The Olare Orok Conservancy (OOC) covers 10,000 hectares of wilderness area adjacent to the Masai Mara National Reserve. The conservancy was founded in 2006 thorugh a partnership with 277 Maasai landowners to reserve land for wildlife. The OOC was the first conservancy established among the northern group ranches, a movement initiated by Ron Beaton and Jake Grieves-Cook. Their conservation-minded approach has created one of the best wildlife viewing areas in the Masai Mara.
The Masai Mara National Reserve (MMNR) is known as one of the world's most supreme wildlife regions, and host to the annual migration of almost 2 million wildebeest, zebra and gazelle. Covering 1,510km2, the MMNR forms only part of the whole Mara ecosystem, which spreads through the northern consrvancies and south into the Serengeti. As the reserve is extensive, the Mara Predator Project focusses from the nothern bank of the Mara River from Musiara across to Talek.
The Mara Triangle forms the western part of the Masai Mara Reserve. Running from the Mara River up to the Siria Escarpment, the Triangle covers 51,000 hectares of tree-spotted plains, riverine habitat and forested escarpment. The Triangle is managed by the Mara Conservancy, a non-profit organization that works to ensure sustainable tourism, fair fee distribution, and effective conservation of the region.
Mara North Conservancy (MNC) lies directly north of the Musiara region of the Masai Mara National Reserve. The Mara Predator Project began in the MNC in 2008, but has since spread to encompas neighbouring conservancies. MNC covers aorund 30,000 hectares of wilderness, encompassing diverse habitats from riverine woodland to plains.
Mara Naboisho Conservancy is one of the Masai Mara's newest conservnacies. Naboisho means 'coming together', and represents the joining of over 500 Maasai landowners in a 15 year lease to protect the land and wildlife with equal support from the community and tourism partners. Mara Naboisho encompasses over 20,000 hectares and hosts seven establishments.