OL PEJETA, KENYA CONSERVATION EXPERIENCES

OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY
KENYA

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World famous location
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EXPERIENCE WHAT IT TAKES TO SAVE ENDANGERED SPECIES SUCH AS LIONS AND RHINO AT WORLD RENOWNED OL PEJETA, KENYA!

Why is this safari better?

As seen in various documentaries, Ol Pejeta offers an exceptional base from which to explore the secrets of this renowned conservancy – from the pioneering conservation projects that have made it famous to spectacular sightings of black and white rhino, the Big 5 and the world’s last two remaining northern white rhino.

Ol Pejeta is in Central Kenya’s Laikipia County, overlooked by the ragged foothills of Mount Kenya. The terrain ranges from marshland and savannah to thickets of acacias and yellow-green fever trees. The 36,420-hectare reserve was once a cattle ranch and is still used by herders today. Due to the clever use of bomas (enclosures), the herders can keep their Boran cattle safe overnight while fertilising the conservancy’s grassland.

There is a dense population of all sorts of wildlife – including the Big 5 and 300 species of birds – but the conservancy is especially famous for its rhinos, both black and white. It is the only place you can see northern white rhino, with the last two in the world living under 24-hour armed guard at Ol Pejeta. Other endangered animals — Grevy’s zebra, Jackson’s hartebeest and wild dog — are kept in a special 283-hectare enclosure that protects vulnerable species from predation or poaching.

When to travel?

Kenya’s Ol Pejeta Conservancy experiences a mild climate and has consistently good game viewing, making any time of year an exciting one for your safari. The busiest months are July and August, great months to visit are September and October when it’s dry, there’s incredible game viewing and the summer holiday crowds have dispersed. Ol Pejeta is fantastic all-year-round, with lower rates in June and the end of the year.

* Most camps in Ol Pejeta close for the month of May.

Which camp to stay at?

OL PEJETA BUSH CAMP

FOR SOLOS, COUPLES & FAMILIES

Ol Pejeta Bush Camp is a relaxed tented camp set along the narrow Ewaso Ngiro River. The main mess tent overlooks the Ol Pejeta plains on the other side of the river. Sip your morning coffee while watching weaver birds flutter around the fever trees outside and spend evenings with a glass of wine by the fireplace. The campfire is where guests can gather to share stories and get to know one another after the afternoon game drive. Tucked up in bed later at night, listen out for the conservancy’s lions roaring to each other.

There are seven tents (including one family tent) at Ol Pejeta. Each has an en suite with flushing toilets and hot water bucket showers. Beds are snug with extra blankets and a hot-water bottle slipped in during turndown. The tents have spacious decks where guests can while away a few hours in the afternoon, just listening the sounds of the bush.
RATES
From: US $528 per person per night
Open: June to April
Families: children of all ages are welcome

KICHECHE LAIKIPIA CAMP

FOR SOLOS, COUPLES & FAMILIES

An eco-award-winning small luxurious tented camp nestled in the shadows of Mount Kenya at the foot of an indigenous forest overlooking a waterhole. The camp’s squeaky green safari chic marries beautifully and sensitively with the natural highs of her surrounds in the wilderness zone of Ol Pejeta.

The camp is in the low vehicle density wilderness zone of the conservancy and the wildlife viewing is a very private and rewarding activity. Not only is this East Africa’s largest black rhino sanctuary there is also a myriad of other wildlife to be seen including elephant, lion, cheetah and abundant plains game. Ol Pejeta Conservancy also permits night game drives which focus on species not seen on regular day drives.

There are only six luxurious tents and an intimate and personalized atmosphere prevails in this superbly hosted camp, one of them is a spacious family suite with 2 bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms. The bedrooms are connected by a lounge furnished with a sofa and small table enabling private dining. Game viewing is also possible from the comfort of your verandah, overlooking the dam, a magnet for wildlife during the dry season.

RATES
From: US $520 per person per night
Open: June to early April
Families: children of all ages are welcome

CONSERVATION EXPERIENCES

Gain knowledge of what it takes to save a species from world leading experts. Standard inclusions during your stay include game drives, but travellers can go further with these phenomenal experiences + options for community visits, fly-camping & more.

