Ol Pejeta Bush Camp

Ol Pejeta Bush Camp: Information from the owner

All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.
For Expert Africa's view, see our own report, which contains our own observations and views.

Type Safari Lodge
No. of rooms 6
Last updated 25-Jan-2018

Main description of Ol Pejeta Bush Camp

Ol Pejeta Bush Camp: Facilities

Property facilities Private Vehicle Available
Room facilities En-Suite, Laundry Service (Available), Lounge Area, Mosquito Nets, Safe, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Verandah
Available services Airport Shuttle (Available), Credit Card
Activities on site (some activities may be seasonal) Big 5, Bird Watching, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, Safaris, Walks (Guided), Cultural Tours, Hiking, Horse-back Safaris

Room types at Ol Pejeta Bush Camp

Guest tent

Guest tent

Perfectly spaced along the Ewaso Nyiro River, the six traditional safari tents at Ol Pejeta are charming and full of character. All tents come complete with warm blankets for the winter mornings, rechargeable solar lights and en-suite bathrooms with hot-water safari bucket showers and flushing toilets. Individual verandas provide the perfect spot to while away an afternoon in privacy, watching the animals come and go along the river bank.

Activities at Ol Pejeta Bush Camp

Cultural and community visits

The staff at Ol Pejeta Bush Camp is drawn from the communities surrounding the conservancy and is always eager to share their culture and history. Visit a local school or village for a rewarding experience that reveals a little more about the workings of the conservancy and daily life in the area.

Fly camping

Fly camping

What better way to get out into the wilds and really experience Africa at its most raw than to sleep out in a simple fly-camp? Enjoy an early dinner at camp and do an evening drive to your camp which will be all set up for your arrival – have drinks around the campfire and enjoy the spectacular night sky before retiring to your dome tent, falling asleep to the sounds of the bush all around you. There are sheepskin rugs in the tents, bedrolls, blankets, and a toilet tent and a guide will stay at the camp to ensure your safety.
Minimum age 8 years. Available year-round excluding April and May, as part of a minimum 5 night stay at Ol Pejeta due to logistics. Minimum 4 people, fly camp is exclusive use.

Game drives

Game drives

Learn about the varied animal species and birdlife of the conservancy during morning and evening game drives with an expert guide, handpicked from the surrounding community. Our vehicles are open with a canvas canopy to give you the best viewing possible. Do remember that Ol Pejeta is at an altitude of 1 800 metres and so it gets extremely cold at night and in the early mornings, especially between June and September: wear plenty of warm layers that you can peel off as the day warms up.

Horse riding with the northern white rhinos

Horse riding with the northern white rhinos

For experienced horse riders, the chance to ride amongst the endangered species including the Northern white rhinos is a once in a lifetime experience. This predator-free Endangered Species Enclosure is wonderful to explore on horseback, with the chance to also encounter other of the endangered species such as Grevy’s zebra or Jackson’s hartebeest. Group size maximum 4 riders.

Lion Tracking

Lion Tracking

You will have a unique opportunity to spend time with the researchers in the conservancy, learning about and tracking the lions that live here, using a satellite receiver to track the radio-collared individuals. Information gathered is passed directly to the Ol Pejeta Ecological Department in order to further understand these magnificent predators.

Night game drives

Night game drives

When the sun descends, use a powerful spotlight to track the nocturnal species and discover the magic of the Kenya’s nightlife.

Running with the conservancy rangers

Keep your fitness levels up whilst on safari, to counteract all the delicious food you’ll be eating, by joining the Ol Pejeta Conservancy rangers on their early morning run. They do this daily to keep fit, and we can arrange for our guests to join them and the chance to have a coffee with them afterwards to learn more about their work to keep the wildlife on the conservancy safe. A fun and rewarding way to start your day!

Self-drive: Swap seats with your safari guide

Self-drive: Swap seats with your safari guide

At Ol Pejeta Bush Camp we have a couple of old-school open-topped Land Rovers which are great for adventuring around the reserve on. And if you want to get behind the wheel yourself, you can swap seats with your safari guide and drive yourself around for the afternoon or morning one day – with the guide sitting next to you to provide assistance and guidance on driving near wildlife. What better way to appreciate the driving skills of your safari guide than trying it for yourself!
Half day activity - morning or afternoon - maximum 4 guests and minimum 3 night stay at Ol Pejeta Bush Camp.

Visit the anti-poaching canine unit

Visit the anti-poaching canine unit

Visit the conservancy’s blood hound dog kennels and learn about the training that transforms these canines into anti-poaching patrollers. After your tour, you can play a game of human-canine hide and seek, trying to evade the dogs and finding a spot to hide within the Morani Information Centre. A great way to interact and get a bit of exercise for you and the hounds!

Visits to Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary

Visits to Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary

Fully incorporated into the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary remains the only place in Kenya where this highly endangered species can be seen. Over 40 chimps rescued from the bush-meat industry live in troops on either side of the Ewaso Nyiro River, in a project that aims to preserve chimpanzees and their habitats through public education.

Visits to the Endangered Species Enclosure

Visits to the Endangered Species Enclosure

The Endangered Species Enclosure is home to Ol Pejeta’s three very special residents - the world's last three remaining northern white rhinos - Sudan, Najin and Fatu. Meet these three gentle giants and their keepers and learn about the challenges of trying to keep this species going. This is a fascinating and humbling experience and a must-do on the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. As well as these three very special residents, there are also southern white rhino, and black rhino in the endangered species enclosure, as well as Grevy's zebra and Jackson's hartebeest

Walking safaris

Walking safaris

Discover the sights, sounds and smells of the bush on a game walk with renowned guide and owner of Ol Pejeta Bush Camp, Alex Hunter. Walking safaris are a superb way to uncover the smaller creatures of the bush that you often miss from a safari vehicle, as well as learning about how to track wildlife by their prints and signs in the bush.

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