The last three Northern White Rhino left in the world live on Kenya’s Ol Pejeta Conservancy, which is also home to 115 black rhino, making it the largest sanctuary for these creatures in East Africa. And it is the only place in Kenya where it is possible to see chimpanzees, which it rescues from the black market and rehabilitates on its 90,000 acres.
Ol Pejeta also works to improve life in the surrounding communities, providing health care access to 20,000 rural community members, helping farmers develop rainwater harvesting, supplying water, solar power, buildings and ICT equipment to local schools, and cookstoves and solar devices to households. Overall, it has committed to invest $6.5m in community development over the next six years as it bids to reduce human wildlife conflict incidents by 10 per cent each year. Such efforts make for better tourism, and they do so by making lives better for the communities where Ol Pejeta operates.