About Us

Our Purpose


The Taita Taveta Wildlife Conservancies Association (TTWCA) is a regional membership organisation established in 2013 to promote and coordinate community-led conservation efforts across the Tsavo Landscape.

Our Mission

To support and strengthen member conservancies and ranches for improved land management and livelihoods in the Taita Taveta Landscape.

Our Vision

A unified, healthy and connected Tsavo Landscape that supports community livelihoods.


The Story of the Taita Taveta Ranches

The Story of TTWCA


The various pre-independence ordinances, including the crown lands ordinance, categorise land in Taita Taveta into crown land and native reserves. Larger parts of the crown land are organized as hunting blocks before Kenya's independence in 1963 .


The ranchers transform TTRA to TTWCA, expanding the association's mandate to include multiple land use planning for improved rangeland health and natural resources management.


New legislation, based on the Lawrence Report of 1966, lead to the conversion of hunting blocks into cattle ranches under two production systems: group ranches and grazing blocks and company, co-operative and individual ranches.


TTWCA establishes a secretariat and begins supporting member ranches to transition to conservancies. Today, Chalango, Mgeno, Wushumbu, Kasigau, Taita, Choke, and Kutima are all formally registered conservancies.


The Taita Taveta Ranches (as they are collectively known) come together to form the Taita Taveta Ranches Association (TTRA) to tackle the near collapse of livestock farming in the region due to disrupted rainfall patterns and land degradation, among other factors.


TTWCA appoints its first CEO. Alfred Mwanake who took the helm after more than six years of coordinating the activities of the organisation and its member conservancies as the association’s coordinator.

Watch: The Story of TTWCA

Our Impact

A Decade of TTWCA Delivering Tangible Transformation

Collaboration for Conservation