Activities in Ol Pejeta Conservancy 2022 : Ol Pejeta is the foothills of Mount Kenya, in Laikipia county, central Kenya. Ol Pejeta conservancy is situated on the equator west of Nanyuki, between the foothills of the Aberdares and Mount Kenya. The scenic Ol pejeta conservancy is a 90000 acre (360 km2) non-profit wildlife conservancy and it was established as a game ranch back in 1988 and transformed into a wildlife conservancy in 2004 .Ol Pejeta conservancy is high profile wildlife sanctuary of significant importance to conservation. It is a relatively uncrowded wilderness area, home to an impressive variety of wildlife, including critically endangered and even functionally extinct species, it’s a home of big five that is elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo, and leopard.
The activities done in ol pejeta conservancy 2022.
Ol Pejeta conservancy offers one-of-a kind experiences which truly highlight what makes this beautiful region of Kenya so special especially in ol Pejeta conservancy and the following are the activities;
- Canine Anti-Poaching Unit Visit in Ol Pejeta conservancy.
Ol Pejeta’s anti-poaching dog unit is open to visitors. After an insightful tour about the training these animals undergo to become anti-poaching patrollers, you can play agame of human – canine hide and seek trying to dodge the canine and finding a spot to hide within the Morani information center. This is is a fun way to interact with the dogs, you get abit of exercise and the hoods do too. The visits to the unit are restricted to six people per group. This activity is not suitable for children under the age of 12 years old. The dogs are each trained in a particular specialty-from detaining potential suspects, and searching for ammunition, down to tracking the scent of a poacher.
- Lion Tracking in Ol Pejeta conservancy.
This is fun and unique opportunity for you to contribute towards lion conservation with in the conservancy, You will spend time with the conservancy’s researchers to track and learn more about the lions living there. You can participate in helping them to gather important research information needed to monitor the lions, When identifying lions, features such as ear tears, whisker spots, and nose spots can be used, It is an excellent way to learn about lions while also getting to spend time with time while out in the bush.
- Riding with rhinos in the endangered species enclosure in Ol Pejeta conservancy.
Enjoy morning or late evening horse riding within endangered species enclosure, predator –free. This area offers you a wonderful opportunity to encounter a myriad of plain game. However the highlight of this activity is meeting the last remaining northern white rhino. These rhinos that is Najin and Fatu are daughters of Sudan, who became world-famous after being the last remaining male northern white rhino before he died in March 2018.
During December 2009, Sudan, Najin, Fatu (another male northern white rhino) were flown into a zoo in the Czech Republic to Ol Pejeta conservancy believing that the climate and grasslands of the Laikipia region of Kenya would provide better breeding conditions in the hopes of rescuing the species from the brink of extinction. At this stage, these four northern white rhinos were the last of seven alive and all previous breeding attempts in the zoo had failed.
Three years ago the rhinos arrived at Ol Pejeta.Suni was seen mating with Najin, unfortunately after 16 months there no baby rhinos. Shortly after a southern white male was introduced to Najin and Fatu hoping for an off spring but again the efforts were proved fruitless. In late 2014, Suni died of natural causes leaving Sudan as the last remaining northern white rhino.
At this stage the future of this subspecies depends on the development of in vitro fertilization techniques and stem cell technology, complicated and costly procedures that been before been attempted in rhinos.
- Junior Ranger Program in Ol Pejeta conservancy.
If your are travelling with children between the age of four and twelve and wondering how you will keep them entertained while on a Kenya Wildlife safari, read on. Now your little ones can become arranger for the day by purchasing a junior ranger pack. These packs include a book filled with fun activities, as well as coloring crayons and stickers. As they venture through the conservancy, the children have to work through all the activities, competing the questions in the booklet as they go, when they reach the end of their adventure the tourism team at Morani information center will be waiting to ask them to repeat the official ranger before presenting them with a certificate, ranger hat, and apin to confirm their status as honorary rangers.
- Running with rangers In Ol Pejeta conservancy.
If you are fitness enthusiast and you love the outdoors, there is no better way to start your day than with a run with the conservancy’s rangers. Join them as they take a 5-7km run which follows gentle terrain across the plains. During your run there is also a chance you may encounter wildlife such as rhinos and elephants.
Should you get a little bit tired you are welcome to stop and rest while the rangers do their push-ups or hitch and loads of enthusiasm. After your run, you are welcome to join the rangers for fresh cup of coffee and learn more about the special work they do not keep the wildlife safe thus Activities in Ol Pejeta Conservancy 2022.
Group numbers are restricted to six people and physical fitness is requirement for this activity.
Best time to visit Ol Pejeta Conservancy 2022.
Ol Pejeta conservancy can be visited throughout the year but during late September to the end of October is a great time to visit, there are always fewer people and great opportunities for wildlife viewing. The short rains of November and December rejuvenate the grasslands and herald the arrival of migratory birds.
Where to stay in Ol Pejeta conservancy during your visit.
Ol Pejeta conservancy has a number of accommodation facilities where you can stay during your wildlife Kenya safari to carry out activities in Ol pejeta conservancy, the accommodations range from, midrange ,budget, luxury and campsites including Sweet waters Serena camp, Ol Pejeta house, Esiankiki Resort and Spa, Royal cottages, The great circle lodge, Kongoni camp ,Maiyan.
How to get to Ol Pejeta conservancy.
Ol Pejeta conservancy can be accessed by both road and flight means.
By road means. The drive to Ol pejeta conservancy from Nairobi take about three to four hours. The last 13km to ol pejeta is dirt, and 4 times 4 vehicles are essential in the rainy season. From Nakuru/Naivasha, use the Nyahururu and Nyeri route to enter Ol Pejeta through Nanyuka, about 6.5km after the Nanyuki airstrip, there is asign to Ol Pejeta on the left and it is labeled all the way to Rongai gate of the conservancy.
By flight/air means. The easiest way to get to Ol pejeta conservancy is to take one of the daily scheduled flights from Nairobi to Nanyuka airstrip, which is 45 minute travel. It is possible to charter a flight from any other park to Ol pejeta’s airstrip (currently only open to charter flight).
Domestic flights between parks are usually booked by tour operators as part of their tour package, scheduled flights to Nanyuki (closet airstrip to Ol Pejeta ) leave from Wilson Airport 6km/4mi south of Nairobi. Flights can be booked with the following domestic carriers; Air Kenya, Safarilink.
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