Ol Pejeta Bush Camp
Conservation, charm and true Kenyan hospitality
Ol Pejeta Bush Camp
In the heart of Kenya’s Laikipia region, Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a shining example of conservation for the entire continent. Home to the last 3 Northern white rhino in the world, it’s also a sanctuary for Southern whites and critically endangered black rhino, as well as chimpanzee, and the research and protection efforts for all species are nothing short of outstanding. And in the heart of it all is Alex Hunter’s charming bush camp of the same name, where traditional game drives and walks in Big 5 territory are offered alongside visits to the projects - truly a place to discover the best of both worlds.
At the lodge
Both the dining and lounge tents are breezy, open-sided safari tents with excellent views across the river to the salt pan on the other side, known to attract thirsty black rhino on regular occasions! Armchairs and director’s chairs litter the lounge accompanied by bright kikoys and vases of pretty roses whilst a large table takes pride of place in the dining tent, ready for an evening of safari tales late into the night…
The 6 traditional safari tents are spread out along the Ewaso Nyiro river and all have marvellous views across the plains to the peaks of Mount Kenya glimmering in the distance. Recently refurbished, the tents are spacious and comfortable and feel very cosy with snug blankets, old chests and lots of safari knick knacks dotted around. Bathrooms are also very spacious and have safari bucket showers with hot water on tap - a must on a chilly Kenyan morning!
There is a definite focus on conservation at Ol Pejeta and visits to the Endangered Species Enclosure to see the Northern white rhino and to the chimpanzee sanctuary take place daily. There are also opportunities to spend a morning with the lion research team and track the cats in the area, as well as with the rhino patrol guards. Intersperse these with traditional Big 5 game drives and walking safaris and this is a safari that’s very hard to beat!