Animals in Ol Pejeta Conservancy Kenya 2022 : The Ol pejeta conservancy is a 360 km (140 sq mi) not-for- profit wildlife conservancy in central Kenya’s Laikipia County. It is situated on the equator west of Nanyuki, between the foothills of the Aberdares and Mount Kenya. Ol pejeta covers 90,000 acres containing four different key habitats (plains, riverine, wetlands and mixed acacia bush lands) hundreds of species and thousands of animals, and is surrounded by a population of more than 50,000 people.

Climate and weather of Ol pejeta conservancy.

Due to the high altitude, Ol pejeta experiences a mild climate. Temperatures are fairly constant all year-daytime temperatures are in the mid-twenties, while nights are cooler. Warm clothes for game drivers are essential. The main wet season (the long rains) is from March to May while there is a shorter wet period (the short rains), which peaks in November.

Dry season.

The dry season has mostly sunny days, although rainfall is possible at any time. Temperatures of around 240 C/75 0F are common. At 10 0C/50 0F nighttime and early mornings are cold.

June and July conditions at this time of the year are very pleasant in Ol Pejeta with an average afternoon temperatures of 24 0C /75 0F.overall, it is generally sunny with an occasional burst of rain.

August and September. These months are similar, although rain increases in august and temperatures do pick up-however, increases of both small. ln the afternoon the temperatures will normally get to 24 0C/75 0F.

Wet season.

Even though the wet season is between Octobers and may a drier period from December to February separates the short rains and long rains. Overcast days are not unusual.

October and November, short rains, it normally starts raining in October. The temperature in the afternoon averages Avery pleasant.220C to 77o F

Animals in Ol Pejeta Conservancy Kenya 2022
Animals in Ol Pejeta Conservancy Kenya 2022

December, January, February : These are the months separating the short and long rains when it is much drier. It is exact timing differs each year and it will be still be wet some days,

March, April and May, ‘Long rains’ April sees the most rainfall. Although it doesn’t rain for the whole day, tracks might become challenging to navigate. It is warmer in the morning with average temperatures of about 10°C/500


 All members of the’’ Big five game’’ (lion, Cape buffalo, African elephant, leopard and rhinoceros) can be found on the Ol Pejeta conservancy .Both black and white rhino thrive here.In 2013, Ol Pejeta recorded the birth of 100 Th black rhino. The conservancy has well as a sanctuary for rescued chimpanzees.

The Sweetwaters chimpanzee sanctuary which is only one in Kenya for this endangered species was started in 1993, with an initial group of 3 chimpanzees being brought in the sanctuary from Burundi after the break of the civil war and this number has increased over the years as more chimpanzees are rescued from harsh or threatening situations. They are given names on arrival in the Sanctuary and such names include Bahati, Ali Kaka, Alley, and Jojo Eva among others. Since the rescued chimpanzees are never introduced to the wild again, you can adopt a chimpanzee and support the work of the sanctuary. As mentioned earlier the Ol Pejeta conservancy aims to secure habitat for the purposes of wildlife conservation and in particular the endangered species, making it now the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa.

Ol Pejeta is the nonprofit wildlife conservancy, a sanctuary for chimpanzee and generates income for wildlife tourism for and community development. It is home to the big 5 which includes the endangered black and white rhino, the lion, elephant, buffalo as well as sanctuary for rescued chimpanzees.

Where to stay in Ol Pejeta conservancy in Kenya 2022.

  There are various and beautiful places where to stay in Ol Pejeta during your visit which as follows;

Midrange hotels; Sweetwaters serene camp 4-star which is 2.5 miles to OL Pejeta conservancy, Railsend Hotel 3-star which is 9.7 miles to Ol Pejeta conservancy and many others.Mid-range hotels are the perfect combination of value-for-money and comfort. These hotels are often bigger rooms than budget hotels which are more amenities.You will find these hotels in the city center as well as in parks.

Budget hotels, these include celebrica hotel, the greater circle lodge, royal cottages, Ol Pejeta house, Budget hotels are the hotels that provides minimum amenities and services for a lower price than regular hotel in the area, they  also provide clean rooms that are safe and meet the basic needs of a guest for an extra cost.

Luxury hotels. Mount Kenya villas and eco-camp,ole samara guest suites,podo cottages, Mutara camp,soames hotel and jack’s bar, acacia villas and others these hotels provides no set standards such as stars these hotels always have spa treatments, restaurants ,bars, fitness centers and range of well-designed rooms and suites.

How to get to Ol Pejeta conservancy.

Ol Pejeta can be accessed by both road and air transport,

 Air transport, there is charter and domestic flights. Charter flights are flights that operates on the basis of rented; while domestic flights are flights that do not leave the country.

The easiest way to get to Ol Pejeta is to take one of the daily scheduled flights from Nairobi to Nanyuki airstrip which is a 45 minute drive away. It’s possible to charter flight from any other park to to Ol Pejeta’s airstrip which is currently only open to charter flights. Charter flights are usually booked by tour operators as part of their tour package.

Road transport. Ol Pejeta is a 3 to 4 hour drive from Nairobi, Matatus (public buses) depart for Nanyuka from Nairobi hourly, though private transfer is typically more time-efficient to reach Ol Pejeta conservancy.

Best time to visit Ol Pejeta conservancy.

 Since Ol Pejeta conservancy is having the big five animals the lion, leopard, elephant buffalos, white and black rhinos, the conservancy is good for game viewing and this is bestly done in late September to the end of October is the best time with no rains and they are always fewer people and the short rains of November and December rejuvenate the grasslands and herald the arrival of migratory birds.

The entrance fee for Ol Pejeta conservancy.

 East African citizen

 Adult- Ksh 1400

Child – Ksh 750

Student -Ksh 350

  1. East African Resident.

 Adult-     Ksh 2600

Child –     Ksh 1300

Student – Ksh 650

  1. Non Resident.

Adult – USD 90

Child –    USD 45

Student- USD 22

The sweetwaters chimpanzee sanctuary which is situated here and provides haven for orphaned. Abandoned and rescued chimpanzees and animal species like elephant, giraffe hippopotamus, buffalo, zebra, white and black rhino, wildebeest. The only place in Kenya where indigenous chimpanzees can be seen and it’s a private wildlife conservancy.

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