The Kalama conservancy is a Gir gir group ranch initiative that was established to provide an alternative source of income in addition to livestock keeping. The conservancy began in 2001 with 16,000 hectares set aside for conservation, 6,000 of which were designated as core conservation areas. During the dry season, livestock grazing is permitted in the buffer zone, but it is not permitted in the core conservation area. Although the conservancy is home to Grevy’s zebras, elephants, and reticulated giraffes, among other animals, and serves as a vital wildlife corridor for animals migrating between the Samburu and Marsabit areas, the animals are much less visible than in Samburu due to the drier habitat. To visit, you must stay at the lodge or reserve a campsite.