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Welcome to the Dedan Kimathi University Wildlife Conservancy, your destination for exclusive wildlife experiences. Covering 140 acres of indigenous forest, the conservancy offers a unique, secluded atmosphere for conferencing, wildlife viewing, nature walks, bird watching, and walking safaris, and is located just 6 km North of Nyeri town in Nyeri County.

Visitors to Dedan Kimathi University Wildlife Conservancy (DeKUWC) have the chance to see some of Kenya’s most famous wildlife as well as some exotic species. DeKUWC is home to nine species of grazing mammals including wildebeest, warthogs, Grant’s gazelles, impalas, and Burchell’s zebras. We also host Andean llamas, and variety of indigenous birds, reptiles, and amphibians.

Nestled at the foot of towering Mt. Kenya – Africa’s second highest peak – and part of the Aberdare ecosystem, DeKUWC is in the beating heart of one of Kenya’s most unique landscapes. Whether you are visiting for the day to enjoy a walking safari or early-morning bird watch, or staying for a conference or holiday, we are committed to providing an exclusive nature experience.