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Maasai traditional dance at a local Manyatta

Mara Napa Camps & Conservation Center is the first destination resort in the Maasai Mara to channel ALL of its profits back into the community.


Managed by a community owned trust, the goals of Mara Napa Camps & Conservation Center are to ensure wildlife conservation, cultural preservation, and community empowerment. Through educational programs, on-the-job training, and entrepreneurial support, community members develop self-reliance that is sustainable. In addition, MNC assists the community with road maintenance, flood control, school building upgrades, scholarships, or other needs as they present themselves.


In 2018, seeing the absence of a cultural museum or visitor center anywhere in the Mara, the founder of Mara Napa Camps and Conservation Center began working to fill that void. The Maasai Museum and education center is nearing completion and plans are under way to construct a  community cafe, an outdoor theatre, a trade school, and a mobile vet/medical clinic. Mara Napa provides space for community members, tourists, and researchers to gather and exchange ideas, collect knowledge, or simply pause to enjoy the wildlife that frequents the site.


Income from the camp, as well as donations, directly benefit the local population, Mara wildlife conservation efforts, and community projects.

No money leaves the Mara.

  • ALL donations and profits are channeled back into the community and conservation efforts.


  • During construction, Mara Napa Camps offered paid, on-the-job training to locals, empowering young people with skills they can use to build sustainable lives. Ongoing training is available in auto mechanics, construction, hospitality, event planning, bee keeping, waste management, solar power, and medicinal plant use.


  • Mara Napa Camps and Conservation Center is a not-for-profit compound designed to operate in partnership and in harmony with the local Maasai people and the indigenous animals of the Mara.


  • We are the only camp in the area where the beneficiaries are the community and the wildlife who benefit equally from the operation.

Faded Mara Symbol
Visitor working with local Maasai children
Local Maasai man caring bags for guests of a safari trip in the Maasai Mara
Local Maasai Mara men building the Mara Napa Camp bridge
Local maasai man sewing and being supported by Mara Napa Camps
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