Be part of positive sustainable change!

Endangered species enclosure

Today, only two northern white rhino remain in the world and both are found at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in a 2,8 km2 enclosure protected by 24-hour armed security. Take the opportunity to visit the enclosure, learn from the keepers about the efforts being taken to preserve the last of this highly endangered species, as well as view Grévy’s zebra and Jackson’s hartebeest in a private and intimate setting.

Morning visit: 8.30 am or 11 am Afternoon visit: 3 pm or 3.30 pm — duration 45 minutes. Maximum six people per visit and physical interaction with the rhinos is relatively restricted.

High season: US$75 per adult/US$38 per child
Low season: US$60 per adult/US$30 per child

Canine Anti-Poaching Unit visit

Visit the conservancy’s bloodhound dog kennels and learn about the training that transforms these canines into anti-poaching patrollers. After your tour, you can play a game of human-canine hide and seek, trying to evade the dogs and finding a spot to hide within the Morani Information Centre. A great way to interact, get a bit of exercise for you and the hounds as well as assist in their training.

Morning visit only: 8.30 am, maximum group size of six, minimum age 12 years. Closed toe-shoes recommended. In case the dogs are deployed we will refund money or try to reschedule the activity.

High season: US$60 per adult
Low season: US$60 per adult

Lion tracking

Several lions on the conservancy have been fitted with radio collars and you can learn how to track them with the researchers with a special tracking device. When you locate a pride, you will learn how to identify the individuals by notches on their ears, whisker patterns and other distinguishing marks, and all data is passed to the Ol Pejeta Ecological Monitoring team in order to further understand these magnificent predators. Guests remain in the vehicle at all times.

Morning activity: 6.30 am
Afternoon visit: 3.30 pm — duration approx. two hours, maximum six people.

High season: US$75 per adult/US$38 per child
Low season: US$60 per adult/US$30 per child

Junior Ranger Programme

Ol Pejeta is a great place for children with its Junior Ranger programme. Purchase one of our exciting Junior Ranger Packs, which includes an activity booklet, a box of crayons and five stickers all contained within a very cool Ol Pejeta bag. As families journey through the Conservancy, the idea is to work through all of the questions and games in the booklet. At the end of your journey, the tourism team at Morani Information Centre will be waiting for your children and will ask to repeat the official ranger oath, before presenting a ranger hat, certificate and an honorary pin.

High season: US$30 per child
Low season: US$30 per child

SUSTAINABILITY

All safari camps featured are low impact, sustainable accommodations, featuring;

🍃 No plastics
🍃 Locally grown produce & vegan friendly
🍃 Locally employed staff & community involvement
🍃 Solar powered camps
🍃 Excellent grey waste management
🍃 Low footprint


EXTEND YOUR STAY

Combine your KENYA and experience a safari in some of the most incredible wildlife destinations in the world; including Masai Mara, Amboseli, Samburu and Tsavo National Parks.

Travelers can also extend their itineraries to include Tanzania and exotic Zanzibar.

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ACCOMMODATION RATES INCLUDE

  • OL PEJETA BUSH CAMP: Full-board accommodation, house drinks, day and night game drives, transfers to/from nearest airstrip, limited laundry service
  • KICHECHE LAIKIPIA CAMP: Airstrip transfers; full board accommodation including picnics & drinks, shared game-viewing drives, night drives, escorted bush walks, bush breakfasts (Valley only), laundry

Families

  • Young adults 12-17 years: 75% of adult rate
  • Children 3 – 11 years: 50% of the adult rate
  • Families with children under 7 are required to take a sole use vehicle

Conservation Experiences

  • Some activities may have age restrictions
  • Subject to availability
  • Excludes accommodation (speak to us about a full, free, no obligation quotation)
  • Each guest will receive official confirmation of all donations made by Better Safaris

RATES EXCLUDE

  • International and local airfare
  • Visas and other entry costs
  • Travel insurance
  • PCR testing for your journey home (if applicable)
  • Personal expense such as extra drinks/food, phone calls, curio shop purchases
  • Gratuities for your tour driver/guide, waiters/staff at accommodations
  • Additional activities such as night game drives (US$75 per adult/US$38 per child)

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