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About us

History : Not only is the lush woodland of DeKUWC among the last tracts of indigenous forest in the region, but it is also steeped in revolutionary history. During the Mau Mau rebellion, the dense forests were a hideout for Kenyan freedom fighters, including national hero and Mau Mau leader Dedan Kimathi. The conservancy is part of a larger forest system known as Nyeri forest, currently managed by the Kenya Forest Service. Traditionally, this landscape was a source of livelihood for Kikuyu communities, who collected firewood and edible and medicinal plants from the forest.
Today, Dedan Kimathi University of Technology protects 140 acres of this valuable land as a sanctuary for ecosystems and wildlife, and we are pleased to share this haven of nature and history with you. Waiting for you beyond our gates are 9 species of grazing mammals, two species of primates, dozens of species of indigenous birds, reptiles and amphibians, and a variety of indigenous vegetation.

Accommodation

Dedan Kimathi University Wildlife Conservancy provides a number of accommodation packages

Camping

NB: Bring along with you warm clothing and personal equipments in this type of accommodation. Clean water, toilets , bathrooms, kitchen, firewood, lighting, and mess available.

Cottages

Set in the middle of nowhere in the forest where you are treated with melodious calls of birds and animal sounds; a life experience!

VIP Tents

The best of accommodation you have ever experienced in life V.I.P tents fitted with hot showers, sockets, and strategically set for a real jungle life experience.

Experience

Conferences and Meetings

Dedan Kimathi University Wildlife Conservancy is the perfect location for your conference, meeting, or event. Guests can choose to stay with us in the conservancy or we can arrange for off-site accommodations.

  • Accommodation

    Our accommodation facilities are very pocket friendly, taking care of budget to Luxury travelers without compromising standards. The accommodation type ranges from a campsite where you can pitch your own tents or rent from us, to VIP self contained tents and Guest rooms. Our services are unmatched and offer a silent, adventurous and peaceful atmosphere; all that our esteemed visitors require.

  • Guides and Equipment

    Guides:The conservancy employs experienced rangers that provide security and guiding in the conservancy 24 hours per day. Equipment: All cottages and rooms are self-contained and equipped to serve all of your needs, and camping gear is available for hire at the reception. However our altitude and proximity to Mt. Kenya can make the weather cool and wet at times. To make your stay more comfortable and enjoyable, be sure to bring the following items:• Binoculars  • Rain Jacket  • Flashlights  • Insect Repellent  • Gumboots • Camera

  • Camping

    There are campsites available at the conservancy, complete with running water and restrooms. Choose between pitching your tent on the forest floor or up in the trees on one of our tent platforms. Whatever your choice, our campsite offers a secluded wilderness experience where nature lovers can enjoy the sounds of the forest under the night sky. All camping equipment is available for hire at the reception.

  • Bird watching

    The best time for bird watching is from 6.00a.m-9:00a.m and also from 5.30P.M-7.00 p.m. Grab your binoculars and pick up a bird guide from the reception, and you’re ready to go!

     

  • Walking Safaris and Nature Trails

    Our rangers know the trails and woods like their own homes, and are happy to help you track wildlife throughout the conservancy. There is gate entrance fee depending with nationality – simply arrange with our reception. You are also welcome to venture into the meadows or self-guided trails on your own .