MNC is a beautiful private wilderness area of more than 28,486 Ha (~70,391 acres). It is a vital part of the Maasai Mara ecosystem as it forms the north-western zone, bordering the Maasai Mara National Reserve in the south of Kenya. 

MNC is a not-for-profit entity established in January 2009, The conservancy is a partnership between 12 Tourism Partner members (10 permanent camps & 2 riding outfits) & 768 Maasai Landowners. The aim is to create a best-practice, world-class conservancy with long-term commitments to the environment, wildlife, and local communities

Our Model

MNC is led by a Board of Directors elected by the Tourism Partners(TPs) & LandOwners(LOs), with equal representation from both groups of stakeholders. The Board further works in partnership with Maasai Landowners Committee to achieve conservation objectives. MNC leases land parcels from individual Maasai Landowners to form the conservancy. Conservancy fees are collected by member TPs & forwarded to the conservancy to support monthly LO lease payments and professional land management.


Why Choose Us

MNC is one of the largest community and private sector-owned conservancies in the world, helping to alleviate poverty and ensuring environmental sustainability

Sustainable Tourism

MNC strongly believes in low-bed-density tourism. Our current bed density ratio is 336 Acres/Bed. We aspire to reach 350 Acres/Bed to minimize the impact on the environment

Cultural Appreciation

MNC embraces the colorful & proud cultural heritage of the Maasai community, incorporating traditional knowledge and participation in conservation efforts


MNC is used exclusively by the 12 member camps. Guests visiting us are assured of a unique & truly privileged safari experience



We are excited to announce that we made it to the IUCN GREEN List IUCN revises this list every five years against a certain set of demanding criteria defined by the IUCN Green List Standards

The IUCN Green List Standard is organized into four components of successful nature conservation in protected and conserved areas. The IUCN Green List Standard is organized into four components. The three baseline components concern:

  • Good Governance
  • Sound Design and Planning
  • Effective Management

A protected or conserved area that reaches the IUCN Green List Standard is certified and recognized as achieving ongoing results for people and nature in a fair and effective way. Any site can join, work its way towards achieving verified success, and then maintain the Standard or further improve.

Any protected and conserved area that gains ‘Green List’ status demonstrates:

  • Respect: for the local community through fair and meaningful engagement of rights-holders and stakeholders
  • Design: planning that identifies the needs to secure  the important values of the area
  • Effective management: monitoring of the status of these important values
  • Successful conservation results: for nature and for people
  • Clear contribution: to climate change responses, health and well-being, and other challenges

Our Partners

Our collaborative partners in conservation and community development.