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

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 11 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    6:00 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 :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. 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

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Traveler Reviews

  • 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.

  • 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.