Mara North Conservancy, Kenya



The only small, boutique lodge in the Mara, with five elegant cottages, one family villa and one private villa. The lodge is nestled in a secluded valley in the heart of the most exciting wilderness in Africa:Mara North Conservancy โ€“ an exclusive, private wildlife concession bordering the world-renowned Masai Mara National Reserve. Maasai warriors guide you throughout, sharing their ancient wisdom of the area and animals and their fascinating way of life.

It has been classified among the โ€œSeven Wonders of the Worldโ€ due to the extraordinary annual migration (July โ€“ November) when over 1.3 million wildebeest and zebras cross from the Serengeti in search of greener pasturesLess famous, yet very impressive, is the Loita Hills migration, where thousands of local wildebeest come to the Mara North Conservancy (December to May). The conservancy is a partnership between conservationists, investors and over 800 Masai landowners. The aim is to create a best practice, world-class conservancy with long-term commitments to the environment, wildlife, and local communities. To form the conservancy Mara North leased land from individual Masai landowners. This marks the first time that these Masai landowners have received substantial and direct income from wildlife.

Together, MNC and the Masai community are implementing sound land management policies including, controlled grazing, holistic management practices, low volume and low impact tourism, and community land-use plans. We strongly believe that tourism has the capacity to protect a natural wildlife habitat, alleviate poverty and contribute positively to the local community. Mara North Conservancy is showing how wildlife, communities and tourism all stand to benefit from a new brand of conservation.Mara North Conservancy is leasing land from Masai landowners in the Masai Mara region for the purpose of establishing Kenyaโ€™s premier low-density wildlife conservation area. We have created a best practice conservancy with long term commitments to the environment, wildlife and local communities.

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