African Impact brings volunteers to the Masai Mara to work with a number of community projects. Through their big cat monitoring program, volunteers work with the Mara Predator Project to track and photograph the local lion population.
Governors' Camp is siruated in the Musiara region of the Masai Mara National Reserve. In 2011, over twenty guides from Governors Camp, Little Governors and Il Moran were trained to monitor lions for the Mara Predator Project. As the first camp involved to be based inside the Reserve, Governors' Camp will be instrumental in collecting detailed data on the MMNR's lions.
Kicheche Bush Camp is a small luxury tented camp located at the eastern side of the Olare Orok Conservancy. As one of only three conservancy member camps, Kicheche Bush Camp enjoys quiet, non-crowded game drives, and viewings of the conservancy's large prides are excellent. Game drives are also taken inside the Masai Mara National Reserve.
Kicheche Valley Camp is located on a secluded ridge within the eastern region of the Mara Naboisho Conservancy. Opened in July 2011, the camp was one of the founding tourism partners of the newly established conservancy.
Kichwa Tembo is situated near the border of the Mara Triangle, which lies to the north east of the Mara River. Kichwa Tembo encompasses both the large Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp and the smaller Bateleur Camp. The camps are set in a private concession area of riverine woodland.
Mara Plains Camp is located on the Ntiakitiak River within the Olare Orok Conservancy, just a few hundred meters from the Masai Mara National Reserve. Their location at the crossroads of several pride territories - including the Ridge Pride and the Moniko, Nguro and Enkoyanai prides - makes their participation in the Mara Predator Project crucial for understanding the dynamics of this strong population.
Mara Porini Camp is the only camp located within Ol Kinyei Conservancy. This now 17,500 acre wildlife area supports a number of lions, and Mara Porini Camp guides view them exclusively. The camp will begin monitoring lions for the Mara Predator Project in early 2012.
Naboisho Camp is the new sister camp to Rekero, and is run under the Asilia Africa collection. The camp is situated in the northern region of Mara Naboihso Conservancy, and is in a good location to monitor prides such as the Olseki Pride who are not often seen by other camps in the conservancy.
Offbeat Mara Camp is a small seasonal tented camp situated on the banks of the Olare Orok River. Due to the camp's location, they are able to monitor lions within both the Mara North and Olare Orok Conservancies. The guides are also responsible for monitoring the local Offbeat Pride, who are often found just a few hundred meters from camp.
Porini Lion Camp is situated along the Ntiakitak River in the Olare Orok Conservancy, only a few hundred metres away form the main Reserve. The camp is in prime position for monitoring the Ridge, Ngoyonai and Motorogi Prides, and lion sightings are frequent.
Rekero Camp is a small seasonal camp situated within the Masai Mara National Reserve. Lying along the Talek River from June until March, the camp is in prime position for the annual wildebeest migration. Rekero was the home of the Africa Cats Disney film crew, and the experienced guides know all the local stars.
Serian Camp has been the home of the Mara Predator Project since it was jointly initiated by Alex Walker, the camp owner, in 2008. Serian is a small permanent tented camp located on the banks of the Mara River in the Mara North Conservancy. Many of Serian's guides have been participating in the project since 2008, and have played an important role in both identifying the Mara North Conservancy's lion population and developing the guide training scheme.