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Ol Pejeta Bush Camp

Laikipia and Northern Kenya, Kenya

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.

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

Adventure, Eco/ethical tourism, Family, Honeymoon

Insider's View

Go running in the bush with Alex, definitely a 'different' way to experience the Kenyan wilderness.

Louisa Ross-Taylor

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Ol Pejeta Bush Camp or take a look at our itineraries to Laikipia and Northern Kenya

Description

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 specializing 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.

Accommodation

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.

Childcare

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.

Facilities

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.

Activities

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.

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.

When to go

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.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Ol Pejeta Bush Camp or take a look at our itineraries to Laikipia and Northern Kenya

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