Mara North Conservancy
Mara North Conservancy (MNC) is the largest conservancy in Masai Mara national reserve covering total area of 69,160 acres of land, its located in the Northern part of the Masai mara bordering the reserve. It forms the grater Mara ecosystem in the North western zone the home for the Leopards sometimes referred as Leopard Gorge or the maternity center for the big cats since the hills gives them a good cool and safe environment for the young ones who will be hidden in the caves of the hills, trained and later released to the wilderness.
Mara North Conservancy was established in 2009 by collaboration efforts of 12 key strong member accommodation and more than 800 Maasai locals who own the land. The Mara North offers guests with great wilderness experience to explore the most remote Kenya parts of the bush, the conservancy hosts both migratory wild life and permanent residents like big five that includes Rhinos, Elephants, Lions, Buffalos and the Leopards. Other animals are Antelopes, Zebras, Wildebeest, Hyenas, Wild dogs mention but a few. In December to May Mara North Conservancy receives thousands and thousands of the local wildebeest during the Loita Hills migration.
The money collected as park entry fees and part of the bed money is used for the protection and enforcement of conservation goals through promotion of the wildlife and the maasai locals. The Mara North has many accommodations that include: Mara Rianta Camp, Offbeat Mara Camp, Karen Blixen Camp, Mara Acacia Bush House, Elephant Pepper Camp, Ngare Serian, Royal Mara Safari Lodge, Saruni wild and Serian among others.
Mara North Conservancy can be easily accessible both by air with agood number of domestic flights scheduled on daily basis connecting from Wilson Airport with Safarilink and AirKenya operating. One can also drive direct through Narok town and enter to the conservancy.