Sweetwaters Serena Camp, Ol Pejeta

At a glance

  • On the Equator
  • Amazing on-site game viewing at local watering hole
  • Private conservancy location

Sweetwaters Serena Camp, Ol Pejeta

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Stunning views of Mount Kenya and Big Five viewing in the private Ol Pejeta conservancy.

Home to the largest black rhino conservancy in East Africa, Ol Pejeta is an exceptional place to embark on your safari adventure. Watch wildlife quenching their thirst at the local watering hole, just a few feet away from your tent. The Rhino Dining Room’s huge windows overlook the great body of water so you can watch impalas, giraffes and even elephants grazing while you have your own breakfast from the buffet spread each morning. Visit the Endangered Species Enclosure to see the last two northern white rhino on Earth.

Visit the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary – the only one in Kenya – or go on a night game drive for a peek into the habits of the most awe-inspiring predators under the night sky (at extra cost). While in the camp, choose from a wide range of activities, including painting and archery, or simply enjoy the spellbinding views of Mount Kenya on the horizon, the biggest mountain in Africa after Kilimanjaro.

All tents have traditional canvas interiors under a thatched roof and are angled towards the watering hole for close-up wildlife viewing. Upgrade to the newer Morani tents which are decorated with deep wooden accents and glass doors to perfectly frame the incredible views. Formerly a colonial farm, the old manager’s house is now the main building of the camp, where you’ll find the main restaurant as well as the bar and lounge.

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Key information

In the Ol Pejeta private conservancy in the foothills of Mount Kenya

Airport transfer time: Airport transfer time:3 hours’ drive from Nairobi or a 45-minute light aircraft flight from Wilson Airport Nairobi to Nanyuki Airstrip, followed by a 16-mile drive to camp
Rooms: 56

Accommodation information

56 tents

Activities

• Go on a game drive in the private conservancy • Visit Kenya’s only chimpanzee sanctuary • Have a romantic dinner under the stars* • Track lions and observe their morning routines*.

Dining

Dining room, bush meals, indoor bar, ‘hide’ bar

What's included

• Breakfast, lunch and dinner • 2 game drives per day (morning and evening) • Airstrip transfers

*Denotes local charge