Ol Pejeta Conservancy
The Ol Pejeta conservancy was formerly a beef ranch owned by Lord Delamere and later sold to Adnan Khashoggi and is currently being run by Fauna and Flora International.
A partnership between Jane Goodall and Kenya Wildlife Service kick-started The Ol Pejeta Conservancy as a chimpanzee sanctuary.
The conservancy is presently the only place with the remaining Rhino species of Northern White Rhino, Southern White Rhino, and the Black Rhino.
Olpejeta Conservancy From Nairobi
Olpejeta is found in Nanyuki, Laikipia county, which is around 210 Kilometers from Nairobi along the A2 road.
With regular traffic, the drive takes almost 3 hours from Nairobi to the conservancy through some countryside towns. If you are coming from Nanyuki, the entrance is at the Rongai Gate, and The Serat gate services people coming from Rumuruti.
There are also flights operating daily between Nairobi and Nanyuki. A flight to Nanyuki takes around 45 minutes, and therefore, you can book your ticket from a local airline.
Ol Pejeta Conservancy Weather
The annual temperatures vary from 24 degrees Celsius/75 degrees Fahrenheit, and yearly rainfall is approximately (600 to 800 millimeters).
Ol Pejeta Conservancy Location
The coordinates to the park are 0.0043° S, 36.9637° E, located in Nanyuki, along the equator. The town is located on the leeward side of Mount Kenya and within close reach of the Aberdare range.
The conservancy is on an altitude of 1800 meters and on land covering almost 365 square Kilometers. The conservation is mainly surrounded by grassland savannah and bushes that act as one of the primary sources of food to the herbivores.
Being so close to the equator, The Ol Pejeta Conservancy is relatively warm, with temperatures averagely 25 degrees Celsius with little to no weather fluctuations in the area.
Ol Pejeta Conservancy Hotel
For accommodation, there are facilities within the park and outside. The Sweetwater’s Tented Camp is within the conservancy, whereas the Mount Kenya Safari Club offers accommodation services from outside the conservancy.
Best Time To Visit Ol Pejeta Conservancy
The conservancy is open all year long for game viewing, but it is the dry season that is most enjoyable and exciting. This is because grazing animals offer the best view.
Ol Pejeta Conservancy Safari
The Ol Pejeta Safari is an experience to be relived. The safari packages entail transport, guide fees, and accommodation throughout your period in the conservancy.
These safaris could be organized and customized to fit into your desired activities and preferred sequel. Booking could be made from our offices
Ol Pejeta Conservancy Animals
For chimpanzee watching, Ol Pejeta is the only place in Kenya to enjoy that. Also, worldwide, it is the only place where all the rhino species are hosted, The Southern White Rhino, Black Rhino, and The Northern Rhino.
The other animals in Ol Pejeta include Zebras, Cheetahs, Leopards, baboons, elephants, etc.
The Northern White Rhinos/Sudan
After the passing of Sudan the Rhino in 2015, Ol Pejeta hosts the only two remaining White Rhinos in the world. These rhinos are Najin and Fatuu.
Sudan was moved to the Czech Republic in 1975, two years after birth, then later moved to Kenya in 2009 but could not reproduce.
Ol Pejeta Conservancy Birds
The conservancy is home to over 300 bird species. Expected birds at Ol Pejeta Conservancy include; common ostrich, crested francolin, little egret, great egret, helmeted guinea fowls, yellow-billed stork, lilac-breasted roller, African hoopoe, etc.