Apart from the Main reserve, The Masai Mara National Reserve, there are other conservation areas set aside to protect and offer extra grounds for wildlife. Conservancies are protected areas specifically for wildlife protection and conservation. These are sections of lands set aside by communities, and local people to support the efforts in offering wildlife extra spaces to live and stay protected from poachers, human-wildlife conflicts, and other related threats.
There are more than 7 Conservancies in Masai Mara that are mandated to offer protected areas for wildlife. This is in the efforts in practicing sustainable tourism and conservation. They benefit the communities within and around the main Masai Mara Reserve. In terms of awareness, direct benefits such as education, development, and employment to the many local communities.
Which are the best conservancies for Wildebeest Migration?
Many luxury travelers love to have that exclusive luxury safari holiday, and conservancies, offer exactly that. With conservancies occupied by very few accommodation facilities, the experience of having your holiday without interruptions, and sightings of wildlife in great numbers, is what you will get.
The question you have is, Which are the best conservancies for Wildebeest Migration?
But how do you witness the Wildebeest Migration in a protected area whereas it happens in the main reserve?
The answer would be, the wildebeest migration is an annual event that happens between Masai Mara Kenya & Serengeti National Park Tanzania. They have migrations routes that they use over and over if the routes are not interfered with by humans. Therefore, this means their crossing events happen at few designated areas, that they (Wildebeest) choose for their own. These designated crossing points are located inside the main reserve.
Therefore, anyone who wants to sight the crossings and wildebeest in huge numbers has to enter the reserve and visit these designated crossing points.
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Our experts have listed below some of the best conservancies in Masai Mara that offer close proximity to Wildebeest Migration & Crossing sightings.
- Mara North Conservancy:- Is one of the biggest conservancies in Masai Mara, hosting more than 10 accommodation facilities. The conservancy spans to about 25,000 hectares of land, established back in January 2009. Offers exclusive safari experiences and wildlife sightings. You can witness the wildebeest migration when staying at any accommodation facility in the conservancy.
Accommodation camps and lodges in Mara North Conservancy
- Olare Motorogi Conservancy:- Covering 2100 Acres of land, this conservancy hosts 94 guests at a maximum. With close proximity to the wildebeest migration corridors, they are able to spot and witness the wildebeest migration and crossings.
Accommodation Camps and lodges in Olare Motorogi Conservancy
- Naboisho Conservancy:- One of the best conservancy in Masai Mara, offering exclusive safaris, Naboisho is home to so many wildlife species. Being among the best, if offers close encounters of the wildebeest crossings and sightings.
Accommodation Camps and lodges in Naboisho Conservancy.
You are equipped with ideas of which is the best place to spend while choosing your wildebeest migration safaris to Masai Mara Kenya.
To enjoy the wildebeest and other wildlife species sightings, we recommend a minimum of 4 nights. This gives you maximum time to enjoy the beauty of the reserve.
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