Shompole Conservancy, located in the heart of Southern Maasailand, is hot and dry, but strangely filled with a diverse range of birds, reptiles, and large mammals. With the exception of rhinos, all of the “Big Five” can be found here. The Ewaso Ng’iro river transports water from the Mau highlands to feed the wildlife, people, and livestock that coexist here. The area serves as a wildlife corridor between the famous Amboseli Game Park and the Masai Mara Game Reserve and is located nearly halfway between the two. The Maasai own and manage the Shompole ecosystem, making it unique. Because it is not a game park, you are unlikely to encounter other visitors and have the freedom to be outside the vehicles rather than inside them! Except for respect for the ecosystem and its custodians, the Maasai, you have no schedules or major rules to follow.