25 Photos to Inspire You to Visit the Enonkishu Conservancy in Kenya

Visit the Enonkishu Conservancy to see the classic east African wildlife and scenery.

zebra drinking at waterhole

Last Updated on 07/01/23 by Rose Palmer

Kenya’s biggest tourism draw is the diversity of its wonderful animal wildlife. On my recent volunteer citizen science trip with Biosphere Expeditions, I spent twelve days working at the Enonkishu Conservancy in the Mara area of Kenya, helping to collect data about the biodiversity in this new conservancy land (you can read my detailed post about my experience here). Looking at the abundance of green grass and the many species of ungulates that were taking advantage of it, it was hard to believe that only a few years ago this land was barren and overgrazed by cattle. I am sharing some of my favorite photos that I was privileged to take to inspire you to visit the Enonkishu Conservancy.

Impala in the early morning fog.

How to eat low shrubs when your legs are longer than your neck.

Green grass for breakfast.

Mother nuzzles her baby giraffe.

mother and baby giraffe

Mom zebra patiently standing by while baby zebra is nursing.

mom zebra and baby zebra nursing

An eland resting in the morning sun.

A study in contrasts

African warthogs nuzzling as they greet each other in the rain.

African warthogs

A baby giraffe has to contort its neck to nurse

Impalas have the most beautiful horns

Male zebra gets a drink at the water hole while his harem looks on.

zebra at water hole

I would kill for these eyelashes.

A blast from the prehistoric past – a Nile crocodile sunning on the bank of the Mara River.

Nile crocodile

A topi resting in the afternoon sun

And Baby makes three

Did you know every zebra has 85 stripes?

Mama wildebeest and her very young baby

The resident hippo at the waterhole occasionally stuck his snout out of the water

Following the leader

A resident hyena is not bothered by our presence

The somewhat odd looking water buffalo

Mara River reflection

The road less traveled in Enonkishu

Sunset at the Mara Training Center

The stars at night are big and bright in the Mara


If a volunteer holiday is not your style, you can stay at the luxurious House in the Wild  in the heart of the Enonkishu Conservancy for a unique lodge and game drive experience. Or, why not do both.

The Biosphere Expeditions Kenya program can be found at  www.biosphere-expeditions.org/kenya.

Please note that I was a guest of Biosphere Expeditions on my trip to Kenya. All content is my own.

Thanks for visiting.