The Olpejeta Conservancy

irukokenyasafaris - Olpejeta ConservancyThe private Olpejeta Conservancy is at the foothills of the Aberdares and Mount Kenya. The harmonious Olpejeta Conservancy features over 290 bird species, the Big Five, rare and highly endangered wildlife, Big Cats, and a whole range of activities, all on a magnificent setting with stunning views.
– Wildlife viewing – the Olpejeta Conservancy is the largest Black Rhino sanctuary in East Africa, is also the place to see the Southern White Rhino and the trans-located extremely uncommon Northern White Rhino. The park is home to three of the world’s remaining northern white rhinos – listed as the most critically endangered rhino sub-species. The highly endangered Grevy’s Zebra and Jackson’s Hartebeest are also protected in the park. Olpejeta is the only place in Kenya with Chimpanzees i.e. the sweet waters chimpanzee sanctuary where visitors can view the great apes in their vast natural enclosures. Hunting prey in the grasslands are the Big Five and the “not so big” cat predators: – Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Hyena, Jackal, Caracal and the Bat-eared Fox.
– The Morani information centre is where visitors are taught about rhino conservation and the other astounding variety of animals in the conservancy.
– Unique bush experiences – guided day bush walks and night game drives to explore the park. Bird watching opportunities, camel riding, opportunity to witness livestock keeping amidst the wildlife, bush dining, and community visits to see some of the Olpejeta conservancy local community projects.
– Exciting Olpejeta outdoor activities (Rift Valley Adventures) – bicycles are provided/for hire for a full or half day Olpejeta cycling safari. Other sporting activities to be enjoyed at Olpejeta include – canoeing, kayaking, white water rafting in the Ewaso Nyiro River, rock climbing, Mount Kenya hiking and mountain biking, and corporate adventure training.