Sweetwaters/Olpejeta Conservancy- Known as a Role Model for conservancy
Located 220 kms north of Nairobi
Famous for the Chimpanzees & and endangered Northern white Rhinos.
This is the place which will leaves you in awe!
On December 20th, 2009, four of the world’s last remaining seven northern white rhinos arrived at Ol Pejeta. Najin, Fatu, Sudan and Suni had been living in Dvur Kralove Zoo in the Czech Republic. All previous breeding attempts in the Zoo had been futile, and the hope was that the climate and rich grasslands of Ol Pejeta, a native habitat for the animals, would provide them with more favourable breeding conditions.
The Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary was established with an agreement between the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and the Jane Goodall Institute. The aim – to provide lifelong refuge to orphaned and abused chimpanzees from West and Central Africa. when a rescue centre in Burundi had to be closed due to the civil war outbreak in 1993 – Ol Pejeta opened its doors.
Other places of interest include; Morani Center , Baraka, Rhino Cemetery,• Equator Sign, Hippo Hide, Scott’s Hide