Sera forms part of the large rangeland mass that also encompasses Biliqo-Bulesa, Namunyak and Melako. Samburu communities formed the conservancy with the aim of linking the three rival ethnic groups that live in the area; the Samburu, Borana and Rendille. All communities are primarily pastoralists, with a bloody history of ethnic conflict. It was agreed that by the community conservancies that working together, securing pace and sustainable rangelands would be more easily achieved. Such was the progress of the communities, that in May 2015, the Sera Rhino Sanctuary was established. Sera became the first community conservancy in East Africa to own and operate a sanctuary dedicated to the conservation of the critically endangered black rhino.
Visit Sera Conservancy and stay at the following lodge:
Melako Bandas is a self-catering banda set in the shade of Doum Palms and acacia trees on a stunning sand river. It is a fantastic little private paradise; a perfect little gate away for family and friends with an open area living room, a fully furnished kitchen and two en-suite bedrooms with three beds in each.