Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Ol Pejeta is the largest individual Rhino sanctuary in East Africa, supporting more than 70 black rhinos and at least ten white Rhinos.
In addition, lions, Leopards, cheetahs, Buffalo, Reticulated giraffes and elephants are also present at the Ol Pejeta. Other ungulates include the Oryx, Gerenuk, hartebeest, and more than 500 different bird species can be found here.
Following the establishment of a Chimpanzee sanctuary in 1993, Ol Pejeta supports the only population of Chimpanzees in Kenya.
The chimpanzees were not naturally occurring in Kenya; they were rescued from the war in Burundi and brought to Ol Pejeta.
An excursion to visit the chimpanzee sanctuary is exciting; their crescendo of communal pant-hoot calls allows them to identify other Chimps within their territory.
An interaction between the Chimps is also fascinating to watch, and it includes plenty of grooming, displays of affection and dominance and hierarchy. However, most rarely seen is their ability to use tools while searching for food.
Why Visit Ol Pejeta Conservancy
- Outstanding wildlife spotting, including the Big Five
- Existing sightings of black and white rhino
- Various thrilling activities, including night drives, lion tracking and walking.
What to Do
- Game drives
- Lion Tracking
- Walking Safaris
- Riding with Rhinos in the endangered species enclosure
- Ol Pejeta Junior Rangers – Children aged between 4 and 12 can become an Ol Pejeta Junior Ranger for a day.
- Ol Pejeta Conservancy is located 220 Kilometers from Nairobi and a 3-4-hour drive
- There are scheduled daily morning flights to Nanyuki and Ol Pejeta
Best Time to Visit
- Year-round, however, the long rains between March and April make spotting them more challenging.