Ol Pejeta Conservancy 2023 Accommodation Rates

Overlooked by the dramatic snow-capped peaks of Mount Kenya, Ol Pejeta Conservancy is in central Kenya’s Laikipia County. It’s home to the two remaining northern white rhinos on the planet and many otThere are a few accommodation options to choose from within Ol Pejeta. Some are managed by the park (Camping, The Stables & Pelican House), whilst the rest are privately owned.

Ol Pejeta Accommodation Rates

1. Pelican House

Pelican House is the perfect place to enjoy downtime with friends and family. Overlooking the serene Pelican Dam, this cosy all-inclusive or self-catering cottage sleeps 8 but can sleep 12 on request. Located in the east of the Conservancy, Pelican House is within easy reach of some of Ol Pejeta’s best wild experiences – including the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Baraka the blind black rhino, and Morani’s Restaurant.

The Pelican Dam is frequently visited by a variety of wildlife, especially in the dry season. The verandah looks out over the tranquil water and is the perfect spot to enjoy breakfast with the dawn chorus, or a well-deserved sundowner after a day’s safari. Pelican House is the perfect base to explore Ol Pejeta and gives you the freedom to make and change your itineraries.

Pelican House Accommodation

Pelican House offers comfortable accommodation. The house sleeps eight (8) people in the main house, with a double suite in the garden separate from the main house with its bathroom. The main house has two large en-suite double rooms and a third double bedroom with a separate bathroom. 4 extra beds are available on request.

Guests have the option of either bringing their food or taking up our fully catered option at a cost per person per night (i.e. lunch, dinner and breakfast) – this rate does not include drinks. The kitchen has a five-burner gas cooker with an electric oven and fridge/freezer. There is a housekeeper on hand to help with housework, and a chef available at an additional cost who will help with breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Electricity is supplied using a generator 8 hours a day; telephone reception is limited at Pelican House but there is FREE Wi-Fi available.

Pelican House Accommodation Rates 

Self-Catered Option 

  • 2-4 PAX

Ksh 9,000 per person per night (self-catering)
US$ 100 per person per night (Self-catering) non-resident

  • 5-8 PAX

Ksh 8,000 per person per night (self-catering)
US$ 90 per person per night (Self-catering) non-resident

  • 9-12 PAX

Ksh 7,300 per person per night (self-catering)
US$ 80 per person per night (Self-catering) non-resident

Child Rate

Ksh 4,500 per child per night (self-catering)
US$ 50 per person per night (Self-catering) non-resident

Chef Option 

US$ 50 per day

Catered Option

  • 2-4 PAX

Ksh 14,000 per person per night extra
US$ 150 per person per night – non-resident

  • 5-8 PAX

Ksh 13,000 per person per night
US$ 140 per person per night – non-resident

  • 9-12 PAX

Ksh 12,300 per person per night
US$ 130 per person per night – non-resident

Child Rate

Ksh 9,500 per day
US$ 105 non-resident

2. Sweetwaters Serena Camp

Located within the sprawling Ol Pejeta Conservancy, one of Kenya’s most noteworthy conservancies and home to the “Big Five” (elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo, and leopard).  Framed by picturesque views of Mount Kenya, the sophisticated tented accommodation offers a tranquil respite in the wild, with ensuite bathrooms, free Wi-Fi, and a private balcony or veranda. Begin or end your day with a delicious meal and superb views at a light-filled restaurant, enjoy a guided game drive on the conservancy, indulge in a massage in the treatment room, or simply relax by the pool.

With a dedicated event venue, modern facilities, and exceptional planning services, this Ol Pejeta tented camp is one of central Kenya’s most stunning destinations for weddings and corporate retreats with a difference. Its unparalleled location in Ol Pejeta Conservancy facilitates the exploration and discovery of the spectacular wildlife for which this region is famous.

Sweetwaters Serena Camp Accommodation Rates

We suggest getting one of the rooms that overlook the waterhole as it’s so lovely just sitting and watching the animals coming to drink. Prices vary dependent on the season and type of room you choose but start at around $280 in low season.

3. Porini Rhino Camp

This small and intimate safari eco-camp is located within Ol Pejeta Conservancy, a vast 90,000-acre wildlife area between the Aberdares and the majestic Mount Kenya. The conservancy is home to a variety of animals including the Big Five. It is the largest sanctuary in East Africa for the endangered Black Rhino and is also a sanctuary for rescued chimpanzees.

Porini Rhino Camp Accommodation

The Kenyan safari camp in Ol Pejeta consists of eight spacious and comfortable guest tents. Each tent is tastefully furnished and has solar-power lighting, an ensuite hot shower and a flush toilet. The camp is specially designed to have a minimum environmental impact (with no permanent structures and using eco-friendly fuel).

The newest tent is an H-shaped family unit that is located about 20 meters from the main areas. The unit is made of high-quality canvas and is spacious, each wing measuring 64 square meters and the lounge is 16 square meters. It consists of two rooms with a lounge in between. Each of the two rooms has a king-size bed and a single bed, The high-quality, spacious tent is tastefully furnished and has solar-powered lighting, ensuite facilities (with hot shower and flush toilet), and a private veranda. The unit is ideal for families or groups of friends travelling together and is at the same price per person as our other tents.

Porini Rhino Camp Accommodation Rates

Prices from $385 per person, per night for a full board on special offer.

