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Ol Pejeta Ranch House-Ol Pejeta Private House, Conservancy

June 8, 2010

Ol Pejeta Ranch House (from USD 124-USD 246 PP Sharing depending on season) is an opulent mansion set on immaculate grounds with glorious views of Mount Kenya.  Originally the home of famed multi-millionaire,  Adnan Khashoggi, Ol Pejeta Ranch House is gorgeous and  private enjoying  immaculate setting within the calm of  Ol Pejeta Game Ranch(also called Ol Pejeta Conservacny.  Ol Pejeta Guest House has a series of reception rooms, including an elegant drawing room with baronial fireplace. All round the house are verandas offering panoramic views of the surrounding areas. The house has an imposing dining room an adjacent kitchen with its own chef. Menus can be tailored to suit guests’ wishes. Also included are two private swimming pools, a barbeque site and an external dinning area.

A stay at Ol Pejeta Ranch House is a retreat back to history, to the bygone traditions of Kenya’s farmhouse hospitality.  Accommodation in the main house comprises of:-

  • two (2) magnificent master suites, ‘his’ and ‘hers’ both with king-sized beds, opulent furnishings, private bathrooms,  private dressing rooms and large verandas / balconies with excellent view of game teeming plains
  • two (2) luxurious guest rooms with double bed, en suite with bathroom and terrace

Outside the main house is the Buffalo Cottage with2 Deluxe guest rooms and a Fireplace. The buffalo cottage enjoys its own private entrance and garden.

The Ol Pejeta Ranch House is located in the vast Ol Pejeta Conservancy.  The conservancy inclusive of Sweet Waters Game Sanctuary occupies an area of 110,000 Hac. The conservancy is located between Mt Kenya and Aberdare national parks. Part of ol Pejeta’s attractions is its history.  Originally owned by Lord Delamere, Ol Pejeta has changed ownership several times. From Lord Delamere, It went to Roussel (Father in law of Christina Onasis) and later to Adnan Khasoggi. Today it is run by Serena Hotels. It has all the big five-rhino, elephant, buffalo, leopard and lion. Also found here are chimpanzees, Grevy’s Zebra, Jackson’s Hartebeests anc cheetahs. Besides chimpanzee tracking and game watching, Ol Pejeta offer tree planting, bird walks, camel rides, cultural tours to Maasai Manyattas, safari sun-downers, lion tracking

Getting to Ol Pejeta Ranch House

From Nairobi drive to Nanyuki(200Km)  and the from Nanyuki to Ol Pejeta Conservancy(17Km). You will need  a 4×4 Car. You can also fly to Nanyuki Airstrip and drive to Ol Pejeta by car.

Besides the Ol Pejeta Ranch House, other accommodation facilities within Ol Pejeta conservancy include Sweet Waters Tented Camp, Kicheche Bush Camp and Ol Pejeta Bush Camp.

Book these facilities Email:  rnxploresafaris@gmail.com Tel +254 723 684 974

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Borana Ranch Lodge | Laragai Lodge | Rutundu Log Cabins

May 5, 2010

Borana Ranch and Lodge

Borana Ranch occupies 14,000 Hac. Besides keeping the local borana breed of beef cattle it is involved in conservation of wild animals. On offer at the ranch are horse riding, day and night game drive, guided tours, sun-downers, fishing in Mt Kenya. The Ranch also owns Rutundu lake log cabins on Mt Kenya.

Borana Lodge (USD 640 pp sharing on full board) offers 6 individual cottages with en-suite bathrooms, large bedrooms, sitting area with a fire place and open verandas with great views of the plains below. The main building offers spectacular views of the northern plains. The lodge has a swimming pool.

Laragai lodge located in Borana Ranch has 8 en suite rooms and a swimming pool. The main activities-guided walks, day and night game drives, horse riding, bush meals, excursions to lewa conservancy and Samburu national reserve, fly fishing.

