Private Conservancies

About Private Conservancies

This model of conservation was adopted in order to create co-existence between wildlife and livestock of communities living near tourism attractions. A number of private and community wildlife conservancies in Kenya are proving as successful models where man and wildlife maintain the rare freedom to roam over large distances. They are providing safety grounds for endangered animals like black rhinos and gravy zebras.
The conservancies are exclusive to their guests and the limited number of camps in each conservancy can organize opportunity for a truly unique night game drive experience, walking safaris, horseback riding, and biking activities which is not possible in the National Parks. These private conservancies are offering the very best in luxury hospitality.

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

Although the Mara and Amboseli are better known, if you want sensational rhino sightings, you can’t beat Lewa. Once home to massive livestock ranche, the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is now Kenya’s premier place to see white rhino, black rhino, and endangered Gravy Zebra.
Lewa runs a very successful conservation project for rhino and Prince William is a regular low-key visitor, spending the whole day out on safari and mingling with local school kids in this remarkable area. Lewa may not have the same household name recognition as the Masai Mara, but rewarding for seasoned safari goers who are looking for something a little off the beaten track.
This is a great place to learn more about efforts on how to approach human wildlife conflict with positive resolutions.

Lewa Safari Camp
Featuring large tented bedrooms with verandahs and full en-suite bathrooms, Lewa Safari camp offers authentic comfort for its visitors; cozy log fires in the sitting room are perfect for relaxing after a day in the Conservancy. This unique and exclusive retreat offers privileged access to 65,000 acres of private protected wilderness.

Olaro Conservancy – Masai Mara

Olare Motorogi has become the template for Mara community wildlife conservancies and is set to become the blue-print for the sustainability of the greater Masai Mara eco-system. The conservancy offers pleasant and exclusive viewing of game in a pristine environment, with a rich and diverse wildlife population rarely found anywhere else on the African savannah.

The pioneering Olare Motorogi Conservancy offers one of the highest quality, lowest traffic safari experiences in the region. Tourism in the Conservancy is limited to a maximum of 94 beds equating to a ratio of one tent to 700 acres – a formula which maximizes the client wilderness experience and minimizes the environmental impact of tourism.

Mara Plains Camp
Located on a bend in the Ntiakitiak River in the heart of the 35,000-acre Olare Motorogi Conservancy which abuts Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve to its south.
One of only five camps on the Olare Motorogi Conservancy, guests at Mara Plains have unrivalled access to more than 100,000 acres of exclusive, low-vehicle density tourism land, home to extensive areas of important habitat for a vast number of wildlife species, while still having unfettered access to the Maasai Mara’s additional 375,000 acres.