Ol Pejeta Bush Camp
Laikipia and Northern Kenya, Kenya
At a Glance
Experience a real Kenyan tented camp
Listen for game wandering through camp at night
Whilst eating lunch watch elephants come to drink from the stream by camp
Enjoy delicious canapés around the camp fire before dinner
Excellent game viewing with few other vehicles in the conservancy
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
Ol Pejeta Bush Camp is open all year except during the rains in April-May, and November.
The main season is in January and February, when the weather is hottest and driest. At this time, the animals in the wildlife parks tend to congregate more around the watercourses, making them easier to spot.
Northern and eastern Kenya temperatures vary from highs of up to 40°C during the day to less than 20°C at night. Rainfall in this area is sparse and, when it does occur, is often in the form of violent storms. July is usually the driest month, and November the wettest.
To start planning your holiday to Ol Pejeta Bush Camp
Ol Pejeta Bush Camp has six tents overlooking the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River. Owned and managed by Alex Hunter, the emphasis is on fantastic guiding and the conservation initiatives that take place in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy.
Ol Pejeta is a traditional bush camp in the Laikipia region. The six simple safari tents are set along the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy and on clear days there are beautiful views of Mount Kenya and the Loldigas.
Ol Pejeta Bush Camp is run by Alex Hunter, who was Kenyan born and moved back there several years ago to set up the camp. He is a renowned guide specialising in walking safaris and he and his wife, Diana, make excellent and entertaining hosts with their intimate knowledge of Kenya and the local area.
Alex is passionate about promoting the conservation efforts that are going on in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy and encourage their guests to join in. They can also arrange visits to the nearby Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary, which was set up by renowned primatologist Jane Goodall, and is home to nearly 50 rescued chimpanzees. They also have a hide, which, if guests are staying for four nights or longer, can be used to sleep out in. Ol Pejeta also offer guests the opportunity to have a behind the scenes look and learn about the work in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy.
There is plenty of game in the area, including elephant, lion, cheetah and the rare Grevy's zebra. Since February 2007 the conservancy is the biggest rhino sanctuary in East Africa and is home to four of the last seven known Northern White Rhinos.
Ol Pejeta Bush Camp has six tents with twin beds, accommodating a total of 12 guests. The camp can also be booked exclusively for a family or group of four or more for a small supplement per night. Further temporary tents can be added for larger groups if necessary.
There is no age restriction for children to stay at Ol Pejeta Bush Camp but parents will need to be responsible for their children due to the open and unfenced nature of the camp. If you have questions, please ask your Scott Dunn consultant for advice.
At Ol Pejeta Bush Camp you can join the conservation team in tracking lions and cheetahs. Learn how to use radio-tracking equipment. And assist with elephant and general wildlife monitoring with resident rangers and researchers. All the guides are experts from the local area and are happy to share their knowledge and passion for the wildlife with you.
At Ol Pejeta Bush Camp you can join a day and night game drive, visits the Morani Information Centre
or take a guided visit to the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary. You are also encouraged to visit local community projects such as schools. It is also possible to help with Rhino tracking with the Ol Pejeta rangers (maximum 2 guests per patrol) and assist with individual rhino assessments with researcher identification material.
Fly Fishing in Northern Kenya
If you want to try something really different during your holiday then why not take a fishing trip up to Lake Rutundu or Lake Alice. Situated at 10,000 feet above sea level, on the slopes of Mount Kenya this is a totally unique fly fishing experience.
Game Drives in Lewa Downs
Explore this beautiful area of Kenya with your professional safari guide in search of some of the fantastic wildlife of Laikipia. Enjoy the opportunity to track and view some of the critically endangered white and black rhino of the conservancy.
Riding in Northern Kenya
Horseback safaris are the most exciting way to see the bush and in Kenya they are without a doubt the most exciting and adventurous safari you can do.
A scenic flight is the ultimate way to enjoy Kenya's spectacular landscapes, whether by helicopter or in the wonderful Waco bi-plane, it is an experience of a lifetime.
Walking Safaris in Laikipia
Explore the African bush on foot with your experienced guide and tracker. A fantastic opportunity to experience a different perspective, away from the noise of a safari vehicle.
Location & directions
Laikipia and Northern Kenya, Kenya
Ol Pejeta Bush Camp is located on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River on the Conservancy. Set in nearly 100,000 acres in the Laikipia region of central Kenya, right on the Equator next to Mount Kenya itself.
How to get there
8.5 hour international flight to Jomo Kenyatta International. 45-minute schedule flights to Nanyuki from Nairobi Wilson followed by a 45-minute drive to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy gate. There are direct flights Nairobi-Nanyuki, and also direct to/from the Masai Mara from Nanyuki. Guests can charter in directly to Kamok, the Ol Pejeta Conservancy private airstrip.