The Rutundu Log Cabins caters for a maximum of 8 persons. The rate for exclusive use of the whole place is USD 460.00 per day self catering. Fishing fee is USD 15.00 per person per day.

Getting to Borana Ranch

There are daily flights from Nairobi Wilson to Nanyuki where you connect with a 4×4 car to Borana Ranch.  You can also drive from Nairobi to Borana Ranch.

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Tassia Eco-Lodge-Lekurruki Community Group Ranch

May 5, 2010

Lekurruki Community Ranch & Tassia Eco Lodge

Lekurruki Community Group Ranch (60,000 Hac) is located to the north of Il Ngwesi Community Group Ranch in the vicinity of Lewa and Borana ranches.

Tassia Community Eco-Lodge (USD 450 PP sharing) is cut into a steep cliff face commanding panoramic views of the northern plains and the sacred Il lolokwe hill. It has a bunkhouse for children. Lighting is provided by solar.  There is a back up generator in case of emergency.  A personal chef is available to prepare own food.

The Tassia Eco-lodge is run by Laikipiak (Mukogodo) Maasai. The 6 individual rooms offer en-suite facilities and privacy. The rate include activities- visits to local Manyattas, day and night game drives, bush walks and picnics, camel rides and treks. The lodge has a natural rock swimming pool and natural water hole where animals come to quench their thirst. A unique activity is paragliding at Mt Lossos (7,300 feets).  You hike up the mountain in paraglide down. You are likely to see elephants, lions, waterbucks, leopards and hyenas. Loimugi trees, a favorite for elephants grow in abundance in the valleys.

All the profits generated from this lodge go into funding of local community activities- school, mobile clinic and others.

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Il Ngwesi Eco-Lodge | Il Ngwesi Group Ranch / Community Lodge

May 5, 2010

Il Ngwesi Eco Lodge & Il Ngwesi Group / Community Ranch.

Il Ngwesi Group ranch (14, 500 Hac), is located at northwest edge of the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and is owned by Il Ngwesi community of the Mukogodo division of Laikipia district. The local community often referred to as the Laikipiak (or Mukogodo) Maasai were hunter gatherer Ndorobo (Il dorobo) called the Yiaku untill the 1920′s when they slowly changed their traditional custom as hunters and bee keepers and got assimilated to the “superior”, cattle keeping tradition of the local Samburu. They also changed their language from cushitic to maa speakers. The “inferior” culture, coupled with intermarriages hasted the assimilation process. Their ladies would even prefer the rich men from the Maasai and the farming communities.

The Il Ngwesi Community Lodge (USD 400 pp sharing full board) comprises of 6 bandas all with adjoining open showers. It location on the banks of Ngare Ndare River on the edges of Mukogodo Hills commands panoramic views of Northern Kenya. IL Ngwesi is constructed local materials. Some of the bandas allow you to roll out your mattress on a platform and spend the night under the stars. An attraction in the lodge is a swimming pool, which appears to overflow into the wilderness below. All heating and lighting is provided by solar power.

Getting to Il Ngwesi

From Nairobi, you can either fly or drive to Il Ngwesi.  Il Ngwesi Lodge is reached using a 4WD from Borana Ranch or a short flight from Nanyuki. You can also drive from Lewa Conservancy to Il Ngwesi.  Il Ngwesi counts Prince William among its celebrity guest list.

Attractions, Activities/ What to do in Il NGwesi

Activities include, exploring the magnificent conservation area that adjoins Lewa, Borana and the Mukogodo Forest Reserve, visits to the cultural boma, excursions along the Ngare Ndare River with local guides, offers a special opportunity to get close to the wildlife, followed by a picnic breakfast, Game drive, followed by sun-downers on one the many different vantage points along the Mukogodo Hills and visits to troops of baboons and monkeys. A popular attraction is OMNI, the habituated orphan black rhino, trans-located from Lewa.

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Tel: +254 723 684 974

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