Aim Of The Conservancy

Conserving the biological resources and the socio-cultural heritage of the conservancy area through a community conservation approach and responsible tourism.

Coming together to rejuvenate a vital section of / wildlife corridor for the Masai Mara/Serengeti ecosystem.

Comprised of 50,000 acres northeast of the Masai Mara National Reserve, Mara Naboisho Conservancy provides an exclusive safari experience. The land includes contributions from over 500 Masai landowners and conservancy fees are directed back to these landowners, providing them with a sustainable livelihood.

The Mara Naboisho Conservancy also limits the number of tourists who may enter the area, thereby reducing the crowds of vehicles. Guests often find themselves the only vehicle around, giving spectacular, unspoiled views of exciting wildlife.

Initial research indicates that Mara Naboisho Conservancy has one of the highest densities of lions in Africa. One of the major prides, comprised of 22 lions, makes its home nearby Encounter Mara. The conservancy also has impressive numbers of elephant, giraffe, and other plains animals, in addition to hosting some of the rarest animals in Kenya, such as Wild Dog.

Big Cat Project

The Mara Naboisho Big Cat Project brings together community, researchers, NGOs and Tourism Partners in Naboisho Conservancy in an effort to help secure the future of the Big Cats namely Lion, Cheetah and Leopard. Currently the project has four major components: tracking, research, conflict mitigation and community education.Read more

Elephant Project

The Mara Elephant Project (MEP) brings together researchers and conservationists in an effort to help secure the future of African elephants. The project’s three-year plan has two major components: tracking up to 15 elephants to better understand their movements, and engaging the community through anti-poaching education.Read more


One of the major issues outside the Masai Mara National Reserve is the increasing pressure from the Masai on wildlife and natural resources. One way of enhancing
wildlife conservation outside protected areas is the creation of conservancies where important areas with known lion populations are transformed into a kind of semi- protected areas where the numbers of Masai settlements and livestock herds are managed in a way to maintain a sustainable balance.Read more