Ol Pejeta Conservancy


Name: Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Country: Kenya

The Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a 90,000-acre non-for-profit organization situated in Kenya’s Laikipia County adjacent to Nanyuki town. It is situated on the equator west of Nanyuki, between the foothills of the Aberdare’s and Mount Kenya. It aims to secure habitats for the purposes of wildlife conservation. The main objective therefore is to ensure that all activities undertaken in the Conservancy do not compromise species biodiversity.


All 5 members of the ‘big five’ can be found on the Ol Pejeta Conservancy; lion, buffalo, elephant, leopard and rhino including a healthy breeding population of the highly endangered black rhino. Cheetah, hippo, giraffe, baboon, patas monkey, aardvark, impala, Grevy’s zebra, hyena, African wild dog and bat-eared fox. There are also over 300 bird species on the Conservancy.

Climatic Conditions

The conservancy experiences average temperature and good amounts of rainfall annually.

Major Attractions

Ol Pejeta is East Africa’s largest Black Rhino Sanctuary, the only place in Kenya to see chimpanzees and holds some of the highest predator densities in Kenya. It is also home to southern white rhinos and the critically endangered northern white rhinos. The conservancy also operates a successful cattle program that is integrated with the local wildlife.


It is situated on the equator west of Nanyuki, between the foothills of the Aberdare’s and Mount Kenya.

Getting There

  • By Road: Road transfers from Nairobi (approximately 205 km)

Best time to visit

During the dry season which happens to be from January through to April and from June to end of October.


  • Visit the Chimpanzee Sanctuary
  • Visit to the Morani Information Centre
  • Night game drives
  • Game viewing drives
  • Guided bush walks
  • Bird watching
  • Visiting ‘Baraka’ the tame rhino
Sweetwaters Serena Camp

Sweetwaters Tented Camp is located at the middle of Ol Pejeta Conservancy below the plains of Mt Kenya. It is a sheltered oasis, clustered around a water hole and set in the pristine calm of the priva...


Once the exclusive ranch house of multi-millionaire Adnan Kashoggi, this magnificent presented house stands at the centre of the private Ol Pejeta Conservancy.  Ol Pejeta House is set against the spe...