- GENERAL INFO
The Ol Pejeta Conservancy established on 1988 is a not-for-profit organization situated in Kenya’s Laikipia County adjacent to Nanyuki town.Ol Pejeta is East Africa’s Largest Black Rhino Sanctuary, is situated at the foot hills of the Aberdares and the magnificent snow-capped Mount Kenya.
The Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary is situated here, and provides a haven for orphaned, abandoned and rescued chimpanzees. It is the only place in Kenya where these great apes can be seen. The Sanctuary opened in 1993 in a negotiated agreement between the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and the Jane Goodall Institute.
The Ol Pejeta Conservancy straddles the Equator so you can be on the northern and southern hemisphere at the same time and it’s a clear day, you will also have breathtaking views of Mount Kenya.
Area : 364sq km
The conservancy experiences average temperature and good amounts of rainfall annually.
Ol Pejeta Game Sanctuary is located in typical savannah grasslands with ‘Whistling Thorn’ and other acacia trees,
All members of the ‘big five’ can be found on the Ol Pejeta Conservancy; lion, buffalo, elephant, leopard and rhino. Both black and white rhino thrive here. Other rare animals that can be found on Ol Pejeta include the endangered African wild dog, oryx, Jackson’s hartebeest,Grevy’s zebra, serval, cheetah and bat-eared fox. The more common African wildlife can, of course, be found here too; giraffe, vervet monkeys, baboons, hippos, impala, eland, Grant’s gazelle, dik-dik, plains zebra, silver backed jackal, hyena
Birds: There are also over 300 bird species on the Conservancy.