Olpejeta Conservancy, Getting there, Best time to visit
Olpegeta Conservancy travel guide. Get to know about the best time to visit OlPejeta Conservancy, Getting to olpegeta, activities & accommodations at Olpejeta Conservancy
Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a non profit wildlife sanctuary, located in the center of Laikipia county. The 360 square kilometer conservancy sits on the equator on the Western Part of Nanyuki is positioned between foothills of the Aberdares and Mount Kenya.
This sanctuary exists to conserve wildlife including: Big 5 (Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Buffaloes, Rhinos) and other wildlife, apes, among others, which together promote tourism, where income is produced. Part of the income is also used for conservation and development of the surrounding communities to aid health, education, water and infrastructure projects. Besides, the conservancy also supports a triumphant livestock program, which supports the well being of local pastoralists and wildlife.
The renown Sweetwater’s Chimpanzee Sanctuary, is also found inside ol Pejeta Conservancy. It’s a home that protects the orphaned, rescued and abandoned chimpanzees in Kenya. Sweetwater’s is Kenya’s only hope for chimpanzees since it doesn’t have any destination.
Apart from the Big 5, Ol Pejeta is also famous for Chimpanzees and its last 2 world’s remaining Northern white Rhinos (who were moved there from Dvůr Králové Zoo in the Czech Republic), over 100 black Rhinos.
Getting to Olpejeta Conservancy
Getting to Ol Pegeta National Park. Olpegeta National Park can be accessed by both Air and Road. While Air transport is the fastest convenient and easier way to reach, Road transport on the other hand may lust for hours, but offers beautiful views in the Kenya landscapes.
By road: From Nairobi, it takes approximately 3-4 hours drive along a smooth road to the improved infrastructure, although a few kilometers to the conservancy, is mostly rough with too much dust, and the last13 kilometers to Ol Pejeta is a well-maintained all-weather road.
Whereas From Nakuru/ Naivasha, you will follow a 6.5km Nyahururu and Nyeri route to enter Ol Pejeta through Nanyuki. Upon reaching Nanyuki airstrip, there is a sign to Ol Pejeta on the left, and it is labeled all the way to Rongai Gate.
4×4 vehicles are ideal for navigating the road around the west and north of the Conservancy, especially in the wet conditions.
Most people access Olpejeta Conservancy through the Rongai gate which is located to the East, at the end of the road from Nanyuki town. The conservancy can also be accessed via Serat Gate on Rumuruti Road.
By Air: Scheduled flights are available by either safarilink or Air Kenya, from Nairobi Wilson Airport to Nanyuki Airstrip, which is approximately a 45 minute to reach.
Other charter flights can also be arranged from other wildlife conservancy or airstrip, into Ol Pejeta’s airstrip (currently only open to charter flights).
Best time to visit Olpejeta Conservancy
The best time to visit Olpejeta Conservancy is during the dry months of June, July August, September , January ,February when the weather is hot, dry and cool.
Ol Pejeta Conservancy experiences mild climate and temaperatures are fairly constant , due to the high altitude. It is advisable you carry warm gear, because there may be little rain, though it may not be heavy
While Olpejeta Conervancy can be visited all year round, the cheapest time is always the wet season, from Mid-March to mid June, then from October to November, when most hotels lower the prices, making every safari work affordable
Activities in Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Apart from the common game drives, Olpegeta conservancy still offers chimpanzee watching at sweetwaters chimpanzee sanctuary, Lion tracking, Dog tracking, visiting the Morani information center, Riding with Rhinos , walk the olpegeta nature trail, and meet the two last remaining Northern white Rhinos.
Accommodations in Olpejeta Conservancy.
Accommodations in Olpageta conservancy range from budget camping, to mid range and luxury lodges which include:
5 cheap campsites which requires you carry your own camping tents & other gear: Mbogo, Hippo Hide, Murera Ndonga, Ewaso, Ol Lerai). While the other budget, mid-rang and luxury oriented accommodations have single, double room, full board. Like Pelican House, Rift Valley Adventures, Sweetwaters Serena Camp, Porini Rhino Camp, Kicheche Laikipia Camp, Ol Pejeta Bush Camp, Ol Pejeta Safari Cottages:
Otherwise, one can also opt for accommodations in the outside the conservancy like: Le Rustique, Olepangi Farm, Mutara Camp, among others.