This is hands down a 5 star experience. Alex and his staff deliver a classic hemingway style safari without it feeling forced or gimmicky. My wife and I recently stayed at Ol Pejeta Bush Camp as part of a honeymoon safari. It was to be a 7 night safari. Two nights at Ol Pejeta Bush Camp, two nights in Navasha and then two nights in the masa mara. Ol Pejeta was the perfect start to our safari.
Just to be clear, this property is not for everyone. By design, this is a more rustic safari experience that evokes a bygone era. However, the tents are extremely comfortable and your private bathroom is right outside your tent -- less than a two foot walk. In addition, this is a very communal experience. All of our meals were taken together, along with the owner of the camp -- Alex. In addition, before dinner each night, as the various guests where returning from their late afternoon game drives, we would all congregate outside the dining tent around a camp fire, have a few cocktails and talk about what we saw on our respective game drives. The comraderie that develops between the guests and the staff in a very short time is truly special and only adds to the uniqueness of the experience that Alex and his staff provide.
A specific mention must be given to Alex, who really made our honeymoon. We arrived at Ol Pejeta Bush Camp with our own guide, who had no relation to Ol Pejeta Bush Camp, and just did not work out for us. Alex swooped in and, taking us under his wing, ensured that the rest of our trip went off without a hitch. We are greatly appreciative of his help in making our honeymoon one to remember. I enthusiastically recommend Ol Pejeta Bush Camp to anyone who is looking for a classic safari experience with a staff that will go above and beyond to give you the experience of a lifetime.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- On the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River in central Kenya's Laikipia region is Alex Hunter's atmospheric Ol Pejeta Bush Camp, the ultimate in Kenyan hospitality and safari excellence. Here you will share your space with the last three surviving northern white rhino in the world. Ol Pejeta's six traditional East African safari tents offer an excellent base from which to explore the secrets of this renowned conservancy - from the pioneering conservation projects that have made it famous to spectacular sightings of black and white rhino and the Big Five. Ol Pejeta is the first choice for discerning safari veterans looking to understand and enjoy the very best of world-leading conservation practice. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ol Pejeta Bush Camp Hotel Nanyuki
- Ol Pejeta Bush Camp, Asilia Africa Kenya/Nanyuki Town