Ol Pejeta Conservancy spans 90,000 acres of central Kenya’s Laikipia plateau. Our fertile grasslands are home to a wide variety of iconic wildlife species, and offer ideal cattle farming country. Originally established as a working cattle ranch in the 1940s, Ol Pejeta maintains strong links to its roots; managing the largest herd of purebred Boran cattle in the world.


A Complementary Relationship

As wildlife numbers in Kenya continue to decrease, and a growing population demands more from dwindling natural resources, we pride ourselves on balancing highly productive agriculture with wildlife conservation and local community development initiatives. We believe that cattle farming and wildlife conservation don’t have to succeed at the expense of the other, but in fact, can complement each other for a more sustainable future.

Livestock for Wildlife

Ol Pejeta is the largest black rhino sanctuary in east Africa, and home to the world’s last remaining northern white rhinos. We have some of the highest predator densities in Kenya, and still manage 7,500 beef cattle. Ol Pejeta is one of the few wildlife conservancies in the world to be able to source 100% of our basic operating costs through our own sustainable, commercially generated revenues. We use beef and tourism to fund our wildlife protection and community outreach work, to ensure conservation translates to better education, healthcare and infrastructure for the next generation of wildlife guardians.