However you choose to spend your time in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, you can be sure of returning every evening to a very comfortable base camp! Ol Pejeta Safari Cottages are an excellent option for travellers looking for self-catering – or chef-catering! – accommodation in this wildlife-rich area of Laikipia.
ACCESS & LOCATION:
Ol Pejeta Safari Cottages are situated within the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. This conservancy is in the south region of Laikipia, between Mount Kenya and the Aberdares mountain range.
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES:
As all cottages can be configured to provide a variety of options, ranging from one-bedroom suite to the full four-bedroom unit, the accommodation is suitable for most types of travellers!
The cottages have a very pleasant location, amidst tall yellow-barked acacia trees and with views across a river valley to sprawling grasslands beyond. The site is just 20 minutes from the town of Nanyuki and 3 hours by road from Nairobi. Every cottage is spaced well apart from its neighbour, to provide ample privacy. At the front of each one, there is a spacious veranda – this is a lovely place to sit, relax, enjoy the scenery, and perhaps tuck in to an al-fresco meal! Inside, you will find a fully equipped kitchen and an open-plan lounge and dining area, which boasts a cosy fireplace. You can cook for yourself or hand over this task to your private chef and waiter! The bedrooms within the cottages are also very well appointed. Additionally, each cottage benefits from 24-hour solar power.
Many exciting activities are possible in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, an area covering over 36,000 hectares! You can go on game drives, during early morning and late afternoon. It is a thrilling experience to tuck into a breakfast picnic down by the river, or to enjoy sundowners while watching the skies over Laikipia turn rose and golden, all the while surrounded by the local wildlife. There is plenty to look out for in the conservancy – the famous Big Five, as well as cheetah, zebra, giraffe, gazelles, jackals, baboons, ostriches, and many more mammal and bird highlights. Fans of rhino may be interested to learn that Ol Pejeta is the biggest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa!
Other activities include day trips to Aberdares National Park. Here you can marvel at the mountains and take a walk through the montane forests, spotting giant forest hog and some brilliant birdlife. Village visits are possible too – the owners of the cottages are proud supporters of the local school, and you can pop in one morning to meet the teachers and pupils. The children are always grateful to receive pens, pencils, and exercise books, if you have room for them in your bags! Other excursions you might like to fit in are a trip to the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary and a look around the Endangered Species Boma – please note that if you wish to visit the Boma it is necessary to book in advance.