Wilderness Basecamp

Sweetwaters Tented Camp

Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Nanyuki, Kenya

Prices From: $275 per night

A sheltered oasis, clustered around a waterhole, Sweetwaters Tented Camp is in a class of its own. Located on the unique and innovative Ol Pejeta Conservancy, a stay here offers a Kenya experience like no other.

Abounding with wildlife, unfettered by the more rigorous strictures of the Kenyan National Parks and 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.

Accommodation is provided in 39 luxuriously appointed tents (12 doubles and 27 twins). Each tent has a thatched roof, an ensuite bathroom and its own veranda with views over the waterhole. Full room service is provided.


Region: Africa - Eastern and Southern

Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Nanyuki


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General Information

Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Situated between the foot hills of the Aberdares and the magnificent snow-capped peaks of Mount Kenya, the 110,000-acre private wilderness of the Ol Pejeta Conservancy boasts an astounding variety of wildlife, including all the members of the ‘Big Five' (the endangered black and white rhino , leopard, elephant, buffalo and lion).

Offering one of the highest wildlife densities in Kenya and a higher wildlife to acre ratio than any Kenyan national park, the conservancy offers sanctuary to a number of endangered species, most notably the rare Grevy's zebra and the Jackson's hartebeest. The largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa, the conservancy also hosts the only sanctuary for chimpanzees in Kenya.

Entry Fee

A non-profit organization devoted to the preservation of wilderness and wildlife, the conservancy charges fees for entry, the proceeds of which go towards the support of both the conservancy and the human community that surrounds it. Typically, these fees will be included within the rates charged to those staying overnight in one of the conservancy's accommodation options.