Sweetwaters Tented Camp lies in the heart of privately owned 22,000 acre Sweetwaters Game Reserve – host to all the members of the ‘Big Five’ (elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo and leopard), the conservancy has a higher wildlife-to-area ratio than any Kenyan national park and is one of only four private game conservancies to have been founded in Kenya.
Sweetwaters Tented Camp enjoys magnificent views across the game-studded plains to the snow-capped peaks of Mount Kenya. Overlooking a floodlit waterhole, the camp offers visitors an unforgettable opportunity to watch and photograph animals in their natural habitat.
Accommodation / Facilities at the Sweetwaters Tented Camp
Located on the plains of Mount Kenya, Sweetwaters Tented Camp features thirty-nine luxury tents, each with its own private veranda overlooking the water hole. Also within the house is the Kashoggi Bar and lounge, which centres on a blazing log fire. The Waterhole Bar, built in the style of a game-viewing hide, overlooks the waterhole and offers unrivalled wildlife-watching.
Dinning at the Sweetwaters Tented Camp
Dining takes place in the Rhino Dining Room, which has floor to ceiling windows overlooking the watering hole. A full cooked and continental breakfast service is offered, and lunch is served buffet style with meat, poultry, fish and vegetarian options. The table d’hôte dinner menus feature a fresh salad buffet, soup, entrée, pudding, cheeses and tea or coffee. Wherever possible, the fresh produce is sourced from local communities.
The Water Hole Bar is located in a “hide” and offers prime wildlife viewing, as well as a range of fine wines, local and imported beers and premium spirits. Teas, coffees and a range of fresh juices are also served.
Activities to do while staying at the Sweetwaters Tented Camp
Day & Night game drives, Bird and Nature Walks, Walking Safaris, Camel Safaris, Bush Luncheons & Dinners, Safari Sundowners
Central waterhole that attracts a large variety of game
Splendid views of Mount Kenya
Sweetwaters conservancy is home to the largest Black Rhino sanctuary in East Africa
The Chimpanzee Sanctuary is the only one of its kind in Kenya. Visitors can enjoy the unique opportunity of observing the chimps by boat on the Ewaso Nyiro River which flows through the middle of the one-square-kilometre Sanctuary. The riverine forest and savannah grasslands that make up the Sanctury are home to 26 orphaned chimpanzees varying in age from 2 to 15 years