Why we like it
- Situated in a private concession, home to a staggering variety of wildlife
- Embark on night game drives and walking safaris
- Learn about the reserve’s world-renowned conservation projects, including a chimpanzee sanctuary
- This authentic tented camp offers a warm welcome and exemplary service to guests of all ages
About Sweetwaters Serena Camp
Set within the world-renowned Ol Pejeta conservancy, Sweetwaters reserve commands magnificent views over the wide plains to Mount Kenya. This wildlife-rich area is home to a variety of game species, including elephant, rhino and buffalo. Big cats such as lion and leopard can also be spotted here.
The camp’s 56 luxury tents, each with its own private balcony or veranda, overlook the waterhole. En-suite private bathrooms, comfortable beds and African hardwood furniture create a warm and inviting space in which to relax at the end of your day. An excellent dinner menu is served in the Rhino Dining Room each evening, with floor-to-ceiling windows offering the chance to spot wildlife as you dine.
As Sweetwaters is a private reserve, guests can take advantage of exclusive activities such as escorted bush walks, night game drives and camel rides through the bush. Children are well-catered for here, with orphaned rhino and warthog, which have been hand-reared by the camp’s staff, providing a wonderful treat for guests. The nearby chimpanzee sanctuary should be on every guest’s list, too. It’s home to rescued chimps from across East Africa, including many from the Jane Goodall Institute in Burundi. The sanctuary is a non-profit venture, which helps support the institute and wildlife conservation projects throughout Africa.