The Greater Mara is located in the southwest corner of Kenya, bordering Tanzania. A natural extension of the Serengeti plains, the ecosystem spans the Maasai Mara National Reserve and adjoining Community Conservancies, which include Mara Naboisho, Mara North, Olare Orok, Lemek, and Ol Chorro Conservancies. The area hosts a huge concentration of wildlife including cheetahs, leopards, lions, giraffes, and hippos, but the Greater Mara is most famous for the Great Migration, which happens annually and showcases the migration of over 2,000,000 wildebeest, 500,000 Thomson’s gazelles, and 250,000 zebras across the ecosystem in search of fresh pastures. Unfortunately, this well-known ecosystem, rich in wildlife and cultural importance, is under increasing threat. Uncontrolled cattle grazing, human development and tourism development has led to a disruption to wildlife migration routes and declining wildlife numbers, as well as unsustainable livelihoods of local communities. With your help, it is possible to invest in the region and secure its future by supporting projects and initiatives making a needed difference. We invite you to donate here to help ensure the future of The Greater Mara.
Asilia Giving - Projects IN GREATER MARA
OTHER AREAS WE SUPPORT
We take an area approach towards improving livelihoods and protecting nature in some of the most unique corners of Africa. The areas we support include 6 uniique geographic regions across East Africa — the Greater Mara, the Serengeti, Tarangire, Rubondo Island, Matemwe, and Ruaha. In each of these areas, we engage with local communities, authorities and partner organizations to support projects and initiatives that address some of the key long-term challenges, priorities and measures for a given area.
Asilia believes that tourism should make a lasting positive impact on both nature and people. Proviging area support to local communities and the environment is an integral part of Asilia's identity and vision. Asilia maintains multi-year relationships with local communities, provides concrete educational support to 16 primary schools and offers funding to carnivore conservation and research throughout East Africa. Collaborating with partners on the ground, Asilia's goal is to make a real difference.