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Ol Pejeta (Laikipia)

Kenya Laikipia Nature Reserve Big Five-Reservat

About Ol Pejeta (Laikipia)

The Ol Pejeta (Laikipia) is a Nature Reserve in Kenya in the provinces of Laikipia. The park was established on 01.01.1949 and covers an area of 0.364 km². The Ol Pejeta (Laikipia) is a Big Five reserve and offers the possibility of self-drive safaris.

The privately run conservancy is located on the Laikipia Plateau and about 20 km northwest of Nanyuki between the Aberdares and Mt Kenya. Ol Pejeta is one of the most important conservancies and all the Big Five are represented here. Highlights include the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa, a population of southern white rhinos and the chimpanzee sanctuary, which is home to orphaned and abandoned chimpanzees.

General information
Biodiversity Sighting conditions
Very high Okay
  • 0Mammals
  • 500Bird species
  • 0Reptile
  • 0Fish specie
  • 0Amphibians
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Official Name

Ol Pejeta (Laikipia)

Provinces

Laikipia

Area

0.364 km2

Foundation

1949-01-01

Vegetation

No information

Habitats

Woodland,Grassland savannah,Wetland

Big Five-reserves

Yes

Self-drive-reserve

Yes

Entrance gates

1

Highlights

The privately run conservancy is located on the Laikipia Plateau and about 20 km northwest of Nanyuki between the Aberdares and Mt Kenya. Ol Pejeta is one of the most important conservancies and all the Big Five are represented here. Highlights include the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa, a population of southern white rhinos and the chimpanzee sanctuary, which is home to orphaned and abandoned chimpanzees.

Landscape

The main habitat of the Ol Pejeta (Laikipia) is the Woodland.

Ol Pejeta Conservancy lies between the foothills of the Aberdares and the magnificent snow-capped Mount Kenya. The conservancy flanks the picturesque Ewaso Nyiro River.

Entrance gate
Name Location
Rongai East
General information
Biodiversity Sighting conditions
Very high Okay
  • 500Bird species
The best travel time for Ol Pejeta (Laikipia)
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Weather and climate

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Best tavel time

June (Beginning) - September (End)


Dry time

June (Beginning) - September (End)

Climate

cool-warm


Tavel time

October (Beginning) - May (End)

Climate

cool, wet-warm


High season

June (Beginning) - October (End)

December (Beginning) - March (End)


Low season

June (Beginning) - October (End)

October (Beginning) - October (End)


No information

The climate in Ol Pejeta (Laikipia) is mild. The rainy season takes place from Beginning October to End May The dry season first extended over the months from Beginning June to End September inclusive. The best time to tour is Beginning June End September.

Temperatures are fairly constant throughout the year, in the mid-twenties during the day, while nights are cooler. Warm clothing for game drives is essential. The main rainy season is from March to May, while there is a shorter rainy season that peaks in November.

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Top animal species

The Ol Pejeta (Laikipia) is home to 0 mammals such as Big Five, Lion, Elephant, Rhinoceros, Leopard as well as 500 bird species, 0 reptile species, 0 fish species and 0 amphibian species. The Ol Pejeta (Laikipia) provides Very high conditions for wildlife viewing. The Nature Reserve offers a wide variety of species, including the "Big Five".

Big Five

Big Five

Big Five

Lion

Big Five

Elephant

Big Five

Rhinoceros

Big Five

Leopard

Big Five

Cape Buffalo

Cheetah

Giraffe

Zebra

Spotted hyena

Wildebeest

Hippopotamus

Baboon

African Wild Dog

Oryx

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