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, 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.
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.
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.
Sweetwaters tented camp offers 39 luxuriously appointed tents. Each tent has a thatched roof, an en-suite bathroom and its own veranda with views over the waterhole.
The teneted camp’s guest room facilities include power outlet for hair dryer, shaver, sockets. 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.
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 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.
The camp also provides 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 and a wide range of al fresco dining experiences.