Kenya :The Planning for Day 1: From Nairobi to Ol Pejeta Conservancy

January 20, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

 

On our first dray we will be driving approximately 220 km north from Nairobi towards the Ol Pejeta Conservency.  We should be able to do this trip in about three hours. We will be only 14 km away from the Equator.

Ol Pejeta conservancy hosts since December 2009 four of the worldwide only seven remaining northern white rhinos.  They are constantly protected by armed guards as can be seen in the link of my previous post. 

Only two cars a day are allowed into the rhino sanctuary.  Ol Pejeta is also the only place in Kenya where chimpanzees can be seen. Many of the 42 chimpanzees  in the  sanctuary were rescued from traumatic situations and are nursed back to health.  

In Ol Pejeta there is also a chance to spot the very rare wild dog or Africa painted wolf. A group of 14 wild dogs is living in the conservancy. So far we failed to spot them in Zambia and Botswana so we do not have very high hopes of actually seeing them in Kenya.  The wild dog would be nr 1 on my tick list if I were to have one but as I indicated in my previous post this is not the case.  

We plan on staying overnight in a tented camp in the centre of the conservancy. 


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