Underneath the watchful eye of Mount Kenya, you can discover the unspoilt wilderness of Ol Pejeta Conservancy, famous for pioneering conservation projects and refuge for the last two northern white rhino remaining on the planet.
Not only is Ol Pejeta the largest black rhino sanctuary in the whole of East Africa, but it is also home to the Big Five, a mind-blowingly rich array of African game and over 200 migrant and resident bird species. The conservancy boasts one of the greatest game-to-area ratios of any reserve in Kenya in a pioneering and mutually beneficial land-management system.
Ol Pejeta is open year round and offers excellent game viewing whatever the season. Typically, Kenya’s long rains occur in April, May and early June. This is followed by a cooler dry season between July and October. The short rains fall for a few weeks in November, and the hotter dry season is December to March. Do remember that Ol Pejeta is at an altitude of 1 800 metres and so it gets extremely cold at night and in the early mornings, especially between June and September: wear plenty of warm layers that you can peel off as the day warms up.
Ol Pejeta 6 nights 5 days trip
Arrival in Nairobi and Overnight stay at a 5-star hotel
Drive to your secluded bush camp in Sweetwaters Game Reserve, a private concession of Ol Pejeta Conservancy. In the evening, sit on your verandah and observe the wildlife moving in and out of the shadows as they come to drink at the waterhole.
Set out on morning and evening game drives in Sweetwaters Game Reserve, tracking the “Big Five” (lions, elephants, Cape buffalo, leopards and rhinos) through savannah grasslands and riverine forests. Between game drives, relax in camp, perhaps taking a family swim in the pool
Drive to safari ranch in Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. As the sun draws low, enjoy a locally sourced dinner under the open African sky.
Take to the bush on game drives tracking big cats, elephants and endangered black rhino. Watch closely for indigenous northern species. You may also enjoy game viewing by horseback or search for nocturnal species on a night game drive.
Drive to Nairobi and relax in your reserved dayroom. Later, you are transferred to the airport for your homebound departure.