I have often described Ol Pejeta as one of Kenya’s most complete
wilderness experiences, with all of the Big Five found on one
conservancy just 3 and a bit hours drive from Nairobi. Enjoy the read!
Dear Friends of Ol Pejeta,
Successful ear notching for 29 rhinos
This month was a busy one for our veterinary team! We completed the ear notching of 25 black and 4 white rhinos.
What is ear notching you might ask? Each rhino has a unique ear pattern that correlates with its national identity number. This is useful for our monitoring rangers, who have to spot every rhino at least once every three days. Often, all they can see of a rhino in thick bush is his ears – so the patterns aid quick and unintrusive identification. It’s much easier to note an ear pattern than try and find more subtle defining characteristics.
The Maasai Cricket Warriors are back! Joining spectators from a variety of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds for the 2016 Last Male Standing Rhino Cricket Cup at Ol Pejeta, aimed at supporting the last male northern white rhino in the world.
Everyone’s favourite safari restaurant is back and better than ever. From beef burgers oozing with cheese and topped with bacon, to a crisp, healthy salad and a new coffee menu with flavoured coffees and cappucinos, it’s got everything you need to eat in or on the go.
"Best thing I did in Kenya" says one of the latest reviews on Ol Pejeta’s TripAdvisor. Thanks to over 220 of you who have visited us and written great reviews, we have won the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for the fifth year in a row. Asanteni sana!
Running for Rangers are a dedicated group of individuals who run marathons and ultra-marathons worldwide to raise money for the welfare of Kenya’s rangers – including Ol Pejeta’s. They have just finished the Peru Ultra-Marathon – a tough 230km marathon through the Peruvian Amazon, at high altitude, and raised over £26,000 so far!
Our anti–poaching unit work tirelessly around the clock to protect wildlife and people. So it was a big morale boost to receive recognition and support all the way from South Africa. This month, they were presented with a cheque from the South African Women’s Association (SAWA) which will enable them to purchase essential security equipment.