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The Ol Pejeta Conservancy

THE OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY

The Ol Pejeta Conservancy sits on an expansive 90,000 acreage of wildlife sanctuary. Located on the equator and edged between Mount Kenya and the Aberdare Ranges, it enjoys panoramic views of Africa’s second tallest mountain and the lush forest of Aberdare.

The Ol Pejeta Conservancy boasts an astounding variety of animals, including the Big Five (the endangered black and white rhino, leopard, elephant, buffalo and lion), Grevy’s zebra, Jackson’s hartebeest, cheetah, non-endemic chimpanzee - and the occassional sighting of the elusive African wild dogs (painted wolves). The combination of amazing wildlife and stunning views across the open plains of Ol Pejeta guarantees an unforgettable safari experience.

Ol Pejeta is particularly famous for the conservation of Black rhinos and White Northern rhinos – harbouring the last three remaining in the world; one male and two females. Sudan, the last male, unfortunately died of old age in 2018. But the Conservancy is still hopeful they will turnaround the population of White Northern rhinos just as they played a huge part in the restoration of the Black rhino population in Kenya in the 2000s. Besides these, there is Baraka the blind Black rhino – a sweet and kind soul that requires special care.

Another notable project is the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary – currently hosting 46 Chimpanzees rescued from all over the world – initially established in 1993 as a refuge for Chimpanzees rescued from West and Central Africa. The rescued chimpanzees are carefully nursed back to health. When they are ready, they are introduced into one of the two large groups at the Sanctuary, who live in vast natural enclosures separated by the Ewaso Nyiro River.

Only a three-hour drive from Nairobi on good roads - or an hour's flight, the Ol Pejeta Conservancy is the closest place to watch the Big Five, Chimpanzees and scenic view of Mt. Kenya. The Sweetwaters Tented Camp offers fine quality tented accommodation overlooking a large watering hole backed by a spectacular view of Mount Kenya, a lovely swimming pool and a game viewing bar.

THE OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY

The Ol Pejeta Conservancy sits on an expansive 90,000 acreage of wildlife sanctuary. Located on the equator and edged between Mount Kenya and the Aberdare Ranges, it enjoys panoramic views of Africa’s second tallest mountain and the lush forest of Aberdare.

The Ol Pejeta Conservancy boasts an astounding variety of animals, including the Big Five (the endangered black and white rhino, leopard, elephant, buffalo and lion), Grevy’s zebra, Jackson’s hartebeest, cheetah, non-endemic chimpanzee - and the occassional sighting of the elusive African wild dogs (painted wolves). The combination of amazing wildlife and stunning views across the open plains of Ol Pejeta guarantees an unforgettable safari experience.

Ol Pejeta is particularly famous for the conservation of Black rhinos and White Northern rhinos – harbouring the last three remaining in the world; one male and two females. Sudan, the last male, unfortunately died of old age in 2018. But the Conservancy is still hopeful they will turnaround the population of White Northern rhinos just as they played a huge part in the restoration of the Black rhino population in Kenya in the 2000s. Besides these, there is Baraka the blind Black rhino – a sweet and kind soul that requires special care.

Another notable project is the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary – currently hosting 46 Chimpanzees rescued from all over the world – initially established in 1993 as a refuge for Chimpanzees rescued from West and Central Africa. The rescued chimpanzees are carefully nursed back to health. When they are ready, they are introduced into one of the two large groups at the Sanctuary, who live in vast natural enclosures separated by the Ewaso Nyiro River.

Only a three-hour drive from Nairobi on good roads - or an hour's flight, the Ol Pejeta Conservancy is the closest place to watch the Big Five, Chimpanzees and scenic view of Mt. Kenya. The Sweetwaters Tented Camp offers fine quality tented accommodation overlooking a large watering hole backed by a spectacular view of Mount Kenya, a lovely swimming pool and a game viewing bar.