Ol Pejeta Conservancy (informally known as Sweetwaters) is East Africa’s Largest Black Rhino Sanctuary, the only place in Kenya to see chimpanzees and holds some of the highest predator densities in Kenya. It is situated between the foot hills of the Aberdares and the magnificent snowcapped Mount Kenya, an area considered to be semi-arid. The Conservancy covers an area of 90,000 acres of the previously privately owned Ol Pejeta ranch, now known as the Ol Pejeta Conservancy.
Sweetwater’s Game Reserve is one of only for private game reserves in Kenya and provides visitors with a unique combination of facilities and activities. This 24,000 acres reserve situated within Ol Pejeta Conservancy enjoys magnificent views across the plains to the snow-capped peaks of Mt. Kenya, and has abundance of wildlife and tropical vegetation. Here guest enjoys special activities such as game walk, night game drives, horse-back game drives and meals in the bush.
It boast all of the “Big 5” game – Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Leopard and Buffalo. Only 250 kilometres north of Nairobi, or two-and-a-half hours’ drive on a good highway, the reserve is easily accessible and has the highest density of wildlife per square kilometre of any game park or reserve in Kenya.
There are many advantages to visiting this reserve. As it is private, guests can enjoy special activities such as night game drives, game walks, horse-back and even camel-back game rides. The reserve boasts abundant wildlife – over 400 species of birds, as well as lion, elephant, rhino and cheetah to name just a few. The night game drives are a particular pleasure, as they can allow sightings of the elusive leopard and other nocturnal species.