Our third week of filming will be spent in and around the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, located northeast of Nairobi in the shadow of 17,057’ (5200m) high Mt. Kenya, Africa’s 2nd highest mountain.
The Ol Pejeta Conservancy works to conserve wildlife, provide a sanctuary for great apes and to generate income through wildlife tourism and complementary enterprises for re-investment in conservation and communities.
Ol Pejeta is the largest black rhino sanctuary in east Africa, home to two of the world’s last remaining northern white rhino, and until just a few weeks ago, home to Sudan, the last male northern white rhino. It is the only place in Kenya to see chimpanzees, housed in a sanctuary established to rehabilitate animals rescued from the black market. It has some of the highest predator densities in Kenya and manages a very successful livestock program on a portion of the conservancy that shows that wildlife conservation and ranching can work together. Ol Pejeta also supports and runs programs for the people living around its borders aimed at improving education, healthcare and infrastructure for the next generation of wildlife guardians.
Ol Pejeta is also the home of our guide and focus of The Hunter Legacy, Alex Hunter. Alex bases his safari and conservation work from the Ol Pejeta Bush Camp on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River, where we will spend several days learning about his life growing up and living in East Africa.
Learn more about the Ol Pejeta Conservancy here.
As our feature as the Doc of the Week at the International Documentary Association comes to close tomorrow, please consider making a donation towards our post-production expenses by visiting our IDA fundraising page. All donations are tax deductible.