Sweetwaters Serena Camp.
A sheltered oasis, clustered around a waterhole and set in the pristine calm of a private wildlife conservancy, Sweetwaters Serena 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. One of only four private game reserves in Kenya, Ol Pejeta Conservancy excels in the provision of privileged seclusion and private game viewing. 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.
The conservancy comprises extensive savannah grasslands and riverine forests that border the Ewaso Nyiro River.
Ol Pejeta House, Ol Pejeta Conservancy One of Mt Kenya region’s best kept secrets and originally the home of Adnan Khashoggi, Ol Pejeta House is a beautiful private house set within the pristine calm of the Ol Pejeta Conservancy.
Rooms & Suites:
Accommodation is provided in 39 luxuriously appointed tents . Each tent has a thatched roof, an ensuite bathroom and its own veranda with views over the waterhole. Full room service is provided.
Guest Services and Amenities
Transportation to/from Lodge: distance from Nairobi 217 kms, transport by road, Nanyuki Airstrip.
Check in facilities: express check-in and check-out facilities, warm towel and welcome drink.
Guest room facilities: power outlet for hair dryer, shaver, sockets (Hairdryer available on request from the Reception Desk).
Guest room services: laundry and valet services.
Special features: gift shop, sundowners, bush breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Activities health/sport: swimming pool, beauty treatments, day & night game drives, guided bush walks, camel-trekking, visits to the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary, visits to Morani, a tame black rhino.
Dining and Bar activities: 1 Dining Tent - Rhino Restaurant, Bar - Khashoggi Bar & Lounge
Business services: secretarial services, internet services available.
Places of interest: Mt Kenya, Waterhole and Saltlick.
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 "Rhino Restaurant" is accommodated amidst the quaint charm of the
main house, which was once the home of the Ranch Manager. Here open windows look out over stunning views and the traditional décor features soft sofas, traditional prints and splendid stone-built fireplaces.
Al fresco dining
The camp also offers a memorable selection of safari luncheons, bush dinners, campfire suppers and "sundowners" safari cocktails.
Raised on timbered poles this enchanted evening hideaway offers an uninterrupted view of the waterhole and its many wilderness
Khashoggi Bar and Lounge
With its blazing log fire, soft lights and enveloping ambiance, this is the ideal venue in which to enjoy a light aperitif or a relaxing nightcap.
The camp enjoys spectacular views over the alternately lush and golden plains towards the snow-capped peaks of Mount Kenya.
Because the Camp has its own private waterhole and saltlick, guests may enjoy unprecedented close encounters with the wildlife
in the sanctuary of their natural habitat.
A trip to Ol Pejeta Conservancy would not be complete without a visit to the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary, the only place in Kenya to see these endangered, yet highly intelligent animals. Owing to the ongoing destruction of the west and central African rainforest and continued demand for bush meat, Ol Pejeta Conservancy is compelled to provide a safe, secure and permanent refuge to 42 orphaned and abused chimpanzees from this region. Visitors can “adopt” chimpanzees upon visiting the Sanctuary. This means they can contribute towards the feeding, housing and day to care of the chimpanzees, in order to give them the life they deserve. There are two adoption packages on offer, one for $85 and one for $40. In return for their contribution visitors receive an adoption certificate and a gift.
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.
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.
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.
The camp has a luxuriant swimming pool with its own poolside bar.
The camp can be adapted to form an exclusive private conference centre with full communications and organizational backup and a wide range of delegate-tailored events.
An exquisite wedding venue, Sweetwaters Tented Camp or Ol Pejeta House offer the ultimate blend of sublime location, superb catering, unique accommodation and "Out of Africa" mystique.