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Ol Pejeta Bush Camp

Overview

A wildlife sanctuary

Overlooked by the dramatic snow-capped peaks of Mount Kenya, the 40,000 hectare Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a model of tourism-supported conservation and community development.

Ol Pejeta’s Bush Camp is a comfortable, unpretentious set up with seven spacious, eco-friendly tents – including one for families – set up along the Ewaso Ngiro River. There’s also a communal dining and lounge area at the heart of the camp.

Looked after by a warm and hospitable team, explore the beautiful conservancy, learning all about its incredible work on an exciting range of safari activities in an ecosystem that has the highest densities of wildlife in Kenya outside of the Maasai Mara.

Facts

At a glance

  • Seven tents

  • Dining and lounge tent

  • Electric game drive vehicle

  • Solar powered

Asilia Ol Pejeta Bush Camp Staff prepping the bush fire for evening sundowners

Experiences

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    Game drives

    Learn about the varied animal species and birdlife of the conservancy on daytime and evening game drives.

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    Walking safaris

    Discover the sights, sounds and smells of the bush on a walking safari. On foot, the magic of the bush truly comes alive and walking through big game country is an experience not to be missed.

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    Endangered species enclosure

    Today, only two northern white rhinos remain in the world and both are found at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in a large enclosure protected by 24hour armed security. Take the opportunity to visit the enclosure, learn from the keepers about the efforts being taken to preserve the last of this highly endangered species, as well as see Grevy’s zebra and Jackson’s hartebeest

Community & Culture

Ol Pejeta seeks to support the people living around its borders, to ensure wildlife conservation translates to better education, healthcare and infrastructure for the next generation of wildlife guardians.

Through business enterprises and donors, Ol Pejeta Conservancy works to develop the funding necessary to pay for their wildlife conservation work and to provide financial assistance to projects that assist the people living within the neighbouring communities. Ol Pejeta work with local government and a variety of elected community representatives across the district to identify projects that qualify for assistance from the Conservancy. All projects are assessed on a case-by-case basis and must contain some element of community contribution, concentrating on health, education, water, roads, agriculture, and livestock extension services and the development of community-based conservation tourism ventures.

They collaborate with surrounding communities to mitigate human-wildlife conflict and support economic projects such as introducing more efficient drip irrigation farming and has partnered with the Northern Rangelands Trust on their sustainable cattle ranching project (true to its origins as a working cattle ranch, Ol Pejeta still maintains a herd of 6,000 beef cattle).

Conservation

Conservation is a dynamic and rapidly changing scene. Ol Pejeta partners with international wildlife, security and research specialists to stay at the forefront of conservation innovation. These partnerships have led to unique data findings, methods and cutting-edge technology that have contributed to the protection of Ol Pejeta’s diverse species and beyond.

As with all Asilia camps, staying at Ol Pejeta Bush Camp allows guests to contribute to conservation. You can also get involved by helping with canine training or recording lion sightings for the research team.

Footprint

Ol Pejeta now runs almost exclusively off a recently installed solar plant which replaced diesel generators and was the first of Asilia’s camps to feature an all-electric game drive vehicle.

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Why Niarra

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