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Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya

A black rhino at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy

The Ol Pejeta Conservancy is an important wildlife conservancy in the Laikipia District of Kenya and the largest sanctuary for black rhinos in East Africa. The Conservancy boasts an astounding variety of animals, including the “Big Five” (the endangered black and white rhino, leopard, elephant, buffalo and lion), Grevy’s zebra, Jackson’s hartebeest, cheetah and chimpanzee.

The combination of amazing wildlife and stunning views across the open plains of Ol Pejeta guarantees an unforgettable safari experience. Ol Pejeta Conservancy Guests pay a conservation fee for each day spent inside the Conservancy which includes a visit to the Chimpanzee Sanctuary.

Activities

Game drives, community visits, and bush walks.

Accommodation

The safari lodges at Sweetwaters Conservacy cater to everyone from the budget visitor to the luxury-seeking tourist. Lodges include the Sweetwaters Serena Camp, Porini Rhino Camp, Kicheche Laikipia Camp and Ol Pejeta Bush Camp among others.

Attractions

The Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a 90,000 acre wildlife conservancy situated between the foot hills of the Aberdares and Mount Kenya. The conservancy has an extensive variety of animals including the big five as well as a chimpanzee sanctuary.

There are numerous black rhino, elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, Grevy's zebra, giraffe, cheetah, Thomson's gazelle, Grant's gazelle, black-backed jackals, ostrich, baboons, waterbuck, oryx, eland and more. Birds will not disappoint with several hundred species present on the conservancy.

When to visit

Ol Pejeta Conservancy has excellent game all year round.

Getting there

The drive to Ol Pejeta Conservancy from Nairobi takes about three to four hours. The last 13km to Ol Pejeta is dirt, and 4x4 vehicles are essential in the rainy season. The easiest way to get to Ol Pejeta is to take one of the daily scheduled flights from Nairobi to Nanyuki airstrip, which is a 45-minute drive away. It is also possible to charter a flight from any other park to Ol Pejeta’s airstrip.

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