• Location: Kenya, Laikipia
  • Type of Accommodation: Tented Camp
  • Comfort Level: Comfortable


Located on the plains below Mount Kenya, in the centre of the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Sweetwaters Serena Camp is a sheltered, luxury safari camp that will provide you with a true taste of Africa's wildlife. Ideal for those who want to see as many wild animals as possible, the camp is built around a watering hole where animals regularly come to drink and graze.The reserve still boasts many conservation efforts, with the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa, as well as the only chimpanzee sanctuary in Kenya.

And with the conservancy's wildlife-to-area ratio being the highest of any Kenyan national park, you are guaranteed an unforgettable safari experience. Your days will be spent going on early morning, afternoon or evening game drives to search for the members of the Big 5 as well as an abundance of other African wildlife. You can also indulge in exciting camel treks, guided nature walks and bird-watching excursions.


  • Situated in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy
  • Thrilling Big 5 game drives
  • Home to East Africa's largest rhino sanctuary
  • Built around a popular waterhole
  • Exciting, child-friendly bush activities & pool
  • Thrilling camel rides & interesting cultural visits
  • Special children's meals & babysitting

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The Kashoggi Bar and lounge is located in the old manager's house and offers a blazing fireplace - creating the ideal spot for a warm evening nightcap.

The Waterhole Bar is built in the style of a game-viewing hide and overlooks the waterhole, making for excellent viewing while you sip on a drink.

The swimming pool offers a place where you can cool off and have some fun with the children while the extensive landscaped grounds are ideal for a quiet afternoon stroll.

General Facilities

    Swimming Pool
    Computer facilities
    Babysitting service available
    Beauty or wellness therapist
    Laundry service
    Wi-fi available


The Rhino Restaurant is housed in what used to be the manager's house and features floor to ceiling windows that overlook the waterhole. Breakfast and lunch take the form of a buffet, and offer a range of international options to choose from as well as many vegetarian choices. Dinner is served in table d'hôte style and is accompanied by a salad buffet, soup, entrée and dessert.

Once again, vegetarians will find ample dishes to suite their tastes. Sweetwaters Serena Camp sources the majority of their meat, diary, fruits and vegetables from the communities surrounding the reserve. Special children's meals can be arranged on request.

Standard Tent

The camp consists of 39 luxury tents, positioned in a cluster around the waterhole. Each has a private veranda or balcony that overlooks the waterhole, and all chalets are connected to the main buildings with stone pathways that wind through the landscaped grounds.

The spacious tents feature an en suite bathroom with hot and cold running water and a flush toilet. Additional children's beds or cots can be added on request.

Standard Tent AMENITIES

    Wi-fi available in room
    En-suite shower only
    Mosquito net
    Outdoor area
    Safe in room
    Twin bed available
    Tea & coffee-making facilities


  • Bird watching
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Night drives
  • Animal tracking experience
  • Cultural tours
  • Day tours
  • Local village visits
  • Bush dining
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jul 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $230 Full Board
  • 01 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017 $185 Full Board
  • 23 Dec 2017 - 01 Jan 2018 $230 Full Board
  • 02 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018 $185 Full Board
  • 01 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018 $155 Full Board
  • 01 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018 $185 Full Board
  • 01 Jul 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $230 Full Board
  • 01 Nov 2018 - 22 Dec 2018 $185 Full Board
  • 23 Dec 2018 - 01 Jan 2019 $230 Full Board

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • Sweetwater: lovely resort, really good guide named Leonard. We saw an amazing array of wildlife in a very short period of time. Only stayed one night, could have stayed another one.

    Susan Trachman, June 2013
  • Was excellent - some "tent"! Couldn't fault anything, a very memorable experience.

    Irene Sharp, April 2008

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Maureen Stover

Maureen Stover

Africa Safari Expert

"A lovely option for families especially! The watering holes in front of the tents and hot water bottle in the bed at night was the highlight. A visit to the nearby Chimp Sanctuary is recommended."



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Was excellent - some "tent"! Couldn't fault anything, a very memorable experience.

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