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Things to Do at Ol Pejeta

ACTIVITIES INCLUDED ON GAME PACKAGE

Game drives

Learn about the varied animal species and birdlife of the conservancy on a game drive from Ol Pejeta Bush Camp. Let our expert guides inspire you with their knowledge and explore this diverse conservancy. Vehicles are open sided and seat up to six people. We offer all guests an opportunity to try our electric vehicle which is powered by the sun and offers guests not only a carbon neutral drive but also a silent one.

Night drives

Dusk and the early evening just after the sun has fallen below the horizon is a thrilling time to be on safari. Antelope come out to feed in the cool air, predators take advantage of the cloak of darkness to stalk their prey and nocturnal species such as aardvark, zorilla and white-tailed mongoose begin their day. Join a knowledgeable guide on a night drive and seek out the action that takes place after darkness falls.

High season: US$75 per adult/US$38 per child

Low season: US$60 per adult/US$30 per child

ACTIVITIES AT AN ADDITIONAL COST

Please note the Conservancy does take credit cards but it requires a trip to Control and the activities can be very popular, so we strongly recommend pre-booking to avoid disappointment

Endangered Species Enclosure

Today, only two northern white rhino remain in the world and both are found at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in a 2,8 km2 enclosure protected by 24-hour armed security. Take the opportunity to visit the enclosure, learn from the keepers about the efforts being taken to preserve the last of this highly endangered species, as well as view Grévy’s zebra and Jackson’s hartebeest in a private and intimate setting.

Morning visit: 8.30 am or 11 am Afternoon visit: 3 pm or 3.30 pm — duration 45 minutes. Maximum six people per visit and physical interaction with the rhinos is relatively restricted.

High season: US$75 per adult/US$38 per child

Low season: US$60 per adult/US$30 per child

Horse riding with rhinos (Endangered Species Enclosure)

The chance to ride amongst the endangered species including the northern white rhinos is a once in a lifetime experience. This predator-free area is wonderful to explore on horseback, with the chance to also encounter other of the endangered species such as southern white rhinos, Grévy’s zebra or Jackson’s hartebeest.

Morning ride: 10 am or Afternoon ride: 3 pm — duration approximately one hour. Riding hats and tack are provided. Riders must wear suitable footwear, long trousers and sleeves. Maximum of nine riders in a group. The rides will only be open to experienced riders and some proof of riding ability will be required at point of booking; clients judged to be of insufficient riding ability will not be permitted to undertake this activity.

High season: US$60 per person

Low season: US$60 per person

Horse riding in the Conservancy

Carry more memories home by riding on horseback across the Ol Pejeta plains. You will ride through the endangered species enclosure, then out the gate onto the Ol Pejeta plains and to the rhino memorial, Sudan’s resting place. Horse riding gives you a unique perspective of the landscape and allows you to get closer to wildlife than in a safari vehicle. You will feel a sense of quiet isolation amidst the vast scenery of Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Depending on weather conditions and rider experience there may be a swim in Pelican dam.

Morning ride: 8 am to 10 am or Afternoon ride: 2 pm to 4 pm — duration approximately two hours. Riding hats and tack are provided. Riders must wear suitable footwear, long trousers and sleeves. Maximum of nine riders in a group. The rides will only be open to experienced riders and some proof of riding ability will be required at point of booking; clients judged to be of insufficient riding ability will not be permitted to undertake this activity.

High season: US$70 per person

Low season: US$70 per person

Canine Anti-Poaching Unit visit

Visit the conservancy’s bloodhound dog kennels and learn about the training that transforms these canines into anti-poaching patrollers. After your tour, you can play a game of human-canine hide and seek, trying to evade the dogs and finding a spot to hide within the Morani Information Centre. A great way to interact, get a bit of exercise for you and the hounds as well as assist in their training.

Morning visit only: 8.30 am, maximum group size of six, minimum age 12 years. Closed toe-shoes recommended. In case the dogs are deployed we will refund money or try to reschedule the activity.

High season: US$60 per adult

Low season: US$60 per adult

Lion Tracking

Several lions on the conservancy have been fitted with radio collars and you can learn how to track them with the researchers with a special tracking device. When you locate a pride, you will learn how to identify the individuals by notches on their ears, whisker patterns and other distinguishing marks, and all data is passed to the Ol Pejeta Ecological Monitoring team in order to further understand these magnificent predators. Guests remain in the vehicle at all times.

Morning activity: 6.30 am
Afternoon visit: 3.30 pm — duration approx. two hours, maximum six people.

High season: US$75 per adult/US$38 per child

Low season: US$60 per adult/US$30 per child

Junior Ranger Programme

Ol Pejeta is a great place for children with its Junior Ranger programme. Purchase one of our exciting Junior Ranger Packs, which includes an activity booklet, a box of crayons and five stickers all contained within a very cool Ol Pejeta bag. As families journey through the Conservancy, the idea is to work through all of the questions and games in the booklet. At the end of your journey, the tourism team at Morani Information Centre will be waiting for your children and will ask to repeat the official ranger oath, before presenting a ranger hat, certificate and an honorary pin.

High season: US$30 per child

Low season: US$30 per child

Running with the rangers

Keep your fitness levels up while on safari to counteract all the delicious food you’ll be eating by joining the Ol Pejeta Conservancy rangers on their early-morning run. They do this daily to keep fit, and we can arrange for ourguests to join them on a run and have a cup of coffee with them afterward to learn more about their work to keep the wildlife on the conservancy safe. A fun and rewarding way to start your day.

Available on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7 am, maximum six people, minimum age 12 years. Suitable running shoes are needed as well as the ability to run a minimum of five kilometres without stopping.

High season: US$40 per person

Low season: US$40 per person

Gym in the wild

Going to the gym will never be the same again after trying it in the wild! In these hour-long classes, enjoy some functional fitness that will include strength, endurance, mobility, agility and flexibility but will be scaled to your fitness level and ability.

Open Mondays and Thursdays. Sessions available on the hour from 10 am until 4 pm. Must book in advance. Maximum of 10 people in a class.

Cost: US$12 per person, per class

For private session US$20 per person, per class

Cycling Safaris

Are you a cycling enthusiast looking for a unique ride? Then look no further we offer a weekly 84 kilometres ride from Nanyuki to Mpala Research Centre and back including a stop for lunch at the Big Rock and some non-technical rock climbing.

Departs every Sunday from Ol Pejeta to Nanyuki by car at 9 am and returns at 5 pm. Bikes and helmets are provided.

Year round: 1 – 4 people: US$100 per person

5+ people: US$70 per person

Cultural and Community visits

The staff at Ol Pejeta Bush Camp are all drawn from the communities surrounding the conservancy and are always eager to share their culture and history. See first-hand how these communities are benefiting from the conservancy, visiting agricultural projects such as water collection and tree nurseries, or the Jiko Energy Project to reduce firewood usage. During term time on weekdays, it is also possible to visit a local school.

Visit: 10.30 am to 12.30 pm and pre-booking recommended.

High season: US$60 per person

Low season: US$60 per person

Wildlife – Livestock Integration

Ol Pejeta operates a unique wildlife-livestock integration model; balancing over 6,000 cattle with conservation. During the activity guests will learn about the creation of biodiversity hotspots and either help move one of the conservancy’s predator proof cattle bomas or assist in a cattle spray race.

Morning activity: 9 am duration of two hours. Closed shoes recommended.

High season: US$60 per adult/$30 per child

Low season: US$60 per adult/$30 per child

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