Ol Jogi Wildlife Conservancy In Laikipia
You haven’t seen the best of Kenya’s nature if you haven’t been to Ol Jogi Wildlife Conservancy in Laikipia, a privately-owned wildlife conservancy dedicated to preserving endangered species.
Ol Jogi Conservancy spans to about 60,000 acres into the wilderness in the north of Nairobi making it a top exclusive safari destination in Kenya. The experiences at Ol Jogi are captivating, to say the least.
At one time, French billionaire dealing in art Alec Wildenstein and his wife Jocelyne Wildenstein (The Cat Woman) made this home at a time when Ol Jogi was just a cattle ranch but would later transform it for the love of the wild.
Today, Ol Jogi has answered to a different call as it is home to Kenya’s endangered species such as rhinos. The private wildlife conservancy is abounding with game and its serenity cuts it a niche in the tourism industry.
You enjoy the quiet game drives around the conservancy viewing wildlife; rhinos, elephants, lions, buffalo, leopard, giraffes among others. They call Ol Jogi home.
Besides the preservation of wildlife, the Wildenstein’s have ensured that all guests get the experience of a lifetime while in Ol Jogi. The manor house is a major catch for guests with deep pockets while the seven satellite cottage spurs your excitement further.
They are well furnished with beautiful décor topped by tantalizing meals as you relax in the warmth and comfort of the cottage which lets you reflect on the diversity of the conservancy’s wildlife.
There are day and night game drives within the vast conservancy as well as horse riding where you explore the vast ranch perched on the back of a horse. From a long horse ride and game drive, the evening steam bath winds down your body and helps you relax.
However, these facilities do not come cheap at all; it is for the exclusive elites with deep pockets and could cost you an estimated $300,000 in a week, with the minimum stay being three days.
Wildenstein says that at Ol Jogi Wildlife Conservancy, he has given an African experience that you could otherwise take 20 to 30 years to experience adding “There is no other place in Africa where you can have an entire 60,000-acre wildlife conservancy entirely to yourself. You will never see another tourist, never see another minivan.”