In cased you missed it, please refer to my previous blog about Ol Pajeta titled, The Rhinos Of Ol Pajeta Conservancy, Kenya.
A Brief History
Ol Pajeta Conservancy is a great wildlife conservation story. It is a former cattle ranch established in the 1940s and later converted to a wildlife sanctuary. Ownership of the ranch changed several times over the years, before it was converted to a sanctuary in 1988. In subsequent years the sanctuary was expanded to over 90,000 acres. In 2003, the sanctuary was purchased by Fauna and Flora International with the help of benefactors. It operates as a non-profit and relies on donations and tourism to help cover operational costs.
About The Sanctuary
They have a population of over 100 black rhinoceros, and the last two living northern white rhinoceros in existence. They have the entire ‘big five’ animals, which includes elephants, rhinoceros, leopards, buffalo, and lions. In addition, they have impala, Thompson’s gazelle, hartebeest, hippos, waterbuck, jackal, among other mammals. Also, they have a dozens of species of birds, including my favorite the crowned crane.
In this post we’ll explore what I discovered at Ol Pajeta in addition to its wonderful rhinoceros conservation efforts. Unfortunately, we didn’t see any lions or leopards this time. When going on a wildlife safari, it’s important to realize that you are not going to a zoo. What you see in terms of wildlife is completely random, which is the way it should be.
Thanks for dropping by! Please consider donating to Ol Pajeta Conservancy to help support the preservation of these magnificent animals. I hope that you enjoyed my travel photos and commentary, and will return for more travel content in the future.