Ol Pejeta Bush Camp is a charming tented safari camp located in Kenya's Laikipia region. All seven spacious, eco-friendly canvas tents look out onto the Ewaso Ngiro River and, with activities like the Junior Ranger Programme, Ol Pejeta Bush Camp is a fantastic choice for families.
- Seven comfortable, traditional East African eco-tents
- Children over the age of five are welcome (may be able to accommodate younger than five)
- Open safari vehicle game drives, night drives and guided bushwalks in Laikipia's Ol Pejeta Conservancy
- First electric safari vehicle in the area
- Home to the world's last two remaining northern white rhinos
- Big five game viewing with highly qualified and dedicated rangers
Located on the banks of the Ewaso Ngiro River inside Laikipia's Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Ol Pejeta Bush Camp offers cosy and intimate tented accommodation that is perfect for families or small groups who want to experience the adventure of a Kenyan wildlife safari.
Spacious, river-facing eco-tents
All seven of Ol Pejeta Bush Camp's spacious, en-suite tents walk onto private decks that enjoy views of the Ewaso Ngiro River. Six of the tents are configured for double occupancy in twin or double beds, depending on the guests' preferences. The seventh tent is a family tent with two en-suite bedrooms and a shared living room. All en-suite bathrooms have a flushing toilet, a hot water safari bucket shower and twin washbasins.
Guest lounge and mess tent
The bush camp's cosy and comfortable guest lounge and dining area overlook the Ol Pejeta Plains beyond the river. Guests are welcome to sit around the cosy fireplace in snug armchairs and sofas or they can gather around the outdoor firepit beneath the canopy of stars at night. Meals are served at the communal dining table in the mess tent in keeping with original safari traditions. Bush breakfasts, bush lunches and romantic picnics are available on request. Ol Pejeta Bush Camp runs on eco-friendly solar and generator power and guests will find battery charging facilities in the mess tent.
Game viewing in Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Situated in the hillocks of Africa's second-highest mountain, the snow-capped Mount Kenya in central Kenya's Laikipia County, Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a pioneer in wildlife conservation. The conservancy, with its marshlands, savannahs and acacia and yellow-green fever tree thickets, is home to the world's last two northern white rhinos. Early morning and late afternoon game viewing is conducted in open safari vehicles (or in the bush camp's new electric vehicle) by highly qualified rangers whose commitment to conservation is exceptional. Guests stand a good chance of spotting the Big Five (elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and black and white rhino), cheetah, wild dog, giraffe, hippo, serval and endangered Grévy's zebra and Jackson's hartebeest. With around 300 bird species, birdwatching is also extremely rewarding.
Adventurers, families and honeymooners have a range of optional active, wildlife and cultural activities to choose from, such as
- visiting the endangered species enclosure to see the last two surviving northern white rhino
- horseback riding with rhinos
- going on a horseback safari in the conservancy
- visiting the canine anti-poaching unit
- tracking lion
- joining the Junior Ranger Program
- going for a jog with the rangers in the morning
- gymming in the wild
- going on a cycling safari
- participating in a cultural and community visits
- swapping seats with the safari guide and doing a self-drive safari
- visiting the bustling local open-air market
By road - From Nairobi, it takes four to five hours by road.
By air - Via air, it takes about 1h45min to get from Nairobi to Ol Peteja Bush Camp including your transfer from the airstrip to camp.
Our take on Ol Pejeta Bush Camp
At Ol Pejeta Bush Camp, going on game drives in their electric jeep is something else. There is no engine noise to distract from the sounds of Africa and it's easy to get lost in the tranquillity of the experience. The bush camp's eco-friendly ethos is reflected in their use of solar power and bucket showers and we were very impressed with the quality of their food. Something else that impressed us is the camp's passion for wildlife conservation. It's easy to see why Laikipia is becoming a popular safari destination to rival the Maasai Mara, not just for the game viewing but also for the one-of-a-kind activities they offer. We recommend staying at Ol Peteja in September and October when the summer crowds have left. The game viewing at that time of year is incredible.
- All meals
- House drinks
- Game drives
- Night drives
- Guided bush walks
- Transfers to and from nearest airstrip
- Limited laundry service
- Cellar wines, premium spirits and champagne
- Conservancy fees
- Private vehicle
- Visit to northern white rhinos
- Lion tracking and other conservancy activities
- All transfers other than stated
- Flights and airport taxes
- Items of a personal nature
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