with life. We took our time considering various names and chose Bahari Hai as we felt it best represented the work we will be doing as well as the world we would like to see. Many of our team members have been working in conservation for over 20yrs and in this time we have seen the life within the marine environment decline significantly. Areas that were once thriving with life, have been hit hard by human expansion. We have been working for many years to bring back life to these areas and ensure sustainable resource use throughout the marine ecosystems. Through Bahari Hai, we have ambitious plans to scale up working solutions, and develop new ones that respond to a rapidly evolving context.

We know first-hand that the state of our oceans and marine environments are deeply connected to the people whose lives depend on them. We exist to help create a world where humans and nature live and thrive together.