The Borana Conservancy is the non-profit conservation organization dedicated to the sustainable conservation of critical habitat and wildlife. The mission of this conservancy is to provide a sustainable ecosystem in partnership with its neighbors and community, for critically endangered species on the brink of extinction.
This holistic approach commits Borana tourism, ranching and other enterprise to building local livelihoods and enhancing ecosystem integrity. Borana has received numerous awards, including the Ecotourism Kenya Award for best conservancy.
Borana is adjacent to the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. Its unique geographical location makes the 35 000-acre ranch a haven for a wide diversity of wildlife: buffalo, eland, Jackson’s hartebeest and herds of Grant’s gazelle, impala and plains zebra.
Reticulated giraffe are commonly seen nibbling the acacias, while the cooler forests shelter bush buck, colobus and elephant. Olive baboons, vervet monkeys and the endangered patas monkey are also resident. Predators are also found here, but not in large numbers.
In 2013 and 2014, a number of black rhino were translocated to Borana and fences with neighboring Lewa Wildlife Conservancy were dropped. Both reserves run renowned anti-poaching and wildlife research operations, in partnership with the pioneering Northern Rangelands Trust.