Located west of Nanyuki Laikipia County, Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a 365Km2 not-for-profit wildlife conservancy in Kenya. It is famous as a sanctuary for the endangered White Rhinos. The Conservancy boasts a unique environment comprised of grasslands, bushlands, and marshlands. This makes a balanced habitat that supports vibrant wildlife including grazers, canines, amphibians, insects and birds.
The Ol Pejeta Conservancy is famously known as the largest northern white rhino sanctuary in the world. It is home to Najin and Fatu, the last surviving northern white rhinos. These rhinos are relatives of late Sudan, the last male northern white rhino. Najin and Fatu are cared for in a special 2.8Km2 enclosed area within the conservancy. The enclosure has 24-hour armed security to protect the rhinos from poachers. Ol Pejeta conservancy also provides a safe home for over 105 critically endangered black rhinos and Chimpanzees housed at the Sweetwater’s chimpanzees’ sanctuary.
Additionally, Ol Pejeta Conservancy offers almost finger-touch game walks, cycling and drives for wildlife viewing. Visitors are treated to the special sighting of African elephants, Black and White rhinoceros, Lion, Cape buffalo and Leopard. Easy sightings of cheetah, African wild dog, Gravy’s Zebra and Jackson’s hartebeest.
Exceptionally, The Ol Pejeta conservancy is dedicated to educating its visitors on wildlife conservation. To this effect, the Environmental and Conservation centre welcomes over 100 Kenya schools annually. The centre has a special focus on teaching sustainable wildlife management to safeguard its future and reduce animal-human conflict.
Moreover, a visit to the surrounding communities makes a great opportunity to learn the local culture and traditions of the Masai, Pokot, Turkana and Samburu people.
Lastly, the Ol Pejeta Conservancy has over 300 species of resident and migratory birds. With a great Shanjoy guide bringing you to the wild action, wildlife photography has never been so exceptional.
Climate: The average temperature ranges between 280C in the day and 120C at night. The conservancy has an altitude of 1800 meters, making it cold at night and early mornings.
Accommodation: Sweetwater’s Serena Camp, Ol Pejeta House, Comfort Gardens Sweetwater’s, Ol Pejeta Bush Camp, Abbas House Laikipia, and other tented camps and lodges inside the conservancy and its suburbs.
By road, a 3-4 hours drive from Nairobi.
By Air: You can also use air via the Nanyuki Airstrip, which is a 45 hours drive from Ol Pejeta. Shanjoy Tours and Safaris can arrange for transfers for both air and road from the airstrip across the country.
Park Entry Fees: The park charges an entry fee to all visitors which goes to the wildlife management and conservation efforts in the park. Your Shanjoy travel expert will be able to guide you on the amount needed and any other charged escapes available in the conservancy.
Nairobi City is an interesting destination in its own right. Within her walls, you will enjoy the rich culture, history, and arts of the Kenyan people at the Nairobi National Musium and Karen Blixen Museum. Explore her wild side, up close and personal with big games at the Nairobi National Park, Giraffe Centre, and the elephant nursery at Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. These attractions give Nairobi Magical Memories.