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Sweetwaters Game Reserve
Nashorn Morani (Picture: Gerhard Wagner)
Nashorn Morani (Picture: Gerhard Wagner)
The Ol pejeta conservancy occupies the plains between the foothills of the Aberdares and the magnificent snowcapped Mount Kenya. The Conservancy comprises extensive savannah grasslands and the riverine forests that border the Ewaso Nyiro River. A visit to Ol Pejeta is ideal for nature, cultural fun and leisure lovers. 

The 24,000 Acres SweetWaters Game Sanctuary is currently part of the Ol Pejeta conservancy. Formerly called Ol Pejeta Ranch it was a cattle ranch for breeding of beef cattle. One of the attractions of SweetWaters is the history behind. The ranch was founded by Lord Delamere.

The Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary opened in 1993. Lonrho Africa, the Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) and the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) established a facility to receive and provide sanctuary and housing to an original group of 40 chimpanzees.

Mammals in the Ol Pejeat include the big 5 the endangered black rhino, leopard, elephant, buffalo and lion.