OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY
Ol Pejeta Conservancy is the largest Black Rhino Sanctuary in East Africa, home to the last 2 Northern White Rhinos in the World and the only Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Kenya. The Conservancy has over 10000 large mammals. It boasts an astounding variety of animals including the non-indigenous chimpanzees and the Big 5 (the endangered black rhino, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and lion).
Ol Pejeta Conservancy is Africa’s most iconic species hunt, graze, breed, and fight for survival on the plains of Ol Pejeta every day, in an ecosystem that has the highest densities of wildlife in Kenya outside of the Maasai Mara. Using the latest technology to monitor species populations, and smart fencing techniques that allow free movement of migratory wildlife, Ol Pejeta prides itself on being at the cutting edge of conservation innovation. Ol Pejeta is also safeguarding some of the most vulnerable wildlife in the world, and advocating for change.
Ol Pejeta Conservancy is home to two of the world’s last remaining Northern White Rhinos, and a Sanctuary for over 140 critically endangered Black Rhinos. The Conservancy employs highly trained Rhino protection squads. Steps like these ensure it remains a role model for Rhino conservation in East Africa.
Ol Pejeta conservancy has 39 southern whites. There is actually no color difference between White Rhino and Black Rhino. This is the main distinction between White Rhino and Black Rhino which has a hooked lip for browsing.
Chimpanzee Sanctuary at Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a charming haven established by the Jane Goodall Institute to provide sanctuary to orphaned chimps, and the specially protected and fenced refuge of black rhino with its stunning forty specimens!
Do you have a passion for wildlife management, animal welfare, daily care, or just epic adventure? Acquire Adventures Safaris offers many Ol Pejeta Conservancy Safaris where you can book a once-in-a-lifetime Africa Holiday experience.
Ol Pejeta Endangered Species Boma
The Endangered Species Boma is a must-see for any trip to Ol Pejeta. There are only three endangered Northern White Rhinos left in the world. All of them are here and visitors can have the unique experience of seeing these majestic creatures up close. The boma also has six Southern White Rhinos, two Black Rhinos, and numerous Grevy’s zebras and Jackson’s hartebeest.
Meet Baraka the Black Rhino
Baraka Rhino was one of the first Rhinos born in Ol Pejeta Conservancy. It became completely blind after losing an eye to an infection, and he later developed a cataract in the other eye. Baraka is now an ambassador for his species – and a popular attraction at Ol Pejeta Conservancy. It receives visitors daily from 9.30 am to 6.00 pm, with feeding times three times per day.
Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary
Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary was formed in 1993 as a joint alliance between The Jane Goodall Institute and Kenyan Wildlife Services. This sanctuary was established as a refuge for orphaned and confiscated chimpanzees and is the only place in Kenya where non-indigenous chimpanzees can be seen.
This Sanctuary provides a permanent refuge as natural environment as possible – the 40 or so chimpanzees are protected on an island and access to see them is by boat.
Take this unique opportunity to head out on Ol Pejeta Conservancy to track the lion population. It is a great way to support the conservation project and to learn more about these fascinating animals. All of the information gathered is passed on to the Ol Pejeta Ecological Monitoring Department. Guests remain in the vehicle at all times.
Morani Information Centre
Morani Information Centre offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the different wildlife species that live on Ol Pejeta Conservancy; from anatomy to behavior to habitat. The Morani Centre is open from 9a.m to 5a.m every day.
Acquire Adventures Safaris makes arrangements to purchase guests’ Medical Emergency Evacuation Insurance on their behalf while on East African safari to cover their medical evacuation only in case of an accident.