Mara North Conservancy
Mara North Conservancy is a beautiful wilderness area of more than 32.000 Ha. It is a vital part of the Masai Mara Ecosystem as it forms the north western zone, bordering the Masai Mara National Reserve in the South of Kenya. Professional wildlife and tourism management ensures guests of a truly exclusive and private safari experience with a very low vehicle density.
Mara North Conservancy is home to Leopard Gorge, which has been the thrilling stage for numerous BBC Big Cat Diaries and National Geographic documentaries. Five prides of lions amounting to 52 family members, seven cheetah and at least six leopards inhabit the area. In the northern corridor of the Conserv- ancy the scenic Lemek Hills make an important wildlife refuge, particularly to a pack of highly threatened African wild dog.
Masai Mara Ecosystem is famous for its unique concentration of wildlife, birds, rich vegetation and open savannah. It has been classified among the ‘Seven Wonders of the World” due to the extraordinary annual migration (July-November) when over 1.3 million wildebeests and zebras cross from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara in search of greener pastures. Less famous, yet very impressive, is the Loita Hills migration, where thousands of local wildebeest come to the Mara North Conservancy (December to May).
Mara North Conservancy is a not-for-profit public company established on the 1st of January 2009. The conservancy is a partnership between 10 member camps 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.