Ol Pejeta Conservancy And Chimpanzee Sanctuary Full-Day Tour From Nairobi

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 11 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    06:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up available from Airbnb and private Apartments
    Airports
    Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport, Nairobi KenyaWilson Airport, Nairobi Kenya
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  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point at approximately 6:30pm
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Visit the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary and experience a game drive to spot Africa's 'Big Five' (endangered black rhinos, leopards, elephants, buffaloes and lions) within the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, on this small group, full-day tour from Nairobi.

Highlights

See native wildlife in their natural environment

All entrance fees included

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

Depart your centrally located Nairobi hotel around 6am for a three-and-a-half-hour morning drive through lush tea and coffee estates.

This small group tours first stop is at the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary. Established by an agreement between the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, the Kenya Wildlife Service and the Jane Goodall Institute, Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary provides a lifelong refuge to orphaned and abused chimpanzees from West and Central Africa. The sanctuary currently has more than 30 resident chimpanzees in natural enclosures. During your visit, youll learn about the resident chimpanzees, and have a chance to spot them as the approach a feeding platform.

Next youll enjoy a game drive across the open plains of the nearby Ol Pejeta Conservancy. The reserve is home to reticulated giraffes, zebras, African elephants, cape buffalo, warthogs, lions, leopards, and many, many more, including over 500 bird species. Lunch (at your own expense) will be served at one of the lodges in the game sanctuary.

Afterward, youll head to visit a rhino homestead and a manyatta, a replica of a Kenyan traditional tribal homestead. There, you will have a chance to sample the culture of the Maasai, Pokot, Turkana, and Samburu, as village men and women invite you into their homes, sell traditional wares, show off their ritual dances, and introduce you to their lifestyle.

The tour concludes around 6:30pm with a drop-off at your Nairobi area accommodations.

All entrance fees are included. Please note that a passport is required on the day of travel.

Inclusions

Professional English-speaking guides

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Entry/Admission - Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks

Optional activities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Infants must sit on laps

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers

Traveler Reviews

  • 30-Oct-2022

    This tour was absolutely incredible from start to finish. My driver for the day, Dafton, arrived early to my hotel and was very professional. He was knowledgeable and a safe driver while navigating the Nairobi streets. He confidently and confidently navigated Ol Pejeta Reserve and created a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I saw dozens of animals, including elephant, lion, buffalo, zebra, warthog, chimpanzee, and more. The highlight was getting the opportunity to pet and feed Baraka, a black rhino! Thank you for a wonderful day and a wonderful tour, Dafton!

  • 25-Jul-2022

    I would definitely recommend this experience - my guide, Kelvin, was really great and taught me a lot about what we saw on our trip to Ol Pejeta. Kelvin knew I was really excited about the rhinos, so made sure we saw as many rhinos as possible - it was a long drive for a day trip for Nairobi, but he went above and beyond to make sure that it was a fun day that exceeded my expectations!

  • 20-Oct-2021

    Our guide was Simon who was terrific. Getting to see the last two northern white female rhinos up close and personal. Our guide at the sanctuary was Joseph who was in the picture that was on the front page of National Geographic magazine in 2018 kissing Satan the last northern white male that had died. Joseph spent a lot of time with us going into all the details. Simon spent 14.5 hours with us explaining and driving in the crazy Kenya traffic.

  • 14-Feb-2020

    Great tour, Bonnie was a great guide, very knowledgeable. You don’t see that many Chimpanzees unless you pay the extra for the ‘behind the scenes’ of course I had travelled 4 hours so I paid the extra and did the feeding with the Chimpanzees which was totally worth the money!

  • 28-Dec-2019

    Ol Pejeta was everything the reviews said it would be. The abundance of wildlife, the guides and the park itself are all anyone could hope for on a one day safari. The drive is a little farther than 3 and a half hours, more like 4 and a half but well worth it to get out of Nairobi for a day and really see Kenya. I imagine most reading the reviews wonder what animals there is a chance to experience, in short everything you could imagine except for a cheetah and everything is up close, like 20 feet away from the vehicle so no need for binoculars. Really a great day that I would recommend to anyone.

  • 03-Dec-2019

    I had done safari in Tanzania and seen most of the wild life so I wasnt looking for a full safari when I visted Kenya. However, Ol Pejeta got my attention because it could be done in 1 day trip from Nairobi and offered a chance to see Rhino and Chimpanzee that I had not see before. My Pick up was ready on time. After about 3.5 hrs drive we arrived at Ol Pejeta and did a game drive where I saw a number of animals and some rare rescued Rhinos which completed my Big 5. My guide/driver kept telling me about what we saw.
    However, by the time we went to see Chimpanzees at around noon it was Chimpanzee's lunch time and they were away from the viewing. I was disappointed with this. Although I understand that wild life has no time-table and can not be for sure. But my understanding is in the sanctuary it must be a fixed time to give lunch to the animals, so instead of taking me for a game drive first, I may have been brought to the chimpanzee sanctuary first. Also, upon arriving I was first given a 10-15 min briefing by a resident guide which was helpful but if they knew that chimpanzees will be away for lunch soon, I should have been shown chimpanzees first and then briefed.
    I wish they can plan this better in terms of timing and to make sure that the visitors get to see everything they can. I could not even get a clear picture of a Chimpanzee,
    Felt a bit disappointed for a long day trip and still not able to see something that I wanted to, due to lack of planning,
    This tour is worth it if you are fine with a long drive and a quick safari, that I was looking for.

  • 02-Dec-2019

    I had done safari in Tanzania and seen most of the wild life so I wasnt looking for a full safari when I visted Kenya. However, Ol Pejeta got my attention because it could be done in 1 day trip from Nairobi and offered a chance to see Rhino and Chimpanzee that I had not see before. My Pick up was ready on time. After about 3.5 hrs drive we arrived at Ol Pejeta and did a game drive where I saw a number of animals and some rare rescued Rhinos which completed my Big 5. My guide/driver kept telling me about what we saw. However, by the time we went to see Chimpanzees at around noon it was Chimpanzee's lunch time and they were away from the viewing. I was disappointed with this. Although I understand that wild life has no time-table and can not be for sure. But my understanding is in the sanctuary it must be a fixed time to give lunch to the animals, so instead of taking me for a game drive first, I may have been brought to the chimpanzee sanctuary first. Also, upon arriving I was first given a 10-15 min briefing by a resident guide which was helpful but if they knew that chimpanzees will be away for lunch soon, I should have been shown chimpanzees first and then briefed. I wish they can plan this better in terms of timing and to make sure that the visitors get to see everything they can. I could not even get a clear picture of a Chimpanzee, Felt a bit disappointed for a long day trip and still not able to see something that I wanted to, due to lack of planning, This tour is worth it if you are fine with a long drive and a quick safari, that I was looking for.

  • 06-Feb-2018

    Ol Pajeta conservancy i must say i fell for it, especially Baraka the blind black rhino, il be coming back soon to see him again, the chimp Sanctuary was also breath taking, its a must visit while you are in Kenya.

  • 15-Aug-2017

    Ol Pejeta is a great park, our guide was excellent, but it's a long way from Nairobi for a day trip.

  • 15-Aug-2017

    Ol Pejeta is a great park, our guide was excellent, but it's a long way from Nairobi for a day trip.