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.
The Greater Mara
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.
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.