The Pejeta Sanctuary is a 90,000 acre wildlife conservancy situated between the foot hills of the Aberdares and the magnificent snowcapped Mount Kenya. It boasts an astounding variety of animals including the non-indigenous chimpanzees and the big 5 (the endangered black rhino, leopard, elephant, buffalo and lion). The combination of amazing wildlife and stunning views across the open plains of Pejeta guarantees an unforgettable safari experience.
The Pejeta Sanctuary works to conserve wildlife, provide a sanctuary for great apes and to generate income through wildlife tourism and complementary enterprise for reinvestment in conservation and community development.
It is home to over 40 chimpanzees, 73 endangered black rhino, 5 endangered white rhinos, elephants, lion, leopard, buffalo, and grevy zebra, giraffe, cheetah, Thomson’s gazelle, black-back jackals, ostrich, Grant’s gazelle, baboons, waterbuck, oryx, eland and several hundred bird species.
At Pejeta, one has the option of three different choices of accommodation, Sweetwaters tented camp or the Ol Pejeta House, and for those looking for “rustic luxury”, the Porini Rhino camp would be your best choice!.
Sweetwaters tented camp offers fine quality tented accommodation overlooking a large watering hole backed by a spectacular view of Mount Kenya, a lovely swimming pool and a game viewing bar. Ol Pejeta house offers large luxurious rooms, a stunning garden with watering hole, and two swimming pools. At Sweetwaters, one has the opportunity to meet and greet Morani the tame black rhino and to go and see chimpanzees living naturally within their dedicated sanctuary. Sweetwaters Tented Camp also offers a true safari experience with night drives, bush walks and breakfast in the wild.
At Porini Rhino camp, along with a more intimate experience, as you will be no more than 12 persons at a given time, you will enjoy guided walks, day and night game drives, bush breakfast or lunch, sundowners, as well as interactive visits with the locals.