A sheltered oasis, clustered around a waterhole and set in the pristine calm of a private wildlife conservancy, Sweetwaters Tented Camp is in a class of its own. Abounding with wildlife, unfettered by the more rigorous strictures of the Kenyan National Parks and designed to offer a charming blend of under canvas ambiance and uncompromising luxury, it has long been the preferred retreat of wilderness and safari lovers alike.
Thanks to its private status it also allows such unforgettable pleasures as the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary (the only place in Kenya to see these highly endangered animals), night game drives, guided bush walks and camel-trekking across game-teaming plains.
Built in the 1970’s, the Camp’s main building was originally the residence of the ranch manager. Ol Pejeta Conservancy was once the private domain of famed multi-millionaire, Adnan Khashoggi.
Accommodation is provided in 39 luxuriously appointed tents. Each tent has a thatched roof, an en-suite bathroom and its own veranda with views over the waterhole. Full room service is provided.
Guest room facilities include power outlet for hair dryer, shaver, sockets (Hairdryer available on request from the Reception Desk). Laundry and valet services are provided.
The camp prides itself on the quality of its cuisine offering a 5-course “table d’hôte” dining experience every night, and a selection of African, Asian, and international dishes. The camp also offers a memorable selection of safari luncheons, bush dinners, campfire suppers and “sundowners” safari cocktails.
Business services: secretarial services, internet services available.
The camp enjoys spectacular views over the alternately lush and golden plains towards the snow-capped peaks of Mount Kenya. Because Sweetwaters Camp has its own private waterhole and saltlick, guests may enjoy unprecedented close encounters with the wildlife in the sanctuary of their natural habitat.
Ol Pejeta Conservancy is the closest place from Nairobi to see “The Big Five” (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo). It is also the Largest Black Rhino Sanctuary in East Africa, boasting a population of 78 black rhino! Its other wildlife includes an exciting catalogue of; white rhino, giraffe, zebra, eland, oryx, waterbuck, Grant’s gazelle, Thompson’s gazelle, cheetah, silver-backed jackal, hartebeest and baboon. The conservancy also boasts several hundred bird species. Ol Pejeta Conservancy has the highest ratio of game to area of any park or reserve in Kenya.
Lion Tracking – Visitors are offered a unique opportunity to spend a morning with Ol Pejeta Conservancy’s predator research team. Visitors can join a dedicated team that has hands on experience with a tracking device to get close up to these amazing creatures.
Diversions – Include both day and night game drives in our fleet of open-sided 4WD safari vehicles, bush walks in the company of our resident naturalist, bird-watching, camel-trekking, beauty treatments and a wide range of al fresco dining experiences.
Night game drives – an excellent way to spice up your nightlife in the wild! Whether you wish to seek out the elusive nocturnal wildlife or behold the thrilling world of predators stalking their prey, a night game drive is a must.
Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary – Established in cooperation with the Kenya Wildlife Service and the Jane Goodall Institute for Conservation Projects for Chimpanzees Throughout the World, the 1 km sq sanctuary is a non-profit-making venture and the only sanctuary of its kind in Kenya. A gentle and charming diversion for children and adults alike, it offers visitors the unique opportunity of taking a boat ride on the Ewaso Nyiro River, which flows through the centre of the sanctuary where 26 orphaned chimps enjoy the peace and harmony of their natural environment.