Get involved in conservation in 2014

Following a year that has seen some of the most devastating statistics about the decline of elephant and rhino populations in Africa due to rampant poaching we thought it appropriate that our first post of the year should be a call to arms.

If you are one of those that has enjoyed, or hopes to enjoy, an African safari we need you to speak out now against the illegal trade in ivory and rhino horn. We simply cannot permit the slaughter to continue as it did in 2013.

Ol Pejeta in Kenya is one of the most respected and ethical conservancies operating today and is a model of how wildlife can be conserved by involving local communities in the effort whilst still giving visitors an exceptional game viewing experience.

Support them if you can.

 

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Get Involved in Conservation in 2014
Dear Friend,

A Happy New Year from the Ol Pejeta Conservancy team.

2013 has been a successful year for the Conservancy. We welcomed the birth of our 100th black rhino, we reinvested 14Ksh million back into the surrounding community and in August, we saw an all-time record number of visitors come through our gates.

Looking forward into 2014, Ol Pejeta is focusing on transforming its tourism experience. With the introduction of a dedicated tourism department and significant investment in infrastructure, guide training, environmental education and development of Conservation Activities, it is our hope that we will not only afford visitors to the Conservancy a close proximity to wildlife but give them a unique opportunity to be actively involved with our ongoing conservation efforts.

Lion Tracking on Ol PejetaLearn about the lions of Ol Pejeta when you book LION TRACKING, and help us to gather vital research information needed to monitor the collared lions. In the event that the collared lions are inaccessible, other lion sightings are reported and the same identifying features such as whisker spots, ear tears and nose spotting recorded. It is a great way to learn about these predators and all of the information gathered is passed on to the Ol Pejeta Ecological Monitoring Department.

 

Endangered Species EnclosureIn 2009, Ol Pejeta Conservancy welcomed four of the world’s last remaining seven northern white rhino from the Dvur Kralove Zoo in the Czech Republic. You can now enjoy a once in a lifetime opportunity and visit our ENDANGERED SPECIES ENCLOSURE. Meet the four rhino up close and personal and hear their amazing story. All proceeds from the Endangered Species Enclosure are reinvested into the continuing efforts to pull the species back from the verge of extinction. The 700-acre endangered species enclosure also protects small but vital populations of Grevy’s zebra and the Jackson’s hartebeest.

Night Game Drive on Ol PejetaNIGHT GAME DRIVE offers an opportunity to discover Ol Pejeta ‘after hours’. With the help of a spot light, the drives can produce some unusual sightings of nocturnal animals, including aardvark, white-tailed mongoose, zorillas and even perhaps the bat eared fox. Lions, often sleeping during the heat of the day are more likely to be sighted alert and active at night. On occasion the more elusive leopard can also be seen.

 

Bush walk on Ol PejetaWalking on the plains of the Ol Pejeta Conservancy offers a unique game viewing perspective. The BUSH WALKS also give a brief insight into what it takes to be an Ol Pejeta ranger patrolling the length and breadth of the Conservancy on foot to ensure that our rhino are kept safe. Accompanied by one of our experienced armed rangers, this interpretive walks brings you up close and personal with the sights, smells and sounds of the African bush. Learn about game trails, spoor identification as well as insects, birds and smaller mammals. The walk is not designed to be strenuous, however a reasonable level of fitness is required. Group sizes are restricted to a maximum of six (6) people and the activity is not suitable for children under 12 years.

Bird walkWith over 300 different species of birds, a RAVINE RIVER BIRD WALK on Ol Pejeta is an ornithological paradise. Accompanied by one of our experienced armed rangers, this interpretive walk through ravine forests, offers a chance to see a wide variety of resident and migratory bird species, whilst still enjoying the sights, smells and sounds of the African bush. The ravine river bird walk is not designed to be strenuous however a reasonable level of fitness is required. Group sizes are restricted to a maximum of six (6) people and the activity is not suitable for children under 12 years. Binoculars a must!!

For a copy of our full rates tariff, please click hereTerms and conditions apply.

As a not-for-profit organisation, by visiting us on Ol Pejeta, you are making a difference and we would like to take this opportunity to thank you on behalf of the Conservancy and the community at large for your continued support.

For further information on the Ol Pejeta Conservancy or the work that we do, please contact us directly on info@olpejetaconservancy.org or on one of our Tourism Office numbers: +254 (0) 707 187 141 or + 254 (0) 20 203 3244.

Happy holidays and we look forward to seeing you here this year!

Regards,

Annick Mitchell, Tourism Manager

Annick Mitchell
Tourism Manager

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