Ol Pejeta Conservancy
It is one the largest black rhino sanctuary in Africa and home to two of the world’s last remaining northern white rhino. It is also home to over 500 bird species and other wild animals such as lions, buffalos, elephants, zebras, leopards, impalas, gazelles, and cheetahs. It is a perfect destination for game viewing, camping, Bush horse riding and lion tracking.
It is a 74 metres (243 ft) waterfall on the Ewaso Ng’iro river. A few kilometres from Lake Ol Bolossat, which drains from the Aberdare Range. It is situated 3 kilometres (2 mi) from the town of Nyahururu, at 2,360 metres (7,740 ft) elevation. In 1883 Joseph Thomson was the first European to reach Thomson Falls and named them for his father.
Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy
Just at the foot at Mount Kenya is another beautiful haven of wildlife, the Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy. Set up to prevent extinction by breeding endangered species for release back to their ancestral homes in the wild. their bongo breeding program continues with great success. The animal orphanage at the Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy is a unique facility to give orphaned, injured, neglected, abused or frightened wild animals a second chance. The orphanage provides shelter and professional care with the goal to release these creatures back into the wild where they belong.
Mt. Kenya, Africa’s second-highest peak is regarded as the realm of Ngai, god of the local Kikuyu people. Traditionally, all Kikuyu home were built to face this sacred peak. They call it Kirinyaga, or place of light.
The mountain is an awe-inspiring sight. Its ragged series of peaks are crowned with snow, and its slopes are thick with forest. The mountain is best seen at dawn, when the day’s early light silhouettes its impressive summit high over the surrounding plains.
While the 5199 meter summit is a difficult technical climb, the lesser peak of Point Lenana (4985m) can be easily reached by any fit trekker. This trek takes between 3 and 5 days, through a fascinating world of forests, wildlife, and unique montane vegetation including pod carpus and groundsel, and finally one of the world’s rarest sights, equatorial snow.
For those who don’t want to climb the Mountain, now is a good time to learn about exercises for climbers for this expedition. The cool highlands that surround its base are well worth a visit. The forests are ideal for game viewing, and there are crystal clear mountain streams that abound with Trout….