Kigio Wildlife Conservancy
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.