A Guide To Oserengoni Wildlife Sanctuary
The Oserengoni Wildlife Sanctuary is an independent charity, which plays a significant role in Kenya’s conservation effort by protecting and breeding many endangered species, restoring and protecting the natural habitat, and managing the human-wildlife conflict to enable both wildlife and communities to prosper. Through work with its many partners, sponsors and donors, the Sanctuary continues to build a sustainable future for Kenyan wildlife Service and has achieved great success with its Grevy’s zebra breeding programme. Its next big challenge is its Big Cat breeding programme.
WHERE WE ARE
Oserengoni Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the central part of the Great Rift Valley, West of the Aberdare ranges and North East of the Mau escarpment. It borders both Lake Naivasha and Lake Oloidien – the highest lakes along the floor of the rift Valley. The topography of the land comprises the elevated Maela ridge that raises 7,748 ft above sea level to the lower plains on the East that stretch to the shores of the Lakes Oloidien and Naivasha at 6,200fts above sea level.
The Great Rift Valley is a vast geographical and geological feature, approximately 6,000 kilometers (3,700 miles) in length, which runs from northern Syria to central Mozambique. The rift valley varies in width from thirty to one hundred kilometers, and in depth from a few hundred to several thousand meters. It was named by the British explorer and geologist John Walter Gregory.
This massive geological split runs through the heart of East Africa and the Kenyan section of the Rift Valley is home to eight lakes. Lakes Turkana, Logipi, Bogoria, Nakuru, Elementaita and Magadi are all alkaline and are famous for the large flocks of Flamingos that feed on crustaceans. The only freshwater lakes are Baringo and Naivasha.
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The Zwager family has created a tourism venture consisting of two world-class safari lodges Chui Lodge and Kiangazi house.These provided the opportunity for people to stay at the Oserengoni Conservancy and experience for themselves conservation in practice. Funds
raised through tourism are reinvested into the Oserengoni’s conservation programs.
Less than two hours’ drive from Nairobi, Oserengoni Wildlife Sanctaury is a privately owned, nineteen and a half thousand acre, flora and fauna paradise. It plays home to a diversity of wildlife that includes: Rhino, Leopard, Grevy’s Zebra, Giraffe, Kudu, Buffalos, Hyena, plains game as well as a bird list that boasts over four hundred species. Staying at either Chui Lodge or Kiangazi House, you can enjoy this unique and diverse wildlife conservation area from one of our safari cars with the expert knowledge of our friendly and professional guides. With comfortable 4WD vehicles there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the wildlife in their natural habitat and undisturbed.
- Game Drives – Guests can experience game drives in the safari vehicles with an expert guides in the Conservancy. Encounter 320 bird species and a wide array of wildlife including White Rhino, Buffalo, big and small cats, an enormous array of plains game, Grevy’s Zebra, Beisa Oryx on your own private and exclusive game drive or game walks. Experience the remarkable beauty of a night game drive, and share in the splendour of the Leopard, Lion, Aardvark and even the spotted Hyena using our special night lights.
- Bush Walks – Walking around the Conservancy’s lake frontage allows Ornithologist’s and Game Viewers to interact with the diverse range of species on a more personal level, whilst stretching ones legs. The game corridor is a strip of land comprising of approximately 3,000 acres that allows wildlife from Hells Gate National Park, access to the lake.
- Sundowners – After a fantastic game drive in the Conservancy or Lake Front, stop by a roaring log fire and watch the sun set with drink in your hand, watch the African sunset by a bonfire with a sun-downer, and relax while listening to the sounds of nature under an African star studded sky. The African night brings to life a different world, Hyena cries echo in the bush, a lion roars in the distance, Hippo’s emerge from the water and Leopards start their nightly prowls; enjoy all this and more from the safety of your campfire before a night drive takes you back to the lodge for a delicious dinner.
- Boat Trips – These allow an entirely different perspective on the lakes ecosystem. Vast Papyrus swamps can be viewed or alternatively one can try their hand at fishing for Black Bass.
- We can also arrange for the following activities in the area: horse riding, visit to one of the local community village centres, nature walks at Hells gate or Longonot crater walk, golfing and boat trips on Lake Naivasha.
Oserengoni Wildlife Sanctuary Contacts
Attraction Type: Wildlife
Category: Animal Sanctuary, Birding Site
Region: South Rift
City / Town: Naivasha
Road / Street: Moi South Lake Road
Telephone: 254 50 202 0792, 254 722 200596
Entrance Fee: Yes