Ol Pejeta Wildlife Conservancy Chimpanzee Rhino Sanctuary Laikipia Kenya

Topi Ol Pejeta Wildlife Conservancy, Laikipia Plateau, Kenya


 The Ol Pejeta Conservancy a 90,000 acre wildlife conservancy situated between the foot hills of the Aberdares and Mount Kenya within the greater Lewa wildlife conservancy. The conservancy has an extensive variety of animals including the big five as well as a chimpanzee sanctuary and endangered rhino sanctuary.

The conservancy has an extensive variety of animals including the big five as well as a chimpanzee sanctuary and endangered rhino sanctuary.

During the colonial era, the area was used as a cattle ranch. However, increasingly elephant populations that previously used the ranch as a migratory corridor took up residence on the property, knocking down fences and making cattle ranching impossible. In 2004 the reserve was purchased by Fauna and Flora International, a UK based conservation organization that turned the ranch into a conservancy.

The Ol Pejeta conservancy encompasses the Sweetwaters Game Reserve where the chimpanzee sanctuary and the endangered black rhino sanctuary is located and the old surrounding ranches which have reverted to wilderness. Ol Pejeta conservancy is now home to three of the remaining critically endangered Northern white rhinos of the six left in captivity after the resend passing away of one of the female rhinos Suni recently.

Since 2004 game has come back into the area in large numbers and populations have increased 15% each year. Open plains, acacia forests, hilly slopes and swamps provide diverse habitats for a wide range of species. There are numerous black rhino, elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, Grevy's zebra, giraffe, cheetah, Thomson's gazelle, Grant's gazelle, black-backed jackals, ostrich, baboons, waterbuck, oryx, eland and more. Birds will not disappoint with several hundred species present on the conservancy.

There are a wide range of activities to enjoy on the conservancy such as game drives, walking safaris and horse-riding. With just three camps in the conservancy the area is wild and you rarely see another vehicle. Just an hour’s drive from the small settlement of Nanyuki the reserve is easily accessible but offers a very wild experience on the Laikipia Plateau.

Why Visit Ol Pejeta Wildlife Conservancy, Laikipia Plateau, Kenya.

  • See the only chimpanzees in Kenya
  • Visit and see the critically endangered species including Northern white rhinos, chimpanzees, Jackson's Hartebeest and Grevy's Zebras
  • The wide range of activities on offer on the conservancy
  • The numerous wildlife found within the conservancy seen on walking, horseback and game drives.
  • For a truly off the beaten path safari experience away from the touristic crowds.
  • The superior world class accommodations located within the Ol Pejeta conservancy.