The Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a 360km2 (90000acres) sanctuary in Laikipia county best known for its intensive conservation efforts. Located on the equator, just west of Nanyuki town in Kenya, it has over the years provided a home for multiple rare and endangered species. The sheer size, funding and operation has led to Ol Pejeta Conservancy being labeled as one of the best non-profit wildlife conservancies in the wild and one of the best Africa luxury vacation. Ol Pejeta boasts of:
100 black rhinos, Nothern White rhinos and Southern white rhinos; making it as the largest rhino sanctuary in East Africa
Home to the Big Five – lions, African elephant, the Cape buffalo, leopard and rhinos; notably its huge elephant population
Some of the highest predator densities in Kenya: Guarantees exciting memories + lion tracking
Home to numerous indigenous livestock -Ankole, Boran and the Jiddu. This has been particularly helpful to the local community due to provision of water, livestock extension services, health programmes, education and other infrastructure.
Laudable community-based conservation efforts which are in collaboration with the inhabitants
Great view of the nearby snow-capped Mount Kenya, which stands at 5,199 meters above sea level, and the Aberdare Ranges
Great environment and breezy atmosphere when camping at the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro river
A well run Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary
A heavy investment in anti-poaching techniques: electric fence, dogs and armed patrols, Piper Subercub security surveillance aircraft, drones with real time video and 24/7 armed rhino guards as they graze
The Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a must visit destination on your Kenyan safari. It is a destination that will leave you in awe whether taking a luxurious honeymoon holiday in Kenya or seeking to treat your family to the best safari vacation in the East African wild.
Why Go to Ol Pejeta Conservancy?
When choosing any destination to visit on your Kenya safari, there has to be various factors and pointers that you put into consideration. Visiting Ol Pejeta Conservancy is particularly attractive due to:
Availability of flights to Ol Pejeta Conservancy: Once you book an African safari to Ol Pejeta with our top African safari tour operator services, and your means of transport as by plane or 4*4 vehicle, we shall sort out this safari for you. Flights to Ol Pejeta are highly preferred due to the terrain and ease of access
Easy to spot the Big Five: Ol Pejeta is so big and so well run that spotting the big five presents no problems. A lion tracker will easily guide you towards spotting and filming a lion kill on your Ol Pejeta Kenya safari
A Kenyan safari with a purpose: Conservationists the world all over are agitating for responsible tourism. When you visit Ol Pejeta Conservancy, you are guaranteed that all your money is going out for a cause.
Guided tours: There are a multiple bush African safaris and excursions at dawn, dusk and safari vehicle tours during the day. Our expert safari guides are supremely trained to help you see the big five, spot the rhinos and even take an excursion and interact with the local community safely; leaving you with a once-in-a-lifetime experience
Luxurious Accommodation: at Ol Pejeta Conservancy: Whether you wish to stay in a luxurious tented camp as you while away time in the beautiful savanna grasslands on your honeymoon vacation Kenyan safari or spend time in the posh and luxurious hotel accommodation on the best family vacation, Ol Pejeta Conservancy is the place to be. There are over 8 locations that you can choose from depending on your needs such as Sweetwaters Tented Camp, a Chimpanzee Sanctuary
When to go to Ol Pejeta Conservancy
When to go to Ol Pejeta Conservancy is mainly dictated by the weather. The dry season presents the best times as to when to view wildlife and outdoor camping. Typically, this is during June to October.
Quick Fingertip Facts
Best time to go on Kenyan Safaris: June-Oct; Jan-Feb
High Season: Jul-Nov, Jan-Feb: There is a risk of overcrowding in budget areas of the Masai Mara, Amboseli and Lake Nakuru. A client seeking luxurious accommodation such as Ol Pejeta Conservancy tented camps or lodges on safari need not worry.
Low Season: Mar-May: Characterised by heavy rainfall; some camps tend to close. Very cheap prices and related charges
Best Weather to go on Kenya safaris: June-Oct
Worst Weather to go on Kenya Safari: March-May
Where to stay at Ol Pejeta Conservancy Kenya
Where to stay at Ol Pejeta Conservancy Kenya is simple: There are 8 major Ol Pejeta Bush camps and lodges to choose from on this African safari. These are:
Sweetwaters Serena Camp: This is a popular luxurious destination tucked away at Ol Pejeta. A sheltered oasis with 50 tents clustered properly around a waterhole, the Sweetwaters Serena Camp offers a taste of what heaven on earth is. Moreover, Sweetwaters Serena camp rates are incomparable to the luxurious accommodation the tented camps offers more so in its Morani Wing.
Ol Pejeta House: A farmhouse reminisce of the old, golden hospitality, this is one of the best kept secrets. It has various rooms available: Superior guest rooms, standard guest rooms, and the Buffalo Cottage with deluxe rooms and a fireplace
Ol Pejeta Bush Camp: Family-friendly and focused on conservation, the Ol Pejeta Bush Camp is highly recommended as it ingrains the visitor in the values of responsible tourism. So close to the Ewaso Nyiro river, the Ol Pejeta Bush Camp is destined to be a great spot for wildlife.
Kicheche Laikipia Camp: Are you looking for the best family vacation at Ol Pejeta? Then this is the ideal luxurious accommodation for you. Located in the center of the massive Ol Pejeta, the tented camps are set around a waterhole; providing a spectacular view of the wildlife as they trudge to this water point for a drink especially in the dry season. A tent normally accommodates 4 people
Porini Rhino Camp: If you are looking for a hideout that focuses on conservation, then the Porini Rhino Camp at Ol Pejeta Conservancy is the ideal place. With very low carbon footprint , and just six guest tents, this solar-powered African safari destination at Ol Pejeta is the ideal destination in Kenya
Mantis Mutara Tented Camp: A luxurious accommodation beyond marvel, the Mantis Mutara Tented Camp is a reclusive location with just 15 tents in a 20,000 acre land bordering the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. With the massive Mount Kenya sitting to the East and the Aberdares to the south, you are sure to catch a great breeze as you rest on a king size bed in a tent on the massive Laikipia Plateau.
Pelican House: This is a cost-effective luxurious accommodation at Ol Pejeta that is ideal for a group of 8-12. Overlooking the Pelican Dam, this is a great destination as it offers awesome views of the numerous wildlife as they visit the watering spot more so when Ol Pejeta is experiencing the dry season
The Safari Cottages: These are located in Ol Pejeta’s southern wilderness. They are ideal for: game viewing (night drives, bush walks, lion tracking, visiting the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary), nature walks, exclusive and luxurious African honeymoon vacation safaris, the best family vacation safaris
What to Do at Ol Pejeta
On your Ol Pejeta Conservancy African safari, there are various activities that are very compelling:
Romantic Honeymoons Sundowners
Night Game Drive
Bird Walk and ornithology
Bush Walk at Dawn and during the day
Tracking with the dogs
Participating in Endangered species Conservation Efforts
Visiting the Chimpanzee Sanctuary
Riding with the Rhinos
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