Lion Tracking On A Safari in Kenya : Kenya is one of the most magic and adventurous safari destinations in Africa and is popular for hosting huge populations of lions found in different destinations in the country, one being the Mara Triangle.

Lion tracking is one of the distinct experiences tourists should look forward to participate in while on a Kenya safari. If you are visiting on a Kenya safari and lion tracking is your dream activity then some of the best destinations to visit is the Ol Pejeta Conservancy.

Lion tracking as a safari experience involves explore more about lions and learning more about their behaviors.

Lion Tracking in Ol Pejeta Conservancy

The Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a stronghold to diverse wildlife including huge populations of lions, the conservancy has been credited its huge profusion of predators and it is dominated by lions which can be spotted at a close range while on lion tracking experience.  Some of the lions in Ol Pejeta Conservancy have been fitted with radio callers and guides make use of receivers to tracker the collared lions during lion tracking experience.

After lion tracking, the data collected will be provided to the Ol Pejeta Ecological Monitoring Department. The data collected is used to guide in finding solutions to the problems lions in this area face.


Lion tracking in Kenya’s Ol Pejeta Conservancy is conducted by a minimum of 2 trackers, during the lion tracking experience all participants are advised to consider wearing environmentally friendly clothes (clothes of no bright colors such as green, brown). Tourists should also consider wearing closed shoes, have sunscreen and safari hat.

Visitors on a Kenya lion tracking safari in Ol Pejeta Conservancy are required to stay back in their vehicles during the activity, the daily lion tracking exercise starts early at 06:30 to 09:30 and during afternoon hours starting from 15:30 to 18:30 pm.

Fees for lion tracking safaris in Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Adults – USD 75 per child

Child – USD 38 per child

Note: children are individuals from 3 years to 11 years

Lion Tracking On A Safari in Kenya
Lion Tracking On A Safari in Kenya

About Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a not – for – profit wildlife conservancy covering over 364 square kilometers, the conservancy is located in central Kenya’s Laikipia County and is situated on the equator west of Nanyuki between the foothills of the Aberdares and Mount Kenya.

Ol Pejeta Conservancy works to conserving wildlife and provides a sanctuary for great apes, the conservancy hosts more than 1000 large mammals including the Big Five game (lion, leopards, buffaloes, elephants and rhinos) and chimpanzees. Ol Pejeta Conservancy is the only place in Kenya where you can see the Big Five Game and the chimpanzees all living in the same habitat.

 Ol Pejeta Conservancy boasts the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa, in 2013 the rhino population reached a milestone of 100 black rhinos. The conservancy hosts the two remaining northern white rhino in the world, these rhinos where moved into the sanctuary from Dvůr Králové Zoo in the Czech Republic. Ol Pejeta Conservancy is one of the few places in Africa where you can see both the Southern White rhinos and black rhinos all living in a single habitat.

Ol Pejeta Conservancy was established in 1988, through its years of existence it has gone through numerous managerial or care takers.

Ol Pejeta Conservancy is focused on education and there is environmental and conservation center which usually welcomes over 100 Kenya schools each year. The main areas that are taught at the center include culture, ecology and significance of sustainable wildlife management to protect the future of the conservancy. Visitors of the conservancy will return when they are filled with deep experience in unique local cultures, traditions most especially the Turkana, Maasai, Samburu and Pokot.

In addition to lion tracking, other safari activities to do in Ol Pejeta Conservancy include guided walks, camel riding, horseback riding, night game drives.

What to expect on Ol Pejeta Conservancy Safari?

Meet Baraka- the black rhino

Baraka is one of the delights of the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Baraka is one of the first rhinos to be born at Ol Pejeta Conservancy and it is currently an ambassador. The Baraka has become an attraction of its own and there is a spot for visitors to have a close view of him, feed him and a lot more.

Visitors are allowed to visit Baraka at 09:30 am to 06:00 pm, there are 3 feeding phases each day.

Bomas Species

The Bomas species can be explored at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy allowing tourists to explore more about the Northern White rhinos and also endangered species. There are 6 Southern white rhinos and several species of grevy’s zebras and jackson’s hartebeest.

Other areas of interest in Ol Pejeta Conservancy include Sweat waters chimpanzee sanctuary established in 1993 to host orphaned and confiscated chimpanzees. This is the only spot to find non- indigenous chimpanzees.

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