Feel like part of the family at Ol Jogi in Kenya
A 45-minute private flight from Nairobi will bring you to the Ol Jogi Ranch, a 58,000-acre working cattle farm and Rhino conservation centre. Alex Wildenstein took over management of the farm when his father passed away in 2008 and his aim is to make you feel more like a guest and less like a tourist. Other than sensible precautions given to you by Ol Jogi staff you will have no restrictions put upon you. Nighttime safaris on horseback, drives and even walks can safely be undertaken. Ol Jogi Ranch provides a sanctuary to approximately 60 endangered rhino. The entire ranch is surrounded by an innovative ring-fencing system that has 16 areas that won’t allow the rhino through but will allow other species to migrate freely back and forth.
Although the décor is elegant and full of stunning antiques, the atmosphere is much more comfortable than grand. The seven guest houses were individually designed and are filled with furniture and treasures that were in the family’s own home so there’s no sense that you’re in a show or staged setting. Stained glass windows showcase the animals but the picture windows in your accommodation will provide even better views of the wildlife as they wander past. Elephants, hippos, wildebeest, gazelles, birds of all description plus many other species will add to your enjoyment of this wondrous place.
There are so many activities available in the area you’ll never be bored for a moment. Feel like going for a walk with a baboon? No problem. Horse riding treks, game drives, bird watching, visiting the wildlife research centre and vet clinic and other activities will keep you busy throughout your stay.