People of the Mara

People of the Mara

The Maasai people live in southern Kenya and northern Tanzania along the Great Rift Valley on semi-arid and arid lands. They are considered among Africa’s top conservationists – a practice deeply informed by their cultural practices and indigenous knowledge transmitted across generations.

Popular tourists destinations in East Africa such as the Maasai Mara and Amboseli in Kenya, and Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Tarangire in Tanzania are located inside the Maasai region. The reserves are now considered protected areas set aside for conservation, wildlife viewing, and tourism. Community wildlife conservancies are redefining the conservation concept in these areas into a free roaming space for wildlife, the local Maasai people and their livestock.

The Maasai are a semi-nomadic people whose livelihood is depended on livestock such as cattle, goats and sheep. Livestock serves as a social utility and plays an important role in the Maasai economy.

VISION

A cultural landscape where communities and partners secure wildlife and sustainable livelihoods for a better future.

MISSION

To conserve the greater Maasai Mara ecosystem, through a network of protected areas, for the prosperity of all – biodiversity and wildlife, the local population, and recreation and tourism for the nation of Kenya.

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Delighted to have taken time today to be part of the Narok County Stakeholders Forum at the Narok Stadium. @kwskenya @Munira_Bashir @KWCAKenya @sopia_daniel @NarokCountyGov1 pic.twitter.com/0ar0…

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Maasai Mara Wildlife Conservancies Association

Delighted to have taken time today to be part of the Narok County Stakeholders Forum at the Narok Stadium. This forum was an important one as it sought to bring together all players across the county to streamline county development, linking partner activities with the Narok CIDP as well as National Policies and the Presidential BIG FOUR. Speaking at the forum, our CEO Daniel Sopia expressed our commitment in partnership with our partners to train over 2,000 youths, engage our tourism partners to employ 70% local workforce and work hand in hand with the Narok County Government to conserve the Greater Mara ecosystem. ... See MoreSee Less

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