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Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Nanyuki

The Basics

It’s possible to spot all of Africa’s Big Five—plus endangered cheetahs, chimpanzees, and Grévy’s zebras—on a safari tour of Ol Pejeta. The preserve’s proximity to central Kenyan attractions such as Mount Kenya National Park makes it a convenient stop on a multi- or full-day tour, while its relative closeness to Nairobi means Ol Pejeta is accessible to time-pressed travelers interested in Africa’s wildlife heritage and ongoing conservation work.

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Ol Pejeta Conservancy Day Tour from Nairobi
Ol Pejeta Conservancy Day Tour from Nairobi
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$243.59 per adult
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Fantastic Day Trip from Nairobi
I'm thrilled with how well this worked out, I wanted to see the last northern white rhinos while I was in Kenya, and Peter and Ben did a fantastic job tailoring the day to what I wanted to see. Lots of time with the northern whites (you can't miss them, they're in an enclosure so it doesn't take luck to happen upon them) and we saw at least a dozen more southern whites around the park, in addition to lots of elephants, water buffalo, zebras, gazelle, etc., plus the chimp sanctuary. I wasn't sure if the price was going to be worth it for a single day, but it really was without question and I'm so glad I didn't miss this while I was in Kenya. This paired perfectly with a Maasai Mara safari since we saw everything except rhinos when we were in Maasai Mara. Give these guys your business, they really deserve it and were such a pleasure to spend the day with. I would go back and do the same tour with them again.
Sean_T, Nov 2021

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a must for nature lovers.

  • Some safari vehicles are wheelchair-accessible—check with your supplier.

  • The conservancy is cashless, so entry, accommodation, and experiences must be booked in advance.

  • Campsites and bed-and-breakfast accommodation are available on-site, as well as a daily program of activities such as horse rides, bush walks, and community visits.

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How to Get There

Located on the equator in central Kenya’s Laikipia County, Ol Pejeta is a 3-to-4-hour drive from Nairobi.Matatus (public buses) depart for Nanyuki from Nairobi hourly, though private transfer is typically more time-efficient. Alternatively, take a 35-minute flight from Nairobi’s Wilson Airport to Nanyuki Airport, about a 45-minute drive from the conservancy.

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When to Get There

The dry season (June through October) is generally considered the best time for wildlife watching in Kenya. However, risking the wet season can reward you with fewer crowds, baby animals, and rich vegetation—if you’re not rained out first.

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Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary

Though they’re not native to Kenya, the Ol Pejeta Conservancy has been taking in abused and orphaned chimpanzees since 1993, when a Burundi center was forced to close. The Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary houses two large groups of rehabilitated primates in sprawling natural enclosures— visit for free with your main-site entry ticket.

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