Mara Naboisho Conservancy, Masai Mara

The Mara Naboisho Conservancy is a 50,000 acre wildlife conservation area in Kenya’s Greater Mara Region. It borders the Masai Mara National Reserve to the south west, the Olare Orok Conservancy to the west and the Ol Kinyei Conservancy to the east.

The Mara Naboisho Conservancy is now the second largest conservancy in the region and has a higher density of wildlife than the adjacent Masai Mara National Park.


Naboisho, which means “coming together” in the Maasai’s Maa language, is a community venture to conserve the land and wildlife. In conjunction with input from seasoned conservationists, experienced socio-ecologists and tourism investors, the conservancy was created with the objective of combining conservation of nature and cultural heritage with controlled tourism and the enhancement of livelihoods for the local communities.

With roughly 100 lions living in the vicinity, Mara Naboisho has one of the highest lion densities in the world. The largest pride in the Greater Mara Region – comprising 20 lions – has made the conservancy its home.

The Kenyan conservancy also boasts impressive herds of elephant, giraffe, wildebeest and zebra as well as Kenya’s rare wild dog.

In addition to the abundance of resident game, the Mara Naboisho Conservancy also serves as a migration corridor for several hundred thousand animals between the Masai Mara National Reserve and the Loita Plains to the east.

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