Ol Pejeta Safari Cottages offer a wealth of game viewing opportunities and experiences and Andy’s track record of more than 35 years as a professional guide means he is renowned as one of the best safari operators of his generation. Now he has used that expertise to hand-pick some of the best Kenyan guides available for his guests.
All our guides are qualified to Silver level with the Kenya Society of Professional Guides. They know the best game viewing areas, understand the intricacies of the African bush and are keen to share that knowledge with visitors. With your own personal guide and 4WD available throughout your stay, visits to the Safari Cottages are as perfectly suited for those with more specialist interests, such as keen photographers or birdwatchers, as they are for those keen to tick off the “big five”.
Guests can set their own timetable for activities, including:
– Dawn drive with a bush picnic
– All morning drive
– Full day drive with breakfast and/ or lunch
– Equator Line Bush Breakfast
– Afternoon sundowner drive
– Spotlight night drive
– Bush Walks
– Specialist Bird Walks with Andy
Ol Pejeta Conservancy also offers plenty of additional activities (some at extra cost), including a visit to the Endangered Species Boma, home to the last remaining northern white rhinos in the world and hosting a breeding project for the endangered Grevy’s zebra and Jackson’s hartebeest. You can see these magnificent animals close up and find out more about the Conservancy’s anti-poaching strategies. A short drive away is Jane Goodall’s Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary, providing a safe refuge for chimpanzees that have been rescued from captivity and the bush-meat trade.
The beautiful scenery of the Aberdare mountain range includes montane forest, bamboo thickets, rolling moorlands and magnificent waterfalls, making it a photographer’s paradise. The park provides a habitat for creatures including the rare mountain Bongo, Giant Forest Hog, Colobus and Sykes monkey and boasts well over 250 species of birds, some of them endemic.
In contrast, a trip to Samburu National Reserve reveals a more rugged and semi-desert setting, with the reserve renowned for its rare and unique animals, including the long-necked gerenuk and Beisa oryx, and over 350 different species of birds, among them the Vulturine guinea fowl and kingfishers. You can even enjoy a dip in the natural springs at its sister Buffalo Springs National Reserve if you need to cool off in the midday sun.
Mount Kenya is the second tallest mountain in Africa and the scenery surrounding this designated World Heritage Site is breath-taking. It is pristine wilderness with lakes, tarns, glaciers, dense forest, mineral springs and a selection of rare and endangered species of animals, high altitude adapted plains game and unique montane and alpine vegetation. We’ll pack you a picnic and walk the forest and moorlands learning more about the unique flora and fauna, not to mention incredible views.
Ol Pejeta Safari Cottages is proud to support nearby Nyakiyo Primary School, situated just outside the Conservancy. Guests can visit the school to meet pupils and teachers and find out how the children are being taught the principles of conservation. Our community outreach program is in development, but any ideas you have we welcome. The school also benefits from supplies of pencils, crayons and books so if you have the space then do pack a few into your suitcase. No kind gesture goes unnoticed here.