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 tents are big enough to stand up in, and come with a simple bathroom, 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, tracking radio collared lions, or you can visit the various conservation programmes on the Ol Pejeta conservancy. Ol Pejeta can also arrange fantastic visits to the local community, or, if you want to take it easy, spend the afternoon in a hide watching and waiting for the animals to come to you.

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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