MAKE THE DREAM OF A LIFETIