May 2006 was a landmark date for conservation in the Maasai Mara. A deal was brokered with 277 Maasai landowners, which resulted in the formation of Olare Motorogi Conservancy, bordering the Maasai Mara National Reserve. This partnership agreement ensures the survival of an astounding volume and variety of wildlife. 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 Maasai Mara eco-system.
Each guest in the Conservancy contributes considerably to the success of the Olare Motorogi Conservancy’s flourishing ecosystem; conservation fees paid safeguard this habitat, while supporting over 1,000 Maasai families.
The conservancy offers unsurpassed and exclusive wildlife viewing in a pristine environment, with a rich and diverse animal population rarely found anywhere else on the African savannah. Olare Motorogi Conservancy serves as a strategic buffer zone for the Maasai Mara
National Reserve and the wildlife migration corridors resulting in increased wildlife population and diversity: predators, herbivores and even some endangered species like rhinos and wild dogs. Wildlife sightings are always amazing and include cheetah, leopard, one of the highest densities of lion, elephant, buffalo, eland, zebra, wildebeest and impala by hundreds.
Olare Motorogi Conservancy is set to be a world-class conservancy generating sustainable income for the landowners and creating increased wildlife habitat beyond the Maasai Mara National Reserve.
– Safeguarding the Maasai Mara as a truly exclusive wildlife area
– Professional wildlife and land management
– Management and training of game wardens and rangers
– Natural habitats restoration
-A partnership with local Maasai landowners who agreed to move their homes and only allow carefully managed cattle grazing
– A holistic approach to grazing and pasture management within the Conservancy, not far removed from the traditional Maasai system where the elders would decide on which areas were grazed and which were left for leaner times
– Responding to and finding solutions for human/wildlife conflicts
– Security for the communities as well as the camps
– Infrastructure maintenance for roads and tracks
The Conservancy offers one of the highest quality, lowest vehicle density safari experiences in the region.
– Tourism in the Conservancy is limited to only one guest bed per 350 acres (141ha)
– Guaranteed low vehicle density for lower environmental impact
– Strong eco-tourism practices
– Olare Motorogi Conservancy is committed to promote sound environmental practices
– Exclusive use of the Conservancy for the member camps only
– All guests are required to drive with a professional, qualified guide
– Game drives are conducted in custom built 4×4 vehicles
– All member camps must strive to implement