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Ol Pejeta Bush Camp

Ol Pejeta Bush Camp

“The real Africa,” as described by one guest, happens at Ol Pejata Bush Camp. For the ultimate safari experience, look no further than this tented safari camp on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River within a 100,000 acre wildlife sanctuary. Out of all of the parks and reserves in Kenya, Ol Pejata Conservancy possesses the highest density of wildlife. Ol Pejata Bush Camp is a working wildlife conservancy and cattle ranch, and guests are encouraged to take part in the camp’s special Interactive Conservation Safari, a 4-night experience.

Interactive conservation activities include the traditional safari walks, day and night game drives, and overnight stays in a hide. Guests can visit the chimpanzee sanctuary, home to almost fifty rescued chimps transferred from another sanctuary originally started by expert Jane Goodall. Ol Pejata researchers and rangers educate guests about wildlife and offer guests opportunities to track local elephant, lion, and rhino populations. Safari-goers can even use radio-tracking equipment to locate Toki, the resident cheetah and Baraka, a blind black rhino, in order to observe them at close range.

For guests desiring a restful, relaxing experience, Ol Pejata Bush Camp offers six private tents, each overlooking the river. These simple, comfortable accommodations are placed on non-permanent, eco-friendly structures to lessen the environmental impact. Tents are furnished with a bed, re-chargeable solar lights, en suite toilets, washstands on the tent veranda, and safari bucket showers (brought by request at any preferred temperature at any time of day).

For the active guest, Ol Pejata provides an ideal base camp for a climb up Mount Kenya as well as opportunities to run on the open plains (followed discreetly by a car for safety purposes). Interactive conservation activities include learning the special techniques of wheat farming and about integrated living techniques for cattle and wildlife. Boran and Ankole cattle are integral parts of the ranch, and guests enjoy photographing them, especially the unusually spectacular horns of the Ankole cattle.

Other animals frequently sighted are buffalo, leopard, Grevy’s zebra , and Jackson’s hartebeest. Its almost 100 rhinos make Ol Pejata the largest rhino sanctuary outside of South Africa.

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