Ol Pejeta Bush Camp, Laikipia: The Lowdown

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Ol Pejeta Bush Camp is one of the most authentic safari camps we’ve visited in anywhere in Africa. A stay here really isn’t at all about the luxury (after all, you can have wi-fi and TV at home) instead, it’s about what you travel for: the utter magic of being in the Africa bush and the privilege of being shown it by people who know it so well.

What’s Ol Pejeta Bush Camp really like?

Although Ol Pejeta’s seven tents (including one family tent) are big enough to stand up in, and come with a simple bathroom including a bucket shower, they’re probably not what we’d describe as luxurious when compared to some of the interior designed “rooms with canvas walls” we’ve seen. And this is deliberately so. What makes a safari special isn’t about switching on the air-con, but more about what you see and do outside the room. Like eating simple, wholesome and delicious meals, listening to a hair-raising story as you gaze into the campfire, and watching shooting stars cross the skies above.

What can I do at Ol Pejeta Bush Camp?

There are morning and afternoon game drives, night game drives and walking safaris here. There are also a whole host of activities that you can enjoy for an extra cost. These include visiting the endangered species centre on the conservancy, take a riding safari (including riding with rhinos) , visiting the dogs at the anti poaching unit, tracking collared lions, visits to the local community, or the local market, going for a jog with the rangers, and cycle rides. Please note that we’d generally recommend pre-booking and the last 3 take place on specific days of the week.

Giving back with Ol Pejeta Bush Camp: Ol Pejeta Conservancy is pioneering in the field of conservation, and at the time of writing, is home to the last Northern White Rhinos in the world. Guests staying at Ol Pejeta Bush Camp have an unique opportunity to gain an insight into the work here, on the front line of conservation.

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