The Kileleoni Hill on the edge of the Lemek Hills is the highest point in the Mara Ecosystem
Rangers look out over the Enonkishu Conservancy and across the Mara plains
Plains game at the base of the Kileleoni Hill
The Mara river during the rainy season within the Enonkishu Conservancy
New uniforms on the trained scouts from Enonkishu
Enonkishu cattle breeding programs to improve quality and decrease quantity of livestock herds
A community elder at a conservation meeting
Training the community on improved livestock husbandry
Beading project underway for the Enonkishu Women's group
Situated on the northern most point of the Greater Mara Ecosystem, Enonkishu borders the Olchorro Oiroua Conservancy to the south, and MMNC to the East. The important focus of the conservancy is livestock improvement through innovative cattle management programs, running alongside novel tourism projects. Indeed, the name Enonkishu - Maa for healthy cattle - was chosen by community elders as the description of the ideal livestock herd.
The habitat comprises wooded acacia savannah with open plains on flat plateaus, riverine acacia forest and rocky, undulating hills which provide a varied habitat for browsing and grazing ungulates, as well as hideout thickets for the predators. The Mara River runs alongside the conservancy. There is a large number of giraffe and plains game and resident buffalo that live close to the Olerai boundary along the Mara River. Elephants frequent the conservancy and there is a pride of lion that is based on the edge of Enonkishu and Ol Choro Oiroua. There are many hippos and crocodiles in the section of river that borders the conservancy and the riverine forests provide an area popular with leopards. Rare species such as Aardvark, Caracal, serval cat and Aardwolf are occasionally found. Colobus monkeys have been spotted in the valleys on the Kileleoni Hill and there have also been sightings of wild dog in Enonkishu. There is no doubt that Enonkishu offers an incredible game viewing experience.
In January 2015, Enonkishu landowners went on a road trip to meet other communities and learn how to get the most out of their land: financially, environmentally and socially.
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|Established:||27th February 2010|
|Size:||4000 Ha (approx. 40 land parcels) and will expand by 800 Ha every year|
|Camps & Lodges:||
There are currently no tourism partners in Enonkishu, though plans are underway to establish tourism partners: House in the Wild (Olerai’s private guest house) - planned expansion to 16 beds on Olerai Farm (planned for 2012); Nubian Camp Kileleoni Valley - 12 beds (planned for 2012); and the Naretoi Project - the planned conversion of the intensive commercial Olerai Farm into 30-50 bush homes (planned to break ground in 2014). Activities on offer will include horse riding, mountain biking, tennis and guided walks.
|No operating tourism partners|
|1000/- residents and $60 non residents per day|
|1 bed per 750 acres|