Sweetwaters Camp Rift Valley


The Sweetwaters Camp Rift Valley is located at the heart of the 36,000 hectares large Ol Pejeta Conservancy in the Laikipia plains. At “only” 217 kilometres’ distance from Nairobi, the Ol Pejeta Conservancy is one of the closest to the capital – but nevertheless far from the beaten path, promising exclusive safari experiences!


Set right next to a waterhole, the camp does not only promise spectacular wildlife sightings but blends most wonderfully with the pristine surroundings of the private read more » conservancy. The snow-capped Mount Kenya towers above the scenery in the distance, while the midday heat drives the game to the waterhole far below.


The Sweetwaters Camp Rift Valley radiates a sensation of freedom coupled with modern-day comforts. The abundant wildlife and exotic vegetation can be enjoyed without the bureaucracy of a Kenyan national park. The Sweetwaters Camp has become a favourite for safari connoisseurs in search of a quiet backwater destination.


It is one of only four private safari camps in Kenya: Privileged remoteness and unique safari experiences characterise the Sweetwaters Tented Camp. Its status as a private concession allows for night game drives, guided bush hikes as well as horseback and camel excursions across the Ol Pejeta’s wide open plains. « show less


A picturesque stone path connects the Sweetwaters Camp’s main building to the luxurious ensuite tents. They units have been set up in two rows around the lush waterhole. 39 of the safari tents feature read more » a traditional Makuti roof radiating classic safari elegance and rustic cosiness.


The remaining 14 units have been set atop stilted platforms complete with a private deck and command a breathtaking view out over the camp and Mount Kenya in the distance. Needless to say that all of the tents have a veranda commanding a view out over the plains as well as allowing for fantastic wildlife observation!


The tents have been fitted with comfortable king-sized or twin beds nestling beneath protective mosquito nets. Electricity and hot water are available around the clock – a rare commodity in such remote regions. Your refined accommodation, including the bathroom, meets every international standard.


The service is on a par with the refined facilities. Tea, coffee and cold water are delivered to your tent at a moment’s notice. And at your request, you are provided with a hot-water bottle for the cold nights out in the bush. « show less


The Ol Pejeta Conservancy is home to the famous Big Five: Lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo in addition to countless other African wildlife like gazelles, zebras, giraffes, wildebeests and hundreds read more » of bird species. Certainly a highlight, the region is the largest sanctuary in East Africa for the endangered Black Rhino.


As day fades into night, lights come on around the waterhole to illuminate the nocturnal activities taking place. However, you may also decide to venture deep into the Ol Pejeta’s wilderness on a night game drive. With just a little luck, you may even observe lions and other predators hunting. Guided bush hikes and camelback safaris are also being offered.


The Sweetwaters Camp furthermore offers exciting bird watching tours and visits to the chimpanzee protection centre. Learn to interpret the way of the lion on a tracking seminar or simply kick back and relax. A hot recommendation goes to the bush breakfast and to the classic sundowners out in the wilderness! « show less