Ol Pejeta Conservancy has the big 5 animals in Kenya. This conservancy is in Laikipia county on the western side of the equator in Nanyuki. Ol Pejeta is between Aberdares mountain and Mount Kenya. However, it is the home of many rhinos in Kenya and is an excellent preference for people with large families. In addition, this place hosts the only remaining white rhinos in the world.
Fun Activities at Ol Pejeta Conservancy.
Junior Ranger Programme
A ranger is a person who takes care of wildlife by ensuring they are safe. At the Ol Pejeta conservancy, kids of age 4-12 years take part in this program after looking for a day. This training teaches students about nature and conservancy. In addition, children learn more about animals and how to make the best out of them and make new friends too.
Riding with Rhinos at Ol Pejeta Conservancy
This involves getting professional riders to take you through the conservancy viewing the black rhinos on this big land. The packages include the tack and riding hats excluding the attire. This requires those people with experience to avoid several accidents at the park.
Visiting Canine Anti-Poaching Unit in Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Ol Pejeta conservancy is at the forefront to ensure that wildlife poaching is dealt with. In addition, those involving themselves in this activity, attract a fine or imprisonment, or even both. This unit hosts armed ranger members with drones on standby locations. These drones help in fighting and scaring poachers away.
Tracking of Lions.
Lions at this park have a fitted radio collar. The radio collar helps in tracking the location and gathering more information about the lions. In addition, records help in identifying the gender too as they roam within the conservancy area.
Bird and Bush Walking
Walking at the conservancy is mind-calming. This involves touching and feeling the smell of things around that vegetation. In addition, there is learning of different animal tracks and spoors. Moreover, this information is given by someone who is well-trained and experienced.
This activity involves tracking poachers around the area. Each dog has a specialty from attacking and detecting potential suspects. In addition, a person also gets to interact with the dogs and learn what it takes in caring for them.
Visiting the Chimpanzee Sanctuary.
Chimpanzee sanctuary is the home of chimpanzees who are prone to poaching attacks and get to pass through the bad experience. In addition, this place hosts 39 chimpanzees from various parts of Africa. Moreover, the operation of this place is since 1993.
Conservancy Entry Fees
Entry fees at Ol Pejeta comprise three seasons. So, 2nd January to 31st March has the lowest price. The second season payable averagely is from 1st April to 8th August. Lastly is during the high season, which begins on 9th August and until early January.
- East African citizens pay a fee of Ksh 1400, Ksh 1700, and Ksh 2000 depending on the season respectively.
- East African Residents’ fee is Ksh 2600 in the lowest season, and Ksh3000 during mid-year. The busy season fee is Ksh 3500.
- Non-residents pay 90$ in both the early-year and mid-year seasons. During the late-year season, a pay of 110$ applies.
Children between the ages of 3-11 years pay the half price of the adult fee.