Ol Pejeta Bush Camp is a very comfortable yet traditional bush camp on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro river. Owner-managed by Alex Hunter of Insiders Africa, the camp is set in nearly100,000 acres in the Laikipia region of central Kenya, right on the Equator. This tented bush camp on the Ol Pejeta Conservancy will offer guests the opportunity for a unique kind of safari experience in Kenya. Our four-night Interactive Conservation Safari gives a new insight into modern wildlife conservation. During your days with us, you will encounter behind-the-scenes of daily life on this working wildlife conservancy and cattle ranch. Guests are welcome to spend just one or two nights looking at some of these elements – or as long as they want – being as active, interactive, or as relaxed as they like when staying in camp..
For those in the know, Mount Kenya is the hidden gem of treks in East Africa. While Kilimanjaro may be the highest, Mount Kenya is a slightly easier climb and definitely the continent’s most interesting mountain, with more endemic species of birds and plants than any other mountain in Africa. Comprised of several peaks named after Masai labons (chiefs) such as Batian and Nelion, the highest are reserved for experienced technical climbers, though Lenana peak at about 16,000 feet (often above the snow line) is very accessible and can be comfortably climbed in 4-5 nights.
This will be a fun, involving, entertaining and educational week for kids and parents alike. For those who have not been on safari before, or for those who may have been on safari many times, this is a week with a difference. Children (and parents) will learn about life in Kenya, and a huge variety of things about the African bush – different ways to identify different animals large and small (tracks, signs and sounds), birds and insects, the bush environment, some ‘bush skills’ like tracking, how to make a toothbrush from a bush, light a fire with firesticks…and at the end of the week: we will have a “Masai Warrior Olympics” testing skills including bow and arrow, spear throwing, and making fire with sticks.
Alex Hunter was born in Kenya in the mid 1960’s, into a family of Irish and Scottish descent which has always been closely involved with Africa’s wildlife and people since the turn of last century. His namesake and grandfather was the record-holding commercial game hunter and well-known author J.A. Hunter.