DAY TRIPPING FROM NAIROBI
FULL DAY – OL PEJETA WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
Chimps, Rhinos & the Big Cats
Starting from/returning to Nairobi area hotels, airport, or location of your choice.
We’ll pick you up in style – your own private 4 x4 Land Cruiser Jeep.
No other park in Kenya guarantees sightings of chimpanzees and rhinos, with opportunities to spot the big cats. This is the legacy of Ol Pejeta Wildlife Sanctuary, once a cattle ranch, now a protected haven for the best of African wildlife.
Your Africa Kenya Safari guide will pick you up at 5:00 am for the trip north to the sanctuary where you’ll have the chance to encounter Africa’s Big Five – lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhino. Ol Pejeta features the highest density of predators in Kenya. That means you’ll also be tracking for cheetah, hyena, and the rare African wild dog.
But there’s also a gentle and playful side to this special sanctuary – protected enclaves for rhinos and chimps. You’re guaranteed to see them wild in their natural habitats. In this one park, you’ll get to experience an immense swath of natural Africa.
Sunrise Over Kenya
We’ll pick you up before dawn (5:00 am) for your journey to Ol Pejeta. The African sunrise on the passing fields and coffee plantations will show off their colors in the morning light. If the cloud cover is sparse, we may also enjoy the snow-capped peak of Mt. Kenya on our drive. We’ll stop for a special moment to mark our equator crossing, from southern to northern hemisphere. And we’ll make a breakfast stop to get you fueled for the day.
There’s so much to look forward to at this busy sanctuary – we already mentioned the big cats and the chimps, but keep an eye out for other wildlife like giraffe, baboon, impala, zebra, and the little dik-dik, that got its name from the unusual sound it makes.
Fast & Flexible
At AKS you write the rules. Travel and explore at your own pace in you own way. We’re fast, flexible, and always ready to respond to your requests. Book in advance or even the day before. We’ll get you out on safari – pronto!
See the Chimps
This is one of Ol Pejeta’s signature spots – the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary – the only spot in Kenya where you can see chimps and enjoy their lively behavior. These loving creatures have been orphaned or abandoned and arrive at the sanctuary traumatized and in poor health.
Here, in the sanctuary, they are nurtured back to good health and later introduced to large, natural enclosures so they can safely live out their lives in a native setting. Enjoy your time with them – we always feel like it’s a special treat.
Stay Connected or Not. Your Choice.
We realize you’re on safari to get away from the usual. Still, there are times you may want to go online… perhaps to share your photos and adventures with friends. Our safari vehicles connect with Wi-Fi, about 75% of the time so you can usually connect when you want.
Protecting the Rhinos
Nestled in the plains of Ol Pejeta, we’ll visit the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa – more than 100 of the endangered rhinos roam this protected enclosure. Other kinds of wildlife can freely move through this space, but special knee-high posts keep the rhinos contained, safe from outside poachers who might kill them for their horns.
The enclosure is open to visitors twice a day – at 8:30 am and 4:00 pm so we are certain to spend some time at this 283-hectare sanctuary.
There’s Still So Much More
Ol Pejeta offers many types of habitats over its grasslands and open bush. We’ll be searching for the sanctuary’s many prides of lions as well as cheetahs and leopards, jackals, and hyenas.
Living amongst this natural wonder of land and wildlife, as they have for hundreds of years, are communities of Maasai people. If you wish, you can meet these locals in their villages and get a view of their lifestyle, as herders and farmers. Just tell your guide and he will arrange a visit for an optional fee.
Just contact us at Africa Kenya Safaris to set up your Ol Pejeta full-day getaway.
No one is more important to the success of your safari than your guide. At AKS, we have the friendliest, most experienced driver/guides. He will guide, host, inform, and look after you like the special guest you are. That’s our guarantee.
You’ll safari in style out to the parks in your own private 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep – the best way to experience Africa with its higher seating for better views and its rugged all-wheel drive.
Please give us a shout at Africa Kenya Safaris to set up your private, personalized tour of these fun and close-by parks.
Check Out Your Ride
Experience your Africa Kenya Safari in a customized pop-top roof 4x4x Safari Jeep that features: Portable fridge/Cooler Box, 4 Binoculars, long-range high-frequency radio, 4G/LTE broadband WIFI connectivity, AC 230 V Power Outlets, First Aid Kit, Safari Guide Books, Baby Seats (on request), Side steps (on request) and most importantly an expert multi-lingual safari guide who will ensure you have an incredible safari experience.
Ol Pejeta Sanctuary Safari
220 km – 3-4 hr. drive
5:00 am – Be ready for your Africa Kenya Safari driver/guide who will pick you up in your safari Jeep at your hotel or place of your choosing.
We’ll head out on a pretty morning drive passing Mt. Kenya as well as coffee and tea plantations. We may pause to view them along with a breakfast stop. We’ll also mark the moment we cross the equator.
Coming to the park, we’ll take our first game drive and visit the chimpanzee sanctuary and then later, the rhino protected area.
Lunch is next and then we’ll safari up for more game viewing.
Throughout the day on our game drives, we’ll be tracking for lion, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, hyena, and much more.
We’ll head back to Nairobi in the late afternoon, returning about 6:30 pm.
- Good chance of spotting the Big Five
- Rhino Sanctuary
- Chimpanzee Sanctuary
- Views of coffee & tea plantations
- Snow-capped summit of Mt. Kenya – weather permitting
- Crossing the equator
- Masai village visit (optional – please arrange with your driver/guide) $25 per person
OUR TOUR PRICES
Please check out our prices for these private safaris – you’ll see they are the most reasonable anywhere for each tour. There are no hidden fees, plus you’ll travel in safari-style in a 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep.
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Your Tour Includes
- Nairobi airport hotel pick up/ drop off transfers
- Transport in a customized 4×4 pop up top Land Cruiser jeep
- Services of a experienced English/other language speaking safari tour guide/driver
- Ol Pejeta Sanctuary entry permit
- Game viewing drives
- Breakfast/lunch on Safari day
- Bottled drinking water in safari vehicle
- The flying doctors medical, emergency and rescue cover
- Government taxes and local levies
– Items and services of a personal nature
– Tips & Gratuities
Why Visit Ol Pejeta?
Lots of Big Cats and protected enclaves of chimpanzees and rhinos. This is the only spot in Kenya where you’ll find such a unique combination of wildlife. And just an easy drive from Nairobi.
You’ll look for all of Africa’s famous Big Five here along with plenty of smaller wildlife. And if you’re seeking a cultural experience, Ol Pejeta offers the opportunity to meet the local Maasai villagers. You won’t forget this day filled with unique moments.