The main gate into Ol Pejeta for visitors is the Rongai gate to the east of the Conservancy, which lies at the end of the road from Nanyuki town. Visitors can also enter via Serat Gate on the Rumuruti road.
The drive to Ol Pejeta from Nairobi takes about 3-4 hours. The road from Nairobi to Nanyuki is tarmacked, and the last 13 kilometres to Ol Pejeta is dirt. From Nakuru/ Naivasha; it is best to take the road via Nyahururu and Nyeri to enter Ol Pejeta through Nanyuki. About 6.5km after Nanyuki airstrip, there is a sign to Ol Pejeta on the left, and it is signposted all the way to Rongai Gate. 4x4 vehicles are essential in the rainy season. Note that the road around the west and north of the Conservancy is only practicable with a large 4WD and very difficult in wet conditions.
Important: There are currently roadworks on the dirt road from Nanyuki to Ol Pejeta. While this will eventually mean a nice smooth run to Rongai Gate, at the moment there are several diversions. The way back to the main road from these diverted routes isn't always clear. If you run into difficulty, please do not hesitate to call the tourism office on 0707187141.
There are daily scheduled flights from Nairobi Wilson Airport to Nanyuki airstrip, which is a 45 minute drive from Ol Pejeta. Airkenya and Safarilink both offer services to Nanyuki from Nairobi. All accommodation providers on Ol Pejeta can arrange a transfer to and from the airstrip. It is also possible to charter a flight from any other wildlife conservancy or airstrip, into Ol Pejeta’s airstrip (currently only open to charter flights).
Getting to Kenya
Nairobi is one of the biggest transport hubs on the continent. International flights arrive in Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Most domestic flights, including flights to Nanyuki, leave from Wilson Airport (WIL).
It is important to check your visa requirements before entering into Kenya.