A collection of luxurious cottages set under grand shady trees, Ol Jogi sits on a family-operated wildlife conservancy on the famous Laikipia Plateau in Kenya. The reserve is home to roughly 7000 large mammals including the Big 5, the worlds largest population of endangered Grevy’s zebra, and significant numbers of other endangered animals. The core focus of the conservancy is wildlife conservation – there is a vetinary clinic, wildlife sanctuary and wildlife rehabilitation centre. During your stay you can walk with rescued elephants, and may even be invited on a vetinary intervention.
The suites are built around the lodge’s main house, which has a welcoming and familiar atmosphere and is adorned with the owner’s private art collection. Start your morning on the verandah that overlooks a busy waterhole, and if you want to get close to the wildlife, you can do so via an underground tunnel that leads to the waterhole hide. When the weather is clear, look out for Mount Kenya in the distance.
Ol Jogi prides itself on creating bespoke activities for its guests and the service it offers is exceptional: many staff members have been at the lodge for decades. Explore by 4X4, on foot and by horseback if you choose. Guests on a longer stay might even like to spend the day exploring the Rift Valley’s great lakes and canyons by helicopter.
A world-class French chef takes care of the camp’s meals while senior rangers and community managers are on hand to ensure your requests are met, whether it is for a photographic game drive, a visit to a local village or a star-lit camp out away from the lodge.
Exclusive-use of entire lodge & 58 000-acre conservancy
Big 5 game viewing & animal rescue centre
Horse riding & scrambling vehicles
Waterhole hide accessible by tunnel
Spa, gym, heated pool, cinema room & tennis court
Views of Mount Kenya
French in-house chef & garden ingredients
The main house at Ol Jogi is generously equipped with
. You can relax in the lounge or bar, select a book from the library or settle back to watch a movie in the cinema room. You can also sit back at the camp’s in-house waterhole and watch wildlife – there is even an underground tunnel that brings you to the edge of the waterhole for unbeatable close-up photography.
For the more active guests, there is a games room, spa (with a sauna and Jacuzzi) and a fitness centre as well as a steam room while sporty guests will enjoy the tennis court. The lodge’s swimming pool is heated to allow for year-round bathing.
A compact business centre features an iMac, scanner, printer, phone and fax. There is a laundry service.