Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Ol Pejeta Conservancy /The Conservancy boasts the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa

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One of the largest in the world

This is a 90,000-acre (360 km2) not-for-profit wildlife conservancy in the Laikipia district of central Kenya. It is situated on the equator west of Nanyuki, between the foothills of the Aberdares and Mount Kenya. The Ol Pejeta Conservancy works to conserve wildlife, provide a sanctuary for great apes and to generate income through wildlife tourism and complementary enterprises for re-investment in conservation and community development.

Ol Pejeta Conservancy

The Conservancy boasts the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa,

and in 2013 reached a population milestone of 100 black rhino. It also houses four of the seven last remaining northern white rhino in the world, who were moved here from Dvůr Králové Zoo in the Czech Republic. The Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary is situated here, and provides a haven for orphaned, abandoned and rescued chimpanzees. It is the only place in Kenya where these great apes can be seen. The Conservancy is host to the ‘big five’ among a large selection of other African animals, which makes it a popular safari destination. It also operates a successful livestock program, which serves to benefit local pastoralists and wildlife. Through the conservancy’s community development programme, Ol Pejeta provides funding to surrounding communities to aid health, education, water and infrastructure projects. They also support the provision of agriculture and livestock extension services and the development of community-based conservation tourism ventures. Because of their holistic approach, Ol Pejeta is largely seen as a role model for conservation.

Camping sites

Hippo Hide –

    Situated on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River visitors to this campsite get close to nature enjoying wild scenic views.

    The campsite is located a few meters from the hippo hide walkway making it easy for campers to take relaxing walks along the river bank while viewing hippos in their natural habitat.
    Murera Donga – This secluded campsite surrounded by acacia trees is situated next to the marsh area in the Conservancy which due to the lush vegetation attracts wildlife throughout the year. The dense bush surrounding the camp opens into grassland and provides a great environment for a variety of wildlife species adding to the beauty of the campsite.
    company of our resident naturalist, Bird watching, Camel rides, Lion tracking, Beauty treatments, Swimming.

Where to stay

Ol Pejeta House

Once the grand ranch house of multi-millionaire Adnan Kashoggi,

this magnificently presented house is set against the spectacular backdrop of magnificent Mount Kenya in 24,000 acres at the centre of the private Ol Pejeta Conservancy very near to Nanyuki. A short drive from the luxury Sweetwaters Tented Camp, the house enjoys all the exclusivity of its private location while being close enough to the camp to have access to all its many facilities

 

Ol Pejeta Bush Camp

Located in Ol Pejeta Conservancy a 90,000 acre wildlife conservancy situated between the foot hills of the Aberdares

and the magnificent snowcapped Mount Kenya. It is hidden in a secluded valley and set amongst shady acacia trees on the banks of a seasonal river. Activites: Morning, evening and night game drives in Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Escorted walk with Maasai guides, Sundowner drinks to watch the sunset from scenic viewing points.

 

kicheche laikipia camp

Located 8km further inside the Conservancy, this is a thatched upcountry cottage.

It has an open plan living and dining room with a huge fireplace, and a separate equipped kitchen. Ewaso Campsite – Hidden behind bushy vegetation and acacia trees, this campsite on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River is a serene haven offering magnificent views of elephants and other wildlife species as they gather across the river for water.
Ngobit – Situated in the wilderness area along the Ngobit River visitors to this campsite will find peace and solitude to rejuvenate the soul and enjoy wonderful game drives where only few vehicles venture.
Olerai Campsite – Located along the Ewaso Nyiro River, Olerai has the two unique features; one being a little island that’s a perfect for a sundowner and the other an extended river ideal for fishing. It is regularly frequented by herds of elephants and impalas.

 

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