Taita Taveta Wildlife Conservancies Association

Association Summary

TTWCA works with ranches in Taita Taveta county. These ranches were organized as hunting blocks before independence and later converted to cattle ranches. Together, they formed the Taita Taveta Ranches Association registered in 2008.

Association Details

Name: Taita Taveta Wildlife Conservancies Association

Size: 358,337 Ha

No. of Households: 33,897

No. Of Conservancies: 26

No. of Scouts: 213

No. Of Staff:  –

  • Lumo Wildlife Conservation Trust
  • Taita Ranch
  • Oza Group Ranch
  • Wangala Ranch
  • Golini Mwaluganje
  • Rukinga
  • Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Mbulia Conservancy
  • Ngutuni Sanctuary
  • Kasigau Ranching Company ltd
  • Mkuki Ranch
  • Amaka Ranch
  • Maungu Ranching Company ltd.
  • Wushumbu Ranch
  • Dawida Ranching Company ltd
  • Kambanga Ranching Company ltd
  • Mgeno Ranching Company ltd
  • Bura Ranch
  • Mramba Ranch
  • Galana Wildlife Conservancy
  • Izera
  • Taita Sisal Estate Sanctuary
  • Ndara
  • Lualenyi Community Conservancy
  • Peregrine Conservation Area(Kaluku)

Taita Taveta Wildlife Conservancies Association work with 26 conservancies covering 361,127 Ha. Established in 2013, TTWCA works with ranches in Taita Taveta county. These ranches were organized as hunting blocks before independence and later converted to cattle ranches. Together, they formed the Taita Taveta Ranches Association registered in 2008. Poorly performing cattle ranches led to KWS engaging with land owners to conserve wildlife to enable income generation through tourism as well as livestock production.

KWS facilitated visits to conservancies in Laikipia and Samburu counties to benchmark development of conservancies. This led to the ranch owners resolving to convert their ranches to wildlife conservancies that support cattle ranching as well in 2012. With support from Kenya Land Conservation Trust, the ranchers developed a Constitution to govern the upcoming association of conservancies and in 2013 registered TTWCA. The conservancies are critical wildlife corridors between Tsavo East and West national parks.

+ Conservancies Supported
  • Lumo Wildlife Conservation Trust
  • Taita Ranch
  • Oza Group Ranch
  • Wangala Ranch
  • Golini Mwaluganje
  • Rukinga
  • Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Mbulia Conservancy
  • Ngutuni Sanctuary
  • Kasigau Ranching Company ltd
  • Mkuki Ranch
  • Amaka Ranch
  • Maungu Ranching Company ltd.
  • Wushumbu Ranch
  • Dawida Ranching Company ltd
  • Kambanga Ranching Company ltd
  • Mgeno Ranching Company ltd
  • Bura Ranch
  • Mramba Ranch
  • Galana Wildlife Conservancy
  • Izera
  • Taita Sisal Estate Sanctuary
  • Ndara
  • Lualenyi Community Conservancy
  • Peregrine Conservation Area(Kaluku)
+ Association Info

Taita Taveta Wildlife Conservancies Association work with 26 conservancies covering 361,127 Ha. Established in 2013, TTWCA works with ranches in Taita Taveta county. These ranches were organized as hunting blocks before independence and later converted to cattle ranches. Together, they formed the Taita Taveta Ranches Association registered in 2008. Poorly performing cattle ranches led to KWS engaging with land owners to conserve wildlife to enable income generation through tourism as well as livestock production.

KWS facilitated visits to conservancies in Laikipia and Samburu counties to benchmark development of conservancies. This led to the ranch owners resolving to convert their ranches to wildlife conservancies that support cattle ranching as well in 2012. With support from Kenya Land Conservation Trust, the ranchers developed a Constitution to govern the upcoming association of conservancies and in 2013 registered TTWCA. The conservancies are critical wildlife corridors between Tsavo East and West national parks.