Ol Pejeta Conservancy – Wild. Life. Style
Ol Pejeta Conservancy – innovative, tangible conservation for wildlife and people.
Ol Pejeta Conservancy (www.olpejetaconservancy.org) is a 90,000-acre wildlife reserve in the foothills of Mount Kenya close to the town of Nanyuki. It is the largest black rhino sanctuary in east Africa, and hosts some of the highest predator densities in Kenya outside the world-famous Masai Mara. It is also home to the two last remaining northern white rhinos on the planet, and is the only place in Kenya to see chimpanzees — in a Sanctuary established to rehabilitate animals rescued from the black market.
With forward-thinking conservation, agriculture and community development programmes, Ol Pejeta is one of the most dynamic wildlife conservancies in Africa and the winner of many prestigious awards.
Now, in the first development of its kind in Kenya, homeowners can live adjacent to this world-renowned wildlife reserve. The Mount Kenya Wildlife Estate (www.mountkenyawe.com) is a truly unique property complex, with 100 homes flanked by Mt. Kenya’s majesty on one side, and Ol Pejeta’s expansive plains on the other.
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Ol Pejeta’s success in protecting black rhinos and providing them with safe spaces to breed means the Conservancy is fast approaching its maximum carrying capacity – after which there will not be enough browse and territory to go around. The current black rhino population stands at 123, which is why Ol Pejeta is expanding into the neighboring Mutara Ranch – 20,000-acres on its northern border that will provide outstanding black rhino habitat.
Mutara will increase Ol Pejeta’s conservation area by 25%, and allow its black rhino population to grow to 180 — this will constitute around 23% of Kenya’s entire population. It will also provide a secure connection corridor for species such as elephants and African wild dogs, which migrate between Ol Pejeta and the large network of protected areas to the north.
Ol Pejeta funds most of its operating costs through tourism and sustainable agriculture, but the critical expansion into Mutara will lean on revenue generated through the Mount Kenya Wildlife Estate (MKWE) – which also doubles as a predator-free endangered species sanctuary for Grevy’s zebra and Beisa oryx.
MKWE homeowners have an exclusive access gate to Ol Pejeta, and a huge number of exciting conservation activities on their doorstep. But beyond this, owning one of only 100 homes in this innovative development is part of a holistic approach to conservation aims to ensure nature and people can continue to thrive in this spectacular landscape.
WHY INVEST IN MOUNT KENYA WILDLIFE ESTATE
- 1,000 acres on the border of a world-renowned wildlife conservancy
- The Estate doubles as a protected wildlife habitat for endangered species
- 20-minute drive from Nanyuki town
- Range of house sizes and style to suit all needs and budget
- Own a luxury villa in the wilderness and contribute to important conservation efforts in the process.