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The Olare Motorogi Conservancy is a partnership between 277 landowners and five tourism operations, founder members Porini Lion Camp and Kicheche Bush Camp later joined by Mara Plains Camp, Olare Mara Kempinski and Mahali Mzuri. The Conservancy is managed by Olpurkel Ltd, a not-for-profit company whose shareholders are the operators, controlled by a Board of equal representation from both the landowners and the tourism partners along with representatives from the Olare Motorogi Trust.

Updates

23 Feb 2017

It's the time of plenty on the conservancy and around the greater Mara. The Loita migration are still here, there have been some big rain around the area with around 50 mm in the past 24 hours. Many of the migrant birds have arrived including bee-eaters, harriers, steppe eagles and storks.

Finally the majority of the wildebeest cows are giving birth. There are little animals across many species scattered around the plains. 

The Loita herds in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy
The Loita herds in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy - Image by Olare Motorogi Conservancy
The Loita herds are finally giving birth
The Loita herds are finally giving birth - Image by Olare Motorogi Conservancy
19 Sep 2016

Each evening the herds move away from the river lines and bush areas onto the tops of the open plains for safely in numbers. In the mornings they are elsewhere, having been chased through the night by the multiple groups of lions and hyenas leaving fresh carcasses in their wake.

It is easy to find the action at first light. One follows the vultures as they glide one after the other at low level across the plains.

The second photo below was taken after sunset on the plain between Porini Lion camp and Mara Plains camp.

The herds in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy
The herds in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy - Image by Olare Motorogi Conservancy
Sunset on the plains between Porini Lion camp and Mara Plains camp
Sunset on the plains between Porini Lion camp and Mara Plains camp - Image by Olare Motorogi Conservancy

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