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A vibrant and unified
Mara ecosystem

Where the community and wildlife coexist sustainably for the prosperity of all.

The Maasai Mara Wildlife Conservancies Association

The Maasai Mara Wildlife Conservancies Association (MMWCA) is a Kenyan commitment, to conserve the greater Maasai Mara ecosystem, through a network of protected areas (conservancies and conservation areas). By conserving the greater Maasai Mara ecosystem through this network of community protected areas, we ensure the prosperity of biodiversity and wildlife, the regional Maasai population, recreation, tourism, and the nation of Kenya for generations to come.

Who We Are

The Greater Mara


Tourism Partners




in 24 Conservancies


Greater Maasai Mara Ecosystem

The Mara Conservancy Model


The Maasai Mara Wildlife Conservancies Association (MMWCA) has 24 conservancies at different stages of development within the Mara Landscape. The Conservancies are not homogeneous, but they are all based on a partnership between the Landowners and Tourism Partners, with MMWCA playing the coordination role.

Winning Formula

MMWCA exists to grow and strengthen the Mara Conservancies for wildlife and livelihood improvement. When conservancies are thriving, communities benefit, and they, in turn, support conservation.


The distinctive feature of the Mara Model is the direct guaranteed benefit in the form of lease fees each landowner gets tied to the lease agreement they sign. Other benefits include bursary schemes, grass access, consolation schemes (in some conservancies) and credit access on guaranteed income.

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