The Ol Pejeta Conservancy on the Laikipia plains in central Kenya has just announced that they will charge an entry fee for vehicles beginning June 1, which was previously free of charge.
Maintenance of the tracks and roads across the sprawling conservancy requires more funds, probably as a result of the sharply-increased visitor numbers, and like in other national parks and game reserves, they will now begin to levy a fee on cars entering their area.
Charges will range from Kenya shillings 300 for a saloon car, equivalent to about US$4, to a maximum of 8,000 Kenya shillings for a bus with more than 45 seats, equivalent of just over US$100. The money raised through this measure will go towards maintenance of tracks, roads, and opening up of new game viewing circuits.
Visit www.olpejetaconservancy.org for more information about the work done on the conservancy.