We are proud to be amongst the founding members of this newly formed 13,500 acre wildlife conservancy which is on a tranche of land belonging to about 1,600 local Maasai individuals from the community who have leased it out for 25 years so that the area can be conserved as protected habitat for the teeming wildlife.
The Mara Ripoi conservancy has a large abundance of wildlife, especially Maasai giraffe and is an important area for wildebeest and the big cats. The conservancy connects onto Siana conservancy and then directly to the Mara Reserve, allowing free movement of wildlife from the Reserve as well as across a wildlife corridor along the Ripole River to Ol Kinyei Conservancy. This has made Mara Ripoi a critical protected habitat connecting important and large wildlife areas and allowing free movement of elephants, lions, cheetah, herbivores and many other animals.
Mara Ripoi Conservancy is home to only three small safari camps including our new Porini Leleshwa Camp, making this not only an exclusive experience but one that respects the principles of eco-tourism. The camps are set up with a density ratio in mind, with each guest tent protecting 700acres of wilderness.
Apart from the 3 small eco-camps, no other tourist vehicles are allowed into the Conservancy so our guests have the thousands of acres in the conservancy to themselves. Located within the Mara-Serengeti eco-system, Mara Ripoi is renowned for its diverse landscapes and abundance of wildlife, including being excellent lion habitat. The local Maasai make first class guides and are on hand to share their experience on what to see and do.