Mara Siana Conservancy (MSC) is a nascent community conservancy adjacent to Maasai Mara National Reserve (MMNR) in the southern part of Kenya. The landowners of the conservancy are represented by the Landowners Association that champion for their rights and manage conflicts.Operationalization of the Mara Siana conservancy began in 2015, after 1,200 landowners of the sub-divided Siana Group Ranch decided to set aside 6.5 acres each to establish the conservancy. This community decided to jointly form a conservancy so as to benefit from tourism and have guaranteed pasture for their livestock. They also sought inclusivity in the management of the conservancy to guarantee equitable benefit sharing.
We have adopted an all-inclusive approach in the management and control of the conservancy.
WE’VE REACHED SO FAR!
MSC Management Team
MSC management team has been working round the clock to meet communities’ expectations as well as enhancing wildlife security. A total of 15-community rangers work heroically to ensure that wildlife is pristinely conserved to enhance visitor experience.
Number of Landowners
MSC currently has 1200 individual landowners who own an average of 6.5 acres culminating to 7,898 acres of land.
MSC has received overwhelming support from Spirit of the Masai Mara Luxury Lodge and Entumoto Safari Camp. These tourism partners have been prompt in paying for the leases as well as conservation fee.