Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy
Named the "Place of Peace" in Samburu language, Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy spans 75,000 hectares nestled against the fabled backdrops of the Mathews Mountain range in Northern Kenya - home to the proud and stoic semi-nomadic pastoralist Samburu tribe. The land is blessed with a rich expanse of lush indigenous forests which hosts abundant populations of wildlife and rare plant species.
Why the Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy?
The efforts of the Samburu to effectively balance the needs of their community with the safeguard and preservation of wildlife and nature has made Namunyak a safe home for African wild dogs, grevy’s zebras, gerenuks, reticulated giraffes, de brazza colobus monkeys and other endangered species. The conservancy is also experiencing a steady increase in populations of kudus, elephants, buffalos, and other herbivores, as well as rising numbers of leopards, lions and other predators. The migration corridor of the Samburu-Laikipia elephants also traverses part of the conservancy, connecting the national reserves in the south with other remote conservancies and the Matthews Mountain Range in the north and east.