Conservation you can touch at Ol Pejeta

Rondavels at The Stables at Ol Pejeta. PHOTO | ANDREAS FOX

What you need to know:

  • Most people who’ve been to Ol Pejeta recently will have noticed their effort to rebrand. New logos and themes appear on their online user interface. It’s not just fancy marketing.
  • Along with the effort to capture more of the local tourism market, there is a strategy to create coherent and imaginative educational opportunities. They want every visitor to have an immersive learning experience.
  • I genuinely feel that Ol Pejeta can be rated as one of the best weekend outings. It is a comfortable three hours’ drive from Nairobi; it has good value accommodation, and a whole host of attractions are included in the conservancy fees.

It had been a few years since I last visited Ol Pejeta Conservancy. As a family, we often stayed at Serena Sweetwaters when we had foreign guests, and I have many fond memories of the place. I am envious of the one trip I missed — I am reminded every time I look at a painting in our house of one of the wild dogs they were so lucky to see. So when two friends of mine were to visit Ol Pejeta recently, I jumped at the chance to tag along.

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