Our guests say: "This is the real Africa".
Ol Pejeta Bush Camp is a traditional, very comfortable tented bush camp on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro river, and is the home of owner-managers Alex and Diana Hunter. The camp is set in nearly 100,000 acres in the Laikipia region of central Kenya, right on the Equator next to Mount Kenya itself. Ol Pejeta Conservancy has the highest resident game-to-area ratio of any park or reserve in Kenya. We have incredible wildlife viewing and a fantastic array of activities, without your stay being marred by seeing a lot of other vehicles. If you've always wanted to go on a real safari, then we have the camp with the style and ambiance for you. Most nights from your tent after dinner, you will hear lions roar and leopards grunting, after an evening round the camp fire admiring a sensationally starry sky.
Our tented bush camp on the Ol Pejeta Conservancy offers guests a unique kind of safari experience in Kenya. Stay for any number of nights, and we aim to get you doing and seeing everything you want to during your visit. Our four-night Interactive Conservation Safari gives guests 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 interested in incredible wildlife viewing, plus opportunities to observe and participate in the fascinating and complex variety of work on Ol Pejeta Conservancy, then we would recommend 4 or more nights with us, to get the most out of your stay. We would propose a conservation activity each day combined with a morning or afternoon walk or drive, and of course, a night game drive one evening as well. There is a lot to do and see on Ol Pejeta, and we will always try to get as much in as you want in the time you have with us!
(NB these activities below are included for guests staying on the non-resident package rate; for non-package, activities are at extra cost. For self-drive Kenya residents, the chimps, Hippo Hide, and Baraka/the Morani Centre are included on your own game drives; all other activities are extra.)
*NEW* - A private game drive with the Northern White Rhinos, the world's rarest large mammal, during afternoon feeding times: $10pp (minimum $30)
*NEW* - Self-drive your own classic Landcruiser and do you own game drives (extra cost; please enquire in camp)
Guests may be able to have the opportunity to observe special activities such as animal capture/release, treatment of injured animals, or wildlife translocations for example, should they be going on during their time on the Conservancy. Management-level guest speakers are also able to come to camp and talk about their fascinating and complex work, integrating wildlife conservation and research with domestic cattle, alongside tourism and community development.
Guests can also: Spend a night in a hide with dinner, bedrolls, and night-vision monoculars (minimum 4 night stay).