Things to do at Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Are you looking for a great setting to experience Kenya’s wildlife not far from Nairobi? Just 3 hours away from the city sits Ol Pejeta Conservancy a private reserve that is committed to not only  safeguard wildlife but also encourages interaction with the species found within its borders. And there are so many ways to do so, be it on game drives, bush walks, bird walks, lion tracking and dog tracking adventures Ol Pejeta is located between the Aberdares and Mt Kenya in Central Kenya. You are sure to come across lions, elephants, buffaloes, cheetahs, hyena, giraffes, wild dogs and other predators on your early morning game drive.

Dawn is the best time to catch a glimpse of the snow-capped peaks of Mt Kenya. Views of Africa’s second highest mountain as the sun changes hue from red to orange during sunrise is nothing short of breathtaking. Do not pass up the chance to go on a night game drive either. Lions, leopards and other predators come out to play and hunt in the night. A kill is the ultimate game drive experience so keep a keen eye on the animals.



Ol Pejeta Conservancy is best known for being the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa. It is also home to Sudan, Najin and Fatu the only northern white rhinos found anywhere in the world, Sudan being the only male northern white rhino. Due to the constant threat of poaching, these highly endangered species have round the clock protection by dedicated rangers. You can meet the rhinos at the endangered species enclosure and hear from their keepers about what it takes to protect these beautiful species.


Also located within Ol Pejeta Conservancy is the Sweetwaters Chimp Sanctuary the only place that one can see man’s closest relative.


These are just some of the activities offered at the Ol Pejeta. You can escort rangers as they go track collared lions within the conservancy or interact with the dog keepers at the the anti-dog poaching unit. Here’s the fun bit: you get to play hide and go seek with the sniffer dogs! Hide anywhere within the Morani Information Center area and see if the blood hounds can seek you out! There truly is no better place in Kenya to interact with different wildlife species than at Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Visitors can pay for the entry park fees online or at the gate. Being close to the city, you can choose to go on a day trip or stay over. There are various accommodation options should you choose to overnight.

I recommend Asilia Africa’s Ol Pejeta Bush Camp for an authentic safari experience.

All photos courtesy of Asilia Africa.

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