4. Kicheche Laikipia Camp

An eco-award-winning small luxurious tented camp nestled in the shadows of Mount Kenya at the foot of an indigenous forest overlooking a waterhole. The camp’s squeaky green safari chic marries beautifully and sensitively with the natural highs of her surroundings in the wilderness zone of Ol Pejeta.

Kicheche Laikipia Camp Accommodation

The camp consists of six luxurious custom-designed tents, all fully insect-proof with en-suite bathrooms equipped with a dresser, flushing toilet and hot showers. The tents are set around a waterhole which is a haven for resident wildlife. A family tent is also available which sleeps up to 4 guests.

Kicheche Laikipia Camp Accommodation Rates

The camp closes in April and May. Prices range from about $520 (low season) – $765 (peak season) per person, per night.

5. Ol Pejeta Bush Camp

With a secluded location on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River, Ol Pejeta Bush Camp feels like a wildlife hideaway. Its seven canvas tents (including one family tent) are well spaced out in leafy surrounds for privacy and have an unpretentious design, adding to the camp’s authentic atmosphere. Each has a furnished private deck and a small grassy area next to the river where you can often see animals such as buffalo, impala and kudu on the opposite bank.

Ol Pejeta Bush Camp Accommodation

The canvas mess tent is raised on stilts and is open and airy, featuring a bar area, a large dining table where three-course lunches and dinners are served, and a small snug area with books, armchairs and Wi-Fi access. Just outside is a campfire where you can share drinks and safari stories with fellow guests each evening.

During the day, you’re kept busy with game drives and walking safaris through the conservancy. You could also participate in additional activities offered by the conservancy for an extra cost, from lion tracking and horse riding to visiting the last surviving northern white rhino in the endangered species enclosure.

Ol Pejeta Bush Camp Accommodation Rates 

This is a great place for families as they have a Junior Ranger Programme for kids. Prices are upwards of $450 per person, per night and they go up to around $630 in peak season.

6. Ol Pejeta Safari Cottages

Ol Pejeta Safari Cottages are tucked away along a beautiful, acacia-studded river line, in the heart of Ol Pejeta Conservancy’s exclusive wilderness area. Built-in 2017, The Safari Cottages is the brainchild of safari industry veterans, Andy and Sonja Webb who wanted to create an environment that makes you feel like you have always belonged here. Above all else, you’ll find unfussy, eco-friendly luxury, superior service, and top-quality food and guidance.

Ol Pejeta Safari Cottages Accommodation

A small, luxurious bush camp with just 4 cottages. Your stay includes a private guide and customised 4WD safari vehicle at no extra cost and a private chef to cook food just to your liking. The 90,000 acres, award-winning conservancy is home to a large pride of lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, and more.

Ol Pejeta Safari Cottages Accommodation Rates

Some of the cottages are quite large, so would be great for a group. Prices are upwards of $450 per person, per night.

7. The Stables

This is one of the more budget-oriented accommodations in the park. Originally built to house the horses of the previous owner of Ol Pejeta – Adnan Khashoggi, The Stables, formerly the Research Centre, has now been converted into budget accommodation.

The Stables Accommodation 

The Stables offer basic but comfortable accommodation facilities. With a full board nightly fee of just US$55, that includes breakfast, lunch (Kenyan style), and dinner, as well as tea and coffee throughout the day. They supply boiled water for drinking and there is a fridge available to residents for their drinks. Each room has a single bed with a mosquito net, clothes hanger, a power socket, a chair, and a laundry basket. Their staff is more than happy to assist with laundry – Ksh 500 per bucket. Laundry days are on Wednesday and Friday (no ironing). Washing powder is provided to you for your undergarments. Bathrooms are shared at the Stables.

The Stables Accommodation Rates

Costs $110 a night for a double room, full board. The Stables is a cashless operation and only accepts payments using Credit Cards, Mpesa, and Paypal. Conservancy entrance fees are NOT included and are payable upon entry at our main gate. No vehicles are provided for game drives or activities when staying at The Stables, so you must come in your car.

8. Mutara Camp

Don’t let the name fool you. This is a luxury glamping site, rather than a campsite located just outside Ol Pejeta in the Mutara Conservancy. They have an absolutely beautiful infinity pool with incredible views of the park.

Mutara Camp Accommodation

The luxury canvas tents are tailor-made to offer you the most unforgettable camping experience. With world-class interior furnishings and an ensuite bathroom, it is easy to forget you are in a tent. The camp is laid out to ensure you never feel crowded and the service remains personal. Each tent has a deluxe king-sized bed and a cosy reading area. With a fully stocked mini-bar, guests can enjoy sundowners on their private deck, looking out into the wild, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the bush. On-site activities include day and night game drives, visits to the Sweetwaters chimpanzee sanctuary and endangered northern white rhinos, as well as bush dinners and sundowner experiences.

Mutara Camp Accommodation Rates

Rooms start at around $600 per night.

Ol Pejeta Camping Rates

There are 5 campsites to choose from (Mbogo, Hippo Hide, Murera Ndonga, Ewaso, and Ol Lerai). This is the cheapest option starting from Ksh 1300. You will need to bring your equipment and you will have to drive there.

Note: You can also stay outside the park in one of the adjoining parks or the nearby town of Nanyuki.

Ol Pejeta Conservancy Contacts

+254 (0) 707 187 141 / + 254 (0) 705 911 021

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