Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Ol Pejeta Conservancy is located between the foothills of Mount Kenya and the Aberdare Mountain Range, in central Kenya. The conservancy is home to the last two remaining northern white rhinos on the planet and many other endangered animals, all protected around the clock by dedicated rangers. The conservancy is also home to the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa.
Ol Pejeta originally was a working cattle ranch in colonial Kenya. Today it is now a pioneering wildlife conservancy, working to protect wildlife and provide a sanctuary for rescued chimpanzees. The Conservancy is a popular safari destination and is home to the renowned ‘Big Five’ as well as a wide selection of other African animals including zebra, giraffe, hippo, cheetah, jackal, serval, hyena, vervet monkey and many more. Visitors can enjoy an assortment of outdoor activities such as horse rides, game walks, and nocturnal game drives.
Ol Pejeta Conservancy is also home to the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary. This refuge provides a home for chimpanzees rescued from the black market and is the only place in Kenya where chimpanzees can be seen. Ol Pejeta has been advocating for the plight of chimpanzees and other great apes since 1993 when they first opened the sanctuary.