Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a 364sq km wildlife conservancy situated between the foothills of Mount Kenya and the Aberdares and its game-to-area ratio tops the Kenyan park and reserve league. The Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya has over 10000 large mammals and it is the only park where the big 5 and chimpanzees can be seen. It is also where the fastest growing population of rhino in Africa can be found. There are southern white rhino, about 80 endangered black rhino and in a special sanctuary there are two of the world’s last remaining northern white rhino.
Activities in Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Ol Pejeta Endangered Species Boma
The Endangered Species Boma is a must-see for any trip to Ol Pejeta. Here visitors can meet and learn about the Northern White Rhinos which are critically endangered with only two left in the world. Both of them are here and visitors can have the unique experience of seeing these majestic creatures up close. The boma also has six southern white rhinos, two black rhinos and numerous Grevy’s zebras and Jackson’s hartebeest. Tour starts at 2.45 pm. Approximately 2 hours.
Meet Baraka the Black Rhino
Baraka was one of the first rhinos born on the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. After losing an eye to an infection following a fight he unfortunately developed a cataract in the other eye and subsequently became completely blind. With a low chance of survival on his own, Baraka was moved from the wild to a 100 acre enclosure in order to ensure his safety. Baraka is now an ambassador for his species – and a popular attraction at Ol Pejeta.
The Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary
Formed in 1993 as a joint alliance between The Jane Goodall Institute and Kenyan Wildlife Services this sanctuary was established as a refuge for orphaned and confiscated chimpanzees and is the only place in Kenya where non-indigenous chimpanzees can be seen. The Sanctuary provides a permanent refuge in as natural environment as possible – the 40 or so chimpanzees are protected on an island and access to see them is by boat.
Ensure your junior safari goers make the most of their time at Ol Pejeta by enrolling them as a Junior Ranger which will enable them to discover and develop a love for nature through a series of engaging and fun exercises across Ol Pejeta. They will complete a special conservancy program covering everything from wildlife tracking to wilderness survival. Suitable for children from the age of 4 to 12 years.
Best Time to Visit
Ol Pejeta Conservancy has excellent game all year round. For self drive visitors, a 4×4 is essential in the rainy season.