Maasai Mara Wildlife Conservancies Association (MMWCA) was founded in 2012. It is a non-profit organization that works to promote and support the conservation, management and sustainable use of wildlife resources within the Masai Mara and its surrounding conservancies.
The MMWCA works with local communities to protect endangered species, rehabilitate habitats, monitor illegal poaching activities, conduct research projects on wildlife populations and more. It also works to create economic opportunities for the communities living in and around the Mara, through sustainable tourism initiatives.
Masai Mara Safari Deals/Offers/Tours
High Season 1st Nov 2023 – 15th Dec 2023
Festive Season: 16th Dec 2023 – 3rd Jan 2024
3 Days AA Lodges Offer
KES 46,784 Per Person
KES 60,280 Per Person
3 Days Miti Mingi Eco Camp Safari
KES 48,400 Per Person
KES 53,400 Per Person
3 Days Orng’atuny Mara King Camp Tour
KES 49,400 Per Person
KES 58,400 Per Person
3 Days Sentrim Masai Mara Offer
KES 50,800 Per Person
KES 63,000 Per Person
3 Days Zebra Plain Mara Deal
KES 53,500 Per Person
KES 71,100 Per Person
3 Days Mtito Safari Camp Offer
KES 55,100 Per Person
KES 62,650 Per Person
3 Days Basecamp Masai Mara Package
KES 55,950 Per Person
KES 64,520 Per Person
3 Days Mara Sopa Lodge Package Tour
KES 56,035 Per Person
KES 66,050 Per Person
3 Days Mara River Lodge Deal
KES 57,400 Per Person
KES 68,400 Per Person
3 Days Crocodile Camp Tour
KES 58,500 Per Person
KES 71,100 Per Person
3 Days Mara Maisha Camp Package
KES 59,800 Per Person
KES 77,400 Per Person
3 Days Mara Crossing Camp Tour
KES 79,400 Per Person
KES 96,400 Per Person
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A conservancy is a defined area that is set aside for the protection and restoration of natural resources. Conservancies strive to conserve, protect, and restore natural habitats, wildlife, water sources, ecosystems, or other environmental features.
They are often established by government or nonprofit organizations in order to preserve an area’s biodiversity while still allowing public access and recreational activities. Conservancies are also important in protecting endangered species and helping to restore habitats that have been damaged by human activities.
The MMWCA mission is to protect the greater Maasai Mara ecosystem through a network of community protected areas for the thriving wildlife and biodiversity of Masai Mara National Reserve. The Maasai Mara Wildlife Conservancies Association Mara Conservancies (MMWCA) manages the Masai Mara conservancies, which are broadly classified into 4 big areas.
North Masai Mara is made up of six different conservation areas that are protected to conserve the northern part of the Mara.
Mara Naboisho Conservancy is a 50,000-acre area of communal land managed by the local Maasai communities. The conservancy, which is situated between the Mara Reserve and the Naboisho Conservancy, allows tourists access to view wildlife with ease.
Mara North Conservancy is the largest conservancy at nearly 60,000 acres. It was established in 2009 as a joint venture between the Maasai landowners and private investors.
Olare Motorogi Conservancy is a 32,000-acre reserve located between the Reserve and the Naboisho Conservancy. The reserve was established in the late 2000s to protect the wildlife and help promote tourism in the region.
Ol Kinyei conservancy is a 14,000-acre area located to the east of the Mara Reserve. It was created to protect the wildlife and foster sustainable development in the region.
Ol Choro Oiroua Conservancy is a 28,000-acre area located to the south of the Masai Mara Reserve. It was established in 2011 as a joint venture between the Maasai landowners and private investors to protect wildlife and promote community-driven conservation efforts.
Lemek Conservancy is a 7,000-acre reserve located to the south of the Maasai Mara Reserve. It was established in 2013 to provide a safe haven for wildlife and promote sustainable development in the region.
The conservancies in the Mara account for nearly half of the total area protected by the Masai Mara National Reserve. The Maasai Mara Wildlife Conservancies Association (MMWCA) has helped to conserve the greater Maasai Mara Eastern region thank to the conservancies such as:
Siana Conservancy is a 14,000-acre reserve located to the east of the Masai Reserve. It was established in 2009 to protect wildlife and promote sustainable development in the region.
When it comes to the western region, the MMWCA has conserved the greater Maasai Mara ecosystem in the Mara with one of the best conservancies in Kenya.
Olderkesi Conservancy is a 10,000-acre area located to the south of the Maasai Mara Reserve. It was established in 2016 to protect the wildlife and promote sustainable development in the region.
The MMWCA has also protected the greater Maasai Mara ecosystem through a network of the community area in the western region.
Mara Triangle is a 7,000-acre triangle located within the Maasai Mara Reserve. It was established in 1994 to help protect the wildlife and promote conservation efforts in the region.
The number of the conservancies in the Maasai Mara stands at 15, covering an area of 347,011 acres.
The Maasai Mara Wildlife Conservancies Association (MMWCA) represents twenty-four community conservancies and one private conservancy located in the greater Mara area.
These conservancies are distinct from the national reserve, which is an area managed by the county government. The conservancies are managed by a board of directors who are members of local Maasai communities and overseen by the MMWCA.
The Maasai Mara Game Reserve is a protected area, but the conservancies are managed differently and focus on community-based conservation. This means that the local communities are involved in the management of wildlife and habitat conservation, as well as benefit sharing from tourism activities.
Let us answer some of the most frequently asked questions about MMWCA:
The conservancies work to support the local communities and protect their culture, heritage, and traditional grazing land.
The number of conservancies in the greater Maasai Mara area is 15 in total, including one private conservancy.
The number of private conservancies in Kenya is currently 5. They are namely Kuku, Olarro, Naboisho, Segera and Mara North.
The Mara Triangle is part of the Maasai Mara National Reserve (MMNR). It is known for its high concentration of wildlife, scenic beauty, and the wildebeest migration.
Conservancies in Kenya work with local communities to ensure sustainable wildlife and habitat conservation, as well as equitable benefit sharing from tourism activities. They are managed by a board of directors who are members of the local Maasai community and overseen by the MMWCA.
Masai Mara is conserved through the coordinated efforts of the MMWCA, which represents 24 community conservancies and one private conservancy in the greater Mara area.
There is no definitive answer to this question as each conservancy offers a unique experience and has its own merits. However, the Olarro Conservancy is widely regarded as one of the best conservancies in Mara.
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