The Sweetwaters Game Reserve is situated between the foot hills of the Aberdares and the magnificent snowcapped Mount Kenya. It boasts an astounding variety of animals including the non-indigenous chimpanzees and the big 5 (the endangered black rhino, leopard, elephant, buffalo and lion).
The combination of amazing wildlife and stunning views across the open plains of Ol Pejeta guarantees an unforgettable safari experience. One of Sweetwater’s main attractions is the chimpanzee sanctuary.
You can take a boat trip through the sanctuary, which is only one square kilometre in size, and spot some of the 26 orphaned chimps that inhabit the forest. Another attraction is a resident tame rhino named Morani. On arriving at Sweetwaters you can get a map to guide you on the drive around. Lion and elephant are among the game that resides in the reserve. There fore, the resrve is a home to over 40 chimpanzees, 73 endangered black rhino, 5 endangered white rhinos, elephants, lion, leopard, buffalo, grevy zebra, giraffe, cheetah, thomson's gazelle, black-back jackals, ostrich, grant's gazelle, baboons, waterbuck, oryx, eland and several hundred bird species.