What To Do During Your Stay

Whilst visiting Ol Pejeta Conservancy, you are able to participate in a wide selection of Conservation Activities which are designed to make your stay here even more enjoyable, but will also allow you to get involved with our ongoing conservation work and efforts.

To book with us directly, please email us on info@olpejetaconservancy.org or call us on one of the following numbers:

  • Tourism office: +254 (0) 707 187 141 or + 254 (0) 20 203 3244
  • Radio Room + 254 (0) 723 312 673
  • You can also contact our Tourism Manager, Annick Mitchell, directly if you can't get through our main numbers: +254 (0) 722 518 230

 

Night Game Drive on Ol PejetaNight Game Drive
A night game drive offers visitors an opportunity to discover Ol Pejeta Conservancy 'after hours'. With the help of a spot light, the drives can produce some unusual sightings of nocturnal animals, including aardvark, white-tailed mongoose, zorillas and even perhaps, bat eared fox. Lion, often sleeping during the day are often sighted alert and active at night, and even on occasion, the more elusive leopard.
Departs daily between 19:00 – 23:00.
Blankets are provided in the vehicle but we would recommend that you come dressed appropriately to keep warm.

 

Guided Bush Walk
Walking on the plains of Ol Pejeta Conservancy guests will enjoy a unique game viewing perspective whilst being given a brief insight into what it takes to be an Ol Pejeta ranger patrolling the length and breadth of the conservancy on foot to ensure that our rhino are kept safe. Accompanied by one of our experienced armed rangers, this interpretive walks brings you up close and personal with the sights, smells and sounds of the African bush. Learn about game trails, spoor identification as well as insects, birds and smaller mammals. The walk is not designed to be strenuous however a reasonable level of fitness is required. The activity is not suitable for children under 12 years, and is restricted to a maximum group size of 6 people.
Departs daily between 06:30 – 09:30 and 15:30 – 18:30.
Water and snacks are provided but we would recommend that clients wear closed shoes and carry sun-cream and a hat.

LLion Tracking on Ol Pejetaion Tracking
Visitors will have a unique opportunity to learn about and track the lions of Ol Pejeta Conservancy and contribute towards conservation efforts. Guests can participate in helping us to gather vital research information needed to monitor the collared lions. In the event that the collared lions are inaccessible, other lion sightings are reported and the same identifying features such as whisker spots, ear tears and nose spotting recorded. It is a great way to learn about lions and all of the information gathered is passed on to the Ol Pejeta Ecological Monitoring Department. Guests remain in the vehicle at all times.
Departs daily between: 06:30 - 09:30 and 15:30 – 18:30.
Water, snacks, lion ID sheets and pens will be provided and recommend that clients come with their cameras and binoculars.

Bird walk on Ol PejetaRavine River Bird Walk
With over 300 different species of birds, Ol Pejeta Conservancy is an ornithological paradise. Accompanied by one of our experienced armed rangers, this interpretive walk through ravine forests, offers visitors a chance to see a wide variety of resident and migratory bird species, whilst still enjoying the sights, smells and sounds of the African bush. The ravine river bird walk is not designed to be strenuous however a reasonable level of fitness is required. The activity is not suitable for children under 12 years, and is restricted to a maximum group size of 6 people.
Departs daily between 06:30 – 09:30 and 15:30 – 18:30.
Water and snacks are provided.
Binoculars a  must!!

Northern White RhinosEndangered Species Enclosure
In 2009 Ol Pejeta Conservancy welcomed four of the world's last remaining seven northern white rhino from the Dvur Kralove Zoo in the Czech Republic. Visitors have a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet the four rhino up close and personal and to hear their amazing story. All proceeds for the Endangered Species Enclosure are reinvested into the continuing efforts to pull the species back from the verge of extinction. The 700-acre endangered species enclosure also protects small populations of Grevy's zebra and the Jackson's hartebeest.
Depart twice daily from the Morani Information Centre at 08:30 and 16:00.

 

Chimpanzee SanctuarySweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary
Since 1993, the Sweetwater's Chimpanzee Sanctuary in collaboration with the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and the Jane Goodall Institute has provided a home to orphaned chimpanzees rescued from traumatic situations from different parts of the world. The chimpanzees cannot be reintroduced to the wild, so Ol Pejeta now provides them with the space and safety to ensure that they are able to live as wild an existence as possible. Visitors to the Sanctuary are given a unique opportunity to view the chimpanzees and learn more about this highly threatened species.
Opens daily from 10:00 – 15:30.

Morani Information Centre
Our world famous tame black rhino, Morani, passed away in 2008.  Morani was a fantastic draw for our visitors and helped us to educate them about the plight of black rhinos in Africa, and what must be done to ensure their survival. The Morani Information Centre was built in his memory and it provides comprehensive information about how a modern wildlife Conservancy works.
Whilst at the Morani Information Centre visitors will also have an opportunity to meet another famous black rhino ambassador, Baraka. Baraka is completely bind and entirely dependent on humans for his survival. Being able to see Baraka up close and personal is a highlight for many of our visitors.
Opens daily from 07:00 – 18:30.

Hippo Hide
Visit the Hippo Hide and enjoy a peaceful walk along the Ewaso Nyiro River. For those who are interested our guides can introduce you indigenous plants and their values and use by local people, or they will point out interesting birds, and any small mammals that are sighted.
Opens daily from 07:00 – 18:30.

Wildlife – Livestock Integration
Ol Pejeta Conservancy currently holds the largest single herd of pure Boran cattle in the world, with 2,000 top quality Boran breeding cows. Livestock ranching and wildlife conservation are not considered mutually exclusive here. Indeed Ol Pejeta has pioneered the use of controlled grazing to manage the land as a means to increase biodiversity, making us a model for modern wildlife conservation. Ol Pejeta Boran beef is processed on site, and distributed to various butcheries in Nanyuki and Nairobi. The beef is free from any growth hormones and feed additives and our abattoir is halal Certified.

Community Visits
There is an opportunity for our guests to visit our surrounding communities and observe the tangible social benefits the Ol Pejeta Conservancy has created. The Conservancy has been involved in various community projects, focusing on improving areas such as health, water, roads, education, agricultural and livestock extension. Visitors can also get engaged at various levels to support community projects. Some of the areas frequented by visitors include visit to nearby community schools and a visit to the Marura Village Community Dispensary.