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Where is Ol Pejeta Conservancy located?
Ol Pejeta Conservancy is situated near Nanyuki Town on the equator, between the foot hills of the Aberdares and the magnificent snow-capped Mount Kenya. Ol Pejeta Conservancy’s main gate is 14 kilometres from the equator turn off, just before Nanyuki.

What are your rates?
We have different rates for citizens, residents and international visitors. You can view our rates on our website here or download our tariff brochure

How do I book online?
In June 2017, Ol Pejeta went cashless. Clear instructions on how to use our online booking system can be found on our website www.olpejetaconservancy.org alternatively please do not hesitate to contact our tourism office for further information on 0707 187 141 or info@olpejetaconservancy.org

What time do the entry gates open?
Gates open at 7am and close by 7pm. We do not allow entry into Ol Pejeta Conservancy after 7:00 pm. If you are staying overnight on Ol Pejeta, you must be back at your lodge by 7pm. Driving after 7pm is strictly prohibited unless in an authorised Ol Pejeta vehicle.

What do you mean by single entry tickets?Our entry tickets are single entry valid for 24 hours. This essentially means, if you are staying outside of the conservancy, you have to pay each time you enter the conservancy even if on the same day. Our tickets do not allow for multiple entry.If you are staying overnight with one of our tourism partners situated inside the conservancy, your ticket is valid for 24 hours. If you decide to leave the conservancy and then re-enter on the same day, you will be required to pay again. We do not allow multiple entries on one ticket.

How do I get there?
Getting to Kenya.
Nairobi is one of the biggest transport hubs on the continent. International flights arrive in Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Most domestic flights, including flights to Nanyuki, leave from Wilson Airport (WIL).It is important to check your visa requirements before entering into Kenya.

Getting to Ol Pejeta.
The drive from Nairobi to Ol Pejeta takes about 3-4 hours. The road from Nairobi to Nanyuki is tarmacked and our main entry gate, Rongai gate is easily accessible from Nanyuki Town on a tar road, with the last 13 kilometres to Ol Pejeta on a graded dirt road. Visitors can also enter via Serat Gate on the Rumuruti road.From Nakuru/ Naivasha; it is best to take the road via Nyahururu and Nyeri to enter Ol Pejeta through Nanyuki. About 6.5km after Nanyuki airstrip, there is a sign to Ol Pejeta on the left, and it is signposted all the way to Rongai Gate.If you would rather fly, there are daily scheduled flights from Nairobi Wilson Airport to Nanyuki airstrip (which is a 45 minute drive from Ol Pejeta). Air Kenya and Safarilink both offer services to Nanyuki from Nairobi. FLY SAX operates flights 3 times a week direct to Ol Pejeta’s Kamok Airstrip. All accommodation providers on Ol Pejeta can arrange a transfer to and from the airstrips. It is also possible to charter a flight from any other wildlife conservancy or airstrip, into Kamok. For more information on flights and availability, please contact the Tourism Office on info@olpejetaconservancy.org or call us on 0707187 141

Do you provide road transfers from Nairobi?
We do not provide road transfers, however, we can recommend an independent and friendly taxi service. Please contact the tourism office for more information 0707 187 141 or info@olpejetaconservancy.org

Can I come in my own car?
Yes you can. There is a good network of graded all weather roads and tracks inside the conservancy allowing self-drive clients to comfortably drive around inside in a 2 wheel drive vehicle. During the wet season the small bush tracks should be avoided as these tracks are not all weather and are tricky to navigate when wet.

Do I have to use 4WD vehicle?
Not necessarily. The roads and tracks on the Western side of the conservancy are graded and all weather therefore you can comfortably drive a small vehicle within the conservancy.Avoid the small bush tracks, especially in the wet weather. These tracks have not been graded.

Can I get lost in the conservancy?
It is not very easy to get lost while in the conservancy, as we have well defined roads and tracks that are appropriately and visibly marked for easy direction. You can purchase a detailed map at the gate (insert price?) upon entry that will help you navigate through the conservancy with ease. In case any assistance is required while on your game drive, you can contact us on our Tourism Office on 0707 187 141 and we will be able to assist where needed.If you are not in a 4 wheel drive vehicle, it is advisable that you do not cross Elephant Bridge into the wilderness sector. The roads on this side of the conservancy are not all weather, and the roads are not sign posted.

Do you sell road maps of Ol Pejeta?
Yes we do. Road maps are available for sale at our main gate shop and also at the shop at Morani’s Restaurant (price?). This map is also available for download on our website

How do I book a guide?
Guides can be booked, through our Tourism office on 0707 187 141 or info@olpejetaconservancy.org or directly at the gate. Guides are subject to availability at the time of booking.

What are the best times to game drive?
You can do a game drive at any time, but the early mornings and evenings are best as the wildlife tends to be more active at this time (in the heat of the day many animals rest in the shade).

What animals will I see?
We pride ourselves in having the highest densities of wildlife in Kenya outside of the Masai Mara and are home to the Big 5. We are also the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa, and are the only place in Kenya to see chimpanzees and the critically endangered northern white rhinos as well as a wide variety of other wildlife and birds.

What can I do while I am on Ol Pejeta Conservancy?
There is lots to do while at the conservancy. We are the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa and home to the Big 5 and other great variety of wildlife which all makes for some spectacular game drive. The Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary is also a highlight and is the only place in Kenya to see these endangered species. We also have a rhino memorial a reminded or the rhinos tragically lost to poaching. Ol Pejeta Conservancy lies on the equator, so there is a great photographic opportunity at the Equator Crossing sign. You can also enjoy a guided river walk at Hippo Hide. Of course, no visit to Ol Pejeta is complete without a visit to Baraka, our blind black rhino and a tour around the Moranis’ Information Center.

What are Conservation Activities?
These are activities that have been specially developed to allow our visitors to engage further with Ol Pejeta and the work that we do here. These activities are charged at US$40 per person per day and are subject to availability at the time of booking. They include:

How do I book a conservation activity?
You can book these activities online on our website or contact our Tourism Office directly on 0707 187 141 or email us on info@olpejetaconservancy.org.
Activities are subject to availability at the time of booking.

Are there places to stay on Ol Pejeta Conservancy and how do I book?
From wild camping by the river, to the lap of luxury in the old colonial ranch house, there are 10 accommodation choices on Ol Pejeta, sure to suit every budget and taste. Ol Pejeta has a close working partnership with its tourism operators, to ensure that tourism here is sustainable and beneficial to wildlife and the local communities.

If you would like to book any of these properties, please contact the Tourism Office 0707187 141 or email us on info@olpejetaconservancy.org

If I want to book a full Safari Itinerary to include other destinations, flights and road transfers within Kenya, are you able to help us?
Yes! We know a great deal about Kenya and the best places to visit and can work with you to develop a super itinerary that visits Ol Pejeta and other beautiful places. Please contact the Tourism Office with all your requirements, we would be delighted to help info@olpejetaconservancy.org or 0707 187 141

How many people does Pelican House accommodate?
Pelican House is a self-catering property that has 4 rooms, and can accommodate a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 12 (in triple rooms).

Are chef/ fully catered services provided at Pelican House?
You can hire a chef for your stay at Pelican House at an additional per day. Chef services must be booked and confirmed ahead of your arrival.Pelican House can also offer a fully catered option. Please contact the Tourism Office for more information on 0707 187 141 or info@olpejetaconservancy.org

Is there any budget accommodation?
Yes! The Stables offers basic but comfortable accommodation facilities with shared bathrooms. The Stables caters for those looking for a safari on a budget and is best suited for independent, self-drive visitors. In case you do not have a vehicle, please contact the Tourism Office for options.

How do I book a campsite?
You can book a campsite online or contact our Tourism Office 0707 187 141 or info@olpejetaconservancy.org for assistance. It is important to confirm availability of the campsite ahead of arrival. We have 5 campsites, and all of them are booked exclusively with only one group at any one time.

Why do I have to pay a campsite fee?
The campsites fee ensures exclusivity of the campsite. It also covers costs for servicing the campsite with a bowser of borehole water, firewood and a camp toilet.

Are there places to eat while on Ol Pejeta?
We have a restaurant within the conservancy called Morani’s Restaurant, which was named one of the top 20 amazing places to eat in Kenya. It is conveniently located at the Morani Information Center, making it a perfect halfway stop during an adventure packed day of safari and activities. For a fast food option, try The Safari Diner, also situated at the Information Center. Open from 09:00am – 5:00pm, 7 days a week. Food orders taken until 4:45pm.

Is Ol Pejeta child-friendly?
Yes you can bring your little ones along. They love seeing the animals, especially Baraka and the chimpanzees. If your child is between the age of 4 and 16 they can become an Ol Pejeta Junior Ranger, by purchasing one of our exciting Junior Ranger Packs at any of the following locations: Morani’s Restaurant, Rongai Gate Gift Shop and the Chimpanzee Adoption Center. The pack includes an activity booklet, a box of crayons and 5 stickers all contained within a very cool Ol Pejeta bag. As you journey through the Conservancy, the idea is to work through all of the questions and games in the booklet. At the end of your journey, the Tourism Team at Morani Information Center will be waiting for you and will ask you to repeat the official ranger oath, before presenting you with a ranger hat, a certificate and an honorary pin.

Is there a code of conduct on Ol Pejeta?
Yes! On arrival at our entry gates visitors will be given a Code of Conduct document that highlights the do’s and don’ts’s while on the conservancy. This code of conduct is also available on our website.

How do I report someone breaking the code of conduct?
This is a serious offense and we are always grateful to anyone who reports anyone breaking our code of conduct. In particular, driving off road, or people being out of their vehicles in undesignated areas. Please do not hesitate to call any of the following numbers to report any concerns. 0723 312 673/ 0707 187 141.

Can we get out of our vehicles and touch the animals?
No. The animals are wild. Do not get out of your vehicle unless in a designated area. Remember you are food.

How do I volunteer at Ol Pejeta?
We are always excited to help volunteers, and those looking to join our team on internships. Please email volunteer@olpejetaconservancy.org or call 0729 201 233 or click here to find out more.

How do I donate online?
Thank you for thinking of donating to Ol Pejeta Conservancy. There are many ways to support Ol Pejeta Conservancy and to be a part of our mission. You can adopt a chimpanzee, adopt a rhino, sponsor a child, or donate towards our ecological and community programmes. Whichever way you decide to support us, we can assure you that all your contributions will help keep the future bright for the wildlife and communities in and around Ol Pejeta.
Please visit www.olpejetaconservancy.org/support/ to view all the options on how to donate.