Ol Pejeta – Kenya More Info -

Ol Pejeta – Kenya More Info



GENERAL
The Ol Pejeta Conservancy is situated in Laikipia county 4 hours outside of Nairobi. It is on 12,000 hectare land and is home to a variety of both endangered and non endangered species.

Today, Ol Pejeta is the largest black rhino sanctuary in east Africa, and home to three of the world’s last remaining northern white rhino. It is the only place in Kenya to see chimpanzees, in a sanctuary established to rehabilitate animals rescued from the black market. It has some of the highest predator densities in Kenya, and still manages a very successful livestock programme. Ol Pejeta also seeks to support the people living around its borders, to ensure wildlife conservation translates to better education, healthcare and infrastructure for the next generation of wildlife guardians.

The conservation of the natural habitat, located in Kenya’s Laikipia Plateau, ensured the protection of existing rhino, elephant, and other wildlife populations in addition to captive chimpanzees who live in a 300-acre sanctuary.

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
Volunteers will do hands-on work, both on the property and in the Ol Pejeta community.

From morning to evening, volunteers will get their hands dirty with clean-ups, maintenance and plenty of animal work. In the evenings volunteers can relax under the clear starry night sky and enjoy some down time.

Mornings will usually consist of enclosure clean up and maintenance and lead into more hands on work with the anti poaching unit, research team, vets and conservationists. Some afternoons the volunteers will head into the community to assist with building clay stoves and other needed assets as well as visit the orphanges to spend time with the kids.

Accommodation
Volunteers will stay in traditional african huts. They consist of 3 sleepers, 2 sleepers and 1 sleeper rooms. Each hut has it’s own bathroom apart from the 1 sleepers who will use an external communal bathroom.
SCHEDULE
Monday-Arrival

Tuesday – Friday: (7am to 4pm)

Activities include; early morning game drives, an educational day at Morani information centre, tracking and identification training, working at the old chimps holding facility, bush walk and tactical survival training, visit outreach programs around the outskirts of the conservancy and assist community members in building needed assets. Visit childrens centres in Laikipia county and spend time with the kids.

Working with the Northern White Rhinos which includes clean-up and evening feeding, early morning caregiving routines and other behind the scene activities!

Saturday Morning: Rhino work and chimp clean-up

Sunday: Departure

MENU
You will receive three wholesome meals a day during your programme. All your food is cooked fresh every day. If you do not eat meat or have any dietary requirements, please let us know so we can arrange other options for you.
OUTINGS
Visit Nanyuki town, visit Nyahururu Town, go to the local markets, mount Kenya hike.
LAUNDRY
Volunteers are able to have their laundry in each week at a small fee
PRE-DEPARTURE GUIDE
Download the guide here!
CANCELLATION POLICY
When possible, the client will be moved to another suitable date. Cancellations made 61 or more days prior to the state of the booking will be subjected to an administrative feed to cover the bank charges involved with refunding the client, as well as program reservation. Cancellations made 60 days or less prior to the start date of the booking will be subjected to a 50% fee of the booking rate, which exception of an administrative fee, will be transferred back into the bank account it came out of. Cancellations made 30 days or less prior to the start date of the booking will be subjected to a 100% fee of the total booking rate (the package rate). In other words, you will not be refunded