Ol Pejeta Conservancy Fees

Ol Pejeta Conservancy Fees : Ol pejeta means place of burning because years back the pastoralist communities here used to control ticks by burning the grass. The conservancy is the largest black rhino sanctuary in East and central Africa found in central Kenya’s Laikipia County a distance of 209.6 kilometres from Nairobi. It covers 364 kilometres square size and home to the last two remaining northern white rhinos on the planet ,it is located on the equator west of Nanyuki,town between the foothills of Mount Kenya and Aberdares. It is also the only place in Kenya where you can see Chimpanzees and to conserve wildlife, provide a sanctuary for great apes, and generate income through wildlife tourism and complementary enterprises for re-investment in conservation and community development. The Conservancy hosts the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa, it also had the highest predators densities in Kenya and  with a population of over 100 black rhinos. It also houses the two remaining northern white rhino in the world, who were moved from Dvůr Králové Zoo in the Czech Republic. The Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary is situated here which provides a haven for orphaned, abandoned, and rescued chimpanzees. It is the only place in Kenya where chimpanzees can be seen making it one of the dreams kenya wildlife safari destinations.

 Elephants and Rhinos poaching was rampant in Kenya during the 1960s and by 1973 ,poaching was declared illegal in Kenya. It became a great concern to Ol Pejeta previous owners who later established the Sweetwaters Game Reserve in 1988,to serve as a sanctuary to black rhinos and other wild animals. With time the Reserve was expanded to over 90,000 acres .

Fauna and Flora International purchased Ol Pejeta Conservancy in 2003. Normal day operations are done by Ol Pejeta Ranching Ltd a company using agriculture and tourism to create income for community development and reinvesting it on conservation. It supports the people living around the conservancy to ensure that the wildlife conservation translates to better education, health care, and infrastructure  for future generations.

A visit to Ol Pejeta by Citizens of Kenya and  East African citizens are required to provide a National Identity card or a valid passport to enter the conservancy. East African Residents are mandated to produce a valid passport which show a work permit or alien certificate.

The entry and exit of  Ol Pejeta Conservancy is through Rongai and Serat gates . The opening hours of the conservancy is between 7.00 am to 7.00 pm daily. Ol Pejeta Conservancy rates are cashless and their entry tickets are available in their website and to make their bookings.

Ol pejeta  entrance fee per month

From 2nd January to 31st March

East Africa Citizens Charges
Adult Kshs 1,400
Child Ksh 700
East Africa Residents Charges
Adult Ksh 2,600
Child Ksh 1,300
Non- Residents Charges
Adult USD 90
Child USD 45

 From 1st April to 8th August

East Africa  Citizen Charges
Adult Ksh 1,700
Child Ksh 850
East African Residents Charges
Adult Kshs 3,000
Child Kshs 1,500
Non – Residents Charges
Adult USD 90
Child USD 45

9th  August  and Onwards

East Africa Citizen Charges
Adult Ksh 2,000
Child Ksh 1,000
Students Ksh 350
East Africa  Residents Charges
Adult Kshs 3,000
Child Ksh 1,750
Student Ksh 350
Non-Residents Charges
Adult USD 110
Child USD 55
Student USD 32

Ol Pejeta Conservancy Fees for vehicle Entry

From 1st  January to 8th August

Vehicle Capacity Charges
Up to 6 seats Ksh 600
7-14 seats Ksh 1,200

 From 9th August onwards

Vehicle Capacity Charges
Up to 6 seats Ksh 1,000
7-14 seats Ksh 5,000

School Bus prices

Weekdays rate for school Bus prices are kshs 5,000 and ksh 10,000 during the weekends.

Important thing to Note :

  1. All students groups must constitute at least 10 pax per group and be accompanied by a teacher and a letter from a recognized learning institution. Two teachers per group will be allowed free entry.
  2. The costs include a tourist guide, who will accompany the groups in their trip in and around the conservancy
Ol Pejeta Conservancy Fees
Ol Pejeta Conservancy

There also available special itineraries upon Conservancy

4.All students are required to make their booking in advance to get the students rates, any group arriving without a booking will get the daily entrance rates.


 Ol pejeta Conservancy is hosts to several species that find refuge in the conservancy including all members of the Big five game family  such as Lion, Cape buffalo, African elephant, leopard and rhinoceros all these species are found in the  conservancy. It is also hosts both  black and white rhinos in large numbers .

There are other rare animals that can be found on Ol Pejeta include the endangered African wild dog, Oryx, Jackson’s hartebeest, Grevy’s zebra, serval, cheetah and bat-eared fox, giraffes, vervet monkeys, baboons, hippos, impala, eland, Grant’s gazelle, dikdiks, plains zebra, silver backed jackal, hyena. It is also bird watchers destination with over 300 bird species on the Conservancy.

The conservancy has been designed to allow free movement of animals in and out of the conservancy. This is done through  a constructed game corridors that only restrict the movement of rhinos. The Rhinos are the only species which do not leave the conservancy, this is because there is a Knee-high posts erected on the  ground which have been put  very close together, this does not restrict elephants, Antelopes and other carnivores, who are easily able to jump or step over. Rhinos are unable to do this, and as a result are restricted from moving into areas where they are in danger of being poached for their horns. Rhino horn is widely  believed to have medicinal properties by many people in Asia such as China and is used as traditional dagger handles in Yemen.

The best time to visit

Just like any other parks and wildlife area in Kenya the best time to visit Ol pejeta conservancy is  during the dry season of June to October.

The conservancy receives a short rainy season in November and December which makes  plants to  bloom, and it’s a good time to see migratory birds.

The other dry season is from January to March and the flowers will be in bloom following the previous short rains this time of year makes for great time for photography. The long rainy season is the period between  April and May.

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