The epitome of Eco-tourism in Nakuru County.
Established in 1997, Kigio Wildlife Conservancy is located about 120km from Nairobi between Naivasha and Gilgil; off the road to Nakuru. This conservancy covers about 3500 acres of land and was originally a cattle ranch owned by a colonial settler family.
The management of this conservancy wrote an application to the Kenya Wildlife Service requesting relocation of the Rothschild’s giraffe. The request was granted with a condition fence the farm first. To achieve this, funding was sourced from the European Union, Biodiversity Conservation Programme, among others. This former cattle ranch was therefore fenced and 8 of Kenya’s most threatened Rothschild Giraffe were relocated here from Lake Nakuru.
Today, these Rothschild Giraffes are being saved from extinction, a balance between mammals, insects, and plants is one goal they still hold dear.
Take up the most epic & breathtaking views of the Rift Valley, Mount Longonot and Lake Naivasha from Kigio. You can also walk or cycle amongst the wildlife and birds, or choose to enjoy a quick splash in the Malewa River that meanders through to the conservancy.