The Ol Pejeta Bush camp is situated on the quiet western side of the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, a 40 000 hectare fenced wildlife conservancy located in the Laikipia South area of North Central Kenya, right on the equator. The conservancy is a not-for-profit organisation and the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa. The camp’s riverside setting on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River means elephant viewing is especially good.
There is a comfortable tented mess and five large traditional safari tents furnished with single/double/twin beds, en suite flush toilets and wash basins and bucket showers. The camp can house 12-14 guests though additional tents can be added for larger groups. With re-chargeable solar lighting and no permanent structures, the camp’s environmental impact is as low as possible. Guests who have stayed here frequently cite the food on offer as well as the animal viewing and the friendly and professional service as being excellent.
Activities include: game drives to the Northern White Rhinos during afternoon feeding time, self-drive your own vintage Land cruiser (for your own game drives), guided visits to the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Hippo Hide, visits to local community projects such as schools and dispensaries, wildlife monitoring with resident rangers and researchers. Please note that some of these activities need to be booked in advance and come at an extra cost.
Owner-manager, Alex Hunter invites guests to get involved in animal tagging and rhino tracking so guests get an insider’s view into the workings of a wildlife conservancy. In addition, he is a keen runner and invites guests to go running on the plains – ‘take a safety car behind you and have the running experience of your life!’
Ol Pejeta have an extensive community outreach programme providing support necessary to enhance the lives of the people who live near the conservancy. Projects include the building of schools and roads, as well as the provision of agriculture and livestock extension services and the development of community-based tourism.
The Ol Pejeta Bush Camp is suitable for families with children.