On the Estate

You love the sound of a lion’s roar at night, but you don’t want to hear it close by while you are out for a jog! Mt. Kenya Wildlife Estate enjoys all the benefits of being adjacent to Ol Pejeta Conservancy, but it’s predator-proof fence means you can walk, bike and run around the 5.5km loop safely. If you’d rather while away the afternoon by the pool, head to the clubhouse, where you can stay connected using the complementary wi-fi.


Game drive

Ol Pejeta is East Africa’s largest black rhino sanctuary, and is as beautiful as it is diverse. Find yourself, and the Big Five, as you explore 90,000 acres of pure wild with an experienced guide who will share his expert knowledge with you. Please note that you have to pay entry fees into Ol Pejeta, just like any regular visitors.

Download the Ol Pejeta mammal checklist and get ticking!


Lion tracking

Did you know that you could guess how old a lion is by the colour of its nose? Learn more fascinating facts when you go lion tracking on Ol Pejeta. These big cats are under threat all over Africa, and you can help save them by gathering information for Ol Pejeta’s ecological monitoring department. Several Ol Pejeta lions have been fitted with radio collars, and you can join a specialised lion ranger as he finds and records data on individuals. Get close enough to count the whiskers!

Available daily between 06:30 – 09:30 and 15:30 – 18:30.


Night game drive

This opportunity is not available in most wildlife conservancies, so wrap up warm and let lose that intrepid explorer inside you! With the help of a spot light and an expert Ol Pejeta guide, you stand the chance of spotting some of Kenya’s more unusual critters. Aardvark, zorillas, bat-eared foxes, leopard, and lion hunts are just some of things you might encounter.

Available daily between 19:00 – 23:00


Bush walk

Few things will awaken your animal instinct like following the fresh tracks of an elephant through the African bush on foot. Touch, smell, see and hear nature as you explore Ol Pejeta with an experienced armed ranger. Learn to identify different animal tracks and spoors, as he shares his expert knowledge of the birds, insects, mammals and plants of the area.

Available daily between 06:30 – 09:30 and 15:30 – 18:30


Bird walk

Twitchers rejoice! The Ol Pejeta bird walk is the best way to see Laikipia’s fantastic bird life. From the massive 140kg ostrich, to the endangered white-backed vulture, the majestic martial eagle, the cinnamon-chested bee-eater, and everything in between. Download the bird list and start getting excited.

Available daily between 06:30 – 09:30 and 15:30 – 18:30


Endangered species boma

The world’s last remaining three northern white rhinos now live in the 700-acre Endangered Species Boma on Ol Pejeta. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to meet these gentle giants, and hear their amazing story from the keepers that look after them 24/7. All proceeds from the Endangered Species Boma are reinvested into the continuing efforts to pull the species back from the verge of extinction.

This activity is available twice daily from the Morani Information Centre at 08:30 and 16:00.


Dog tracking

Ever tried to outrun a sniffer dog? Pay a visit to Ol Pejeta’s dog unit, and learn about what it takes to run one of the best anti-poaching K-9 teams in the country.

Find somewhere to hide within the confines of the Morani Information Center area and see if one of their bloodhounds can seek you out! Not only is this great fun for you, but you will also help in keeping the skills of the dogs in sharp shape.

This activity starts at 8.30am from the Morani Information Centre.


Behind the scenes with the chimpanzees

The Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary takes in orphaned, abandoned and confiscated chimpanzees from all over the world. Here they have the opportunity to live out the rest of their days in peace, with a dedicated team of keepers. A behind the scenes tour is a great opportunity to see what it takes to look after these dynamic chimpanzees. Get exclusive access and see the chimpanzees during their feeding time and as they engage in enrichment activities within their enclosures.


Morani’s Restaurant

Morani’s was recently named one of the top 20 amazing places to eat in Kenya – and it’s not hard to see why. Conveniently located at the Information Centre, it’s the perfect halfway stop during an adventure packed day of safari and activities on Ol Pejeta.

Enjoy a famous Morani burger – made from Ol Pejeta beef, oozing with cheese, topped with bacon with a side of homemade fries. Light lunchers can opt for a crisp healthy salad, or a wrap to eat on the go. Kids are catered for too. There a small shop at the restaurant, with some great souvenirs and curios made by local craftspeople, as well as Ol Pejeta merchandise.

Open House

Come and see the fully furnished show house and see Mount Kenya Wildlife Estate for yourself. We have someone all week on site except Mondays. Please book an appointment at least one day prior to your visit. Call Ryden International on Tel: 020 3875121/2, 0724-257029, 0734-832461 or email, rose@ryden.co.ke


The influence of Ol Pejeta impacts all of Laikipia and much of northern Kenya through its expertise in livestock trading with the conservation focused communities of the Northern Rangelands Trust, providing both affordable wildlife viewing for Kenyans and first rate schools and health clinics to its direct neighbours.


The Mount Kenya Wildlife Estate, is on the eastern boundary of the Ol Pejeta Conservancy which is approximately 10 km due west of Nanyuki Town, in Laikipia District. It is 2.5 hours drive north of Nairobi and 20 minutes drive from Nanyuki.


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