A sheltered oasis, clustered around a waterhole and set in the pristine calm of the private Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Sweetwaters Serena Tented Camp offers a charming blend of under-canvas ambiance and safari luxury.
Host to all the members of the 'Big Five' (elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo and leopard), the conservancy also boasts the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa, hosts the only chimpanzee sanctuary in Kenya, and shelters large numbers of rare and endangered species.
Thanks to Ol Pejeta Conservancy’s private status it is able to offer night game drives (additional cost). With the help of a filtered spot light, the drives can produce some unusual sightings of nocturnal animals, including aardvark, white-tailed mongoose, caracal cat and even perhaps, bat eared fox. Lion, often sleeping during the day are often sighted alert and active at night, and even on occasion, the more elusive leopard.
Guided bush walks (additional cost) also give visitors the opportunity to learn about game trails and spoor identification as well as the insects, birds and smaller mammals of Ol Pejeta.
Guests also have the unique opportunity to track and learn about the lions of Ol Pejeta and contribute towards their conservation by helping to gather vital research information needed to monitor the collared lions in the reserve (additional cost). In the event that the collared lions are inaccessible, other lion sightings are reported and the same identifying features such as whisker spots, ear tears and nose spotting recorded. It is a great way to learn about lions and all of the information gathered is passed on to the Ol Pejeta Ecological Monitoring Department.
Tucked inside the landscaped grounds and accessible via winding stone pathways, Sweetwaters Serena Camp’s accommodation includes 56 stylishly appointed tents spread across the Standard Wing and the deluxe Morani Wing. The 39 Standard Wing tents combine the traditional ambiance of a safari camp with the comforts of home and have offer views of the waterhole. Boasting views of Mount Kenya, the Morani Wing features 17 deluxe double, twin and triple tents.
The Rhino Room is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and the Water Hole Bar offers stunning views of the water, enabling you to gaze out at the abundant wildlife that surrounds you while you enjoy your drink. There is also a swimming pool.
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Full Board Package: All meals and Ol Pejeta Conservancy fees are included. Game drives are taken with your private driver-guide.
Game Package: All meals; Ol Pejeta Conservancy fees; shared game drives on the Conservancy; and airport transfers are included.
Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request.
General Information For Guests
Sweetwaters Serena Camp comprises of 56 tents, each with its own en-suite bathroom (hot and cold running water, 24-hour hot showers and flushing WCs).
Each tent features either a king-sized double bed or two twins. Mosquito nets are provided as well as hot water bottles at night during the colder months.
Bush walks are not designed to be strenuous however a reasonable level of fitness is required, as you can expect to be walking for around 2 hours.