Area of Operation

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Big Life’s Area of Operation (AOO) covers approximately 1.6 million acres of the Amboseli-Tsavo-Kilimanjaro (Greater Amboseli) ecosystem in East Africa.

Our team of 500+ helps to protect and secure wildlife and critical habitat stretching fom the rangelands north of Amboseli to the Chyulu Hills and Tsavo West National Parks in the east, and south to Kilamanjaro National Park. The area is a central connection point for migrating wildlife and contains some of the most important habitat left in Africa.

Big Life was the first organization in the region to conduct collaborative cross-border patrols between Kenya and Tanzania.

Our AOO is divided into a core area with a permanent security presence that is also regularly patrolled by mobile units, a non-core area that is actively covered by our intelligence network and where mobile units respond based on need, and adjacent areas where we provide support as needed.

The level of Big Life support provided varies between outposts.

Core AOO: Chyulu Hills National Park, Enduimet Wildlife Management Area (Tanzania), Eselengei Group Ranch, Kimana Area, Mbirikani Group Ranch, and Rombo Group Ranch

Non-Core AOO: Merrueshi Ranch, Taveta Area

Adjacent Areas: Amboseli National Park, Kuku Group Ranch, Mailua Ranch, Olgulului, Tsavo West National Park