(A refuge for chimpanzees, rhinos, big five & more):

About 200 kilometers north of Nairobi, near Mount Kenya National Park, Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a prime place for close-up wildlife encounters. Conservation and sustainability are key at this 90,000-acre private game reserve, where you can view the Big Five (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, and buffalo) as well as other animals such as cheetah, hyenas, zebra, and hartebeest, set against the breathtaking backdrop of snow-capped Mount Kenya.

The conservancy is perhaps best known for its endangered northern white rhinos and southern white rhinos, including Baraka, a blind black rhino, who lucky visitors might have the chance to feed.

You can view the wildlife on self-drive or guided tours, and entry includes a visit to the chimpanzee sanctuary. Day visitors are welcome, and if you want to extend your wilderness adventure, you can stay overnight in accommodations that range from bush camps and safari cottages to a charming colonial ranch house.

Top Rated hotels at Ol Pejeta Conservancy:

  • Kicheche Laikipia Camp
  • Mutara Camp
  • Ol Pejeta Bush Camp
  • Ol Pejeta House
  • Ol Pejeta Safari Cottages
  • Pelican House
  • Porini Rhino Camp
  • Sweetwaters Serena Camp
  • The Stables

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