What To Do During Your Stay

  • What to do on Ol Pejeta
  • baraka the blind rhino

You will never run out of things to do on Ol Pejeta. From game viewing, visiting rescued chimpanzees, to night drives and spending time with Baraka our tame rhino, we promise you an experience you won't forget.

If you are interested in any of these activities and are staying in one of our five lodges, please speak to your lodge manager. If you are staying at Pelican House, please contact Sarah Vigne. If you are camping or coming in for the day, contact our Radio Room on +254 723 312 673 or directly on arrival at the Tourism office lines on +254 707 187 141 or +254 752 325 379.

  • Visit the Chimpanzees - The Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary is home to 39 chimpanzees. The sole objective of the Sanctuary is to provide a safe, secure and permanent refuge for these chimpanzees. The Sanctuary is open from 9am -10:30am and from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
  • Visit our Endangered Species Boma - Our endangered species boma is home to four (4) northern white rhinos, the endangered Grevy’s zebra and the Kongoni (or Jackson’s Hartebeest). During your visit you will meet Najin, Fatu, Suni and Sudan, four of only seven northern white rhinos in the world, and learn about their story and the story of their species. Visit starts from the Morani Information Center. 
  • lion tracking on Ol Pejeta
  • Morani Information Center
  • Chimpanzees on Ol Pejeta
  • Visit to the Morani Information Center - The Morani Information Center offers visitors a chance to learn about the various species of wildlife present on the Conservancy and to provide comprehensive information about how a modern wildlife Conservancy works. Visitors to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy have free access to the Morani Information Centre and to Baraka, our tame black rhino. Come visit and feed Baraka from 10.30am to 6.00pm everyday!
  • Night Game DrivesThanks to Ol Pejeta Conservancy’s private status it is able to offer the unique pleasure of night game drives 
  • Game Viewing - Offering an abundance of indigenous wildlife as well as breathtaking views of Mt. Kenya and the Aberdare ranges, the Ol Pejeta Conservancy is truly an authentic African safari holiday. Experience close up viewing of the Big Five – lion, elephant, rhino, leopard and buffalo – as well as multitudes of other wildlife from the comfort of your vehicle. Download our animal list here
  • Guided Bush Walks - Explore Ol Pejeta's vast Savannah on foot and experience the very best in African wildlife viewing. Learn more about animal behaviour, how to identify animal tracks/droppings and discover the diverse flora and fauna from our well-trained guides. The walk is offered in the morning between 6.30 and 9.30am or afternoon between 3.30 and 6.30pm
  • Lion Tracking - Accompany our research teams to radio track our lion prides across the Conservancy.
    The tracking is offered in the morning between 6.30 and 9.30am or afternoon between 3.30 and 6.30pm 
  • Bird Watching - With well over 300 recorded species of bird, Ol Pejeta is an ornithologist's paradise
    Download our bird list here
  • Game Viewing from Blinds - Long established hides and blinds are dotted around Ol Pejeta for the keen nature observers and photographers
  • Camel Rides - Camel rides are available from Sweetwaters Tented Camp
  • A Morning with the Cattle Management Team - Visitors are provided with the opportunity to witness the success of the wildlife-cattle integration system. In addition, visitors can visit the “bomas”, which are mobile predator-proof structures, where the cattle are held overnight. For more information, contact our Livestock Manager, Giles Prettejohn at giles.prettejohn@olpejetaconservancy.org
  • Community Visit - An opportunity to visit our surrounding communities and observe the tangible social benefits Ol Pejeta has created. Visitors can also get engaged at various levels to support community projects
  • Outdoor Adventures – Join Kenya’s premier outdoor activity and adventure company, Rift Valley Adventures, for adrenaline filled activities across Ol Pejeta. Some of the outdoor activities offered on Ol Pejeta include; cycling safaris, canoeing, kayaking and rafting, rock climbing, abseiling, hiking up Mt. Kenya, corporate training and team building amongst others.

If you are interested in any of these activities and are staying in one of our five lodges, please speak to your lodge manager. If you are staying at Pelican House, please contact Sarah Vigne. If you are camping or coming in for the day, contact our Radio Room on +254 723 312 673 or directly on arrival at the Tourism office lines on +254 707 187 141 or +254 752 325 379.

For more information on tourism activities on Ol Pejeta, please contact info@olpejetaconservancy.org.

View of Mt Kenya from Ol Pejeta
Photo credits: Brendan Hill, Teeku Patel / www.sokomoto.com, Sandra Hill