Kenya Accommodation,
Central Highlands and Laikipia

Ol Pejeta Bush Camp


Ol Pejeta Bush Camp is sited on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River, a narrow waterway that flows from the slopes of Mount Kenya, down to the dry plains further south. The camp is in Ol Pejeta Conservancy within central Kenya’s Laikipia region, and is most famous for being the final stand of the northern white rhino, with its last duo of the species having been transferred here, along with two others. This was with the aim improving the chances of successful breeding, however, with the last male, ‘Sudan’, having died in 2018, only one female, ‘Najin’, and her female offspring, ‘Fatu’ exist today.

Ol Pejeta is world renowned for its pioneering conservation projects. As well as being home to the last remaining northern white rhino, conservation projects are ongoing for the critically endangered black rhino (with over 165 individuals in the reserve), and the near threatened southern white rhino (around 50 individuals present here). Endangered Grevy’s zebra and Lelwel hartebeest (also listed as endangered by the IUCN) are two other ungulates that are closely monitored here.

Considered extinct in the wild, the two northern white rhino live in a predator-free ‘endangered species enclosure’, where they are under 24-hour protection from armed guards. Ol Pejeta Bush Camp offers the experience of getting up close to these two gentle giants, a moment you will surely never forget. It may feel a sombre moment, the thought of seeing the last remaining individuals of a species, but there is hope yet. Scientists have been working for years to develop the practice of transferring embryos (produced from in vitro fertilisation using previously collected northern white rhino egg cells and sperm) to southern white rhino surrogate mothers.

Tents are extremely comfortable and spacious, with luxurious bedding (for those cooler nights an extra blanket and a hot water bottle are provided to keep you cosy) and private decking areas that provide the perfect place for a moment of blissful solitude, away from your campmates. To enjoy the social aspect of camp, gather with your safari companions around the central campfire in the evening, to share a glass of wine or a beer, and reminisce your day of wildlife watching in the bush together. Wonderfully prepared lunch and dinners are served up in an enjoyable communal setting also.


Tents have en suite bathrooms, flushing toilets, hot water bucket showers, private open decks, laundry service, battery-charging facilities, solar and generator power. One of the seven tents is a larger family tent, with a double and two singles in separate areas.

Local Wildlife

Northern white rhinoceros, black rhinoceros, white rhinoceros, elephant, buffalo, giraffe, lion, leopard, cheetah, Grevy's zebra, Jackson's hartebeest

Optional Activities

The following activities are all at an additional cost: Close-up encounter with the last two remaining northern white rhino, dog tracking experience with the anti-poaching patrol team, lion tracking with the ecological monitoring team, wildlife-livestock integration experience, morning run and coffee with the Ol Pejeta Conservancy rangers

Jonathan Morris

Area Specialist

If you have any questions regarding our Kenya tours, please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965