Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Welcome to Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya.
Ol Pejeta Conservancy is located in the amazing foothills of Mount Kenya in central Kenya on the Laikipia County.. This Conservancy has the reputation of housing the the world’s las two northern white rhinos. The conservancy is made up to 36,400-hectare, where lion can be seen, giraffe and elephant are in a a great number on any safari. You can easily spot cheetah scanning for prey or even elusive wild dog and leopard. It’s one of the largest black rhino sanctuaries in East Africa. Unlike in many protected areas, cattle farming has been built into Ol Pejeta’s conservation plan, benefitting the land and wildlife through strategic grazing, and the people through employment.
Ol Pejeta offers a huge range of activities and is?ideal for active types, families or honeymooners, making it one of the best places to visit in Kenya. Start the day with a jog with the rangers or a walk across the savannah to spot birds, learn about tracking, identify plants and maybe even watch a black rhino browsing from a safe distance. As well as game drives, visitors can go cycling or horse riding through the reserve, meet the anti-poaching dogs or track lion with the conservancy’s researchers. The fees for these activities help fund conservation initiatives.
Why Go to Ol Pejeta?
Ol Pejeta Conservancy is home to the Big 5 (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino – black, southern white, and northern white), as well as cheetah and wild dog. There are endangered Grévy’s zebra and Jackson’s hartebeest in the 283-hectare Endangered Species Enclosure, which is also where the last northern white rhinos live. Birders can look out for around 300 bird species. Unusually for a safari area, you might also see the conservancy’s Boran cattle herds. Learning how cattle grazing fits into Ol Pejeta’s conservation plan is fascinating. Visit one of the protective night-time bomas (animal enclosures) with your guide to learn more.
Where to Go ?:
Ol Pejeta offers a range of things to do for every traveller. These includes but not limited to guided walking safaris, safe night drives, amazing classic tented safari, Bigcats and African Big 5 game viewing. The conservancy is accessible by road or air from Nairobi. The distance is approximately 205 Km and can take up to 3 hours 20 minutes drive.
When is the best time to go for a safari at Ol Pejeta?
The best time to visit Ol Pajeta is surely around late September to the end of October. There are fewer people and great opportunities for wildlife viewing. The short rains of November and December rejuvenate the grasslands and herald the arrival of migratory birds.
Best Time to Go: Best: Good:
- World's last two Northern White Rhinos
- Black Rhinos
- Buffalo and rhino – black, southern white, and northern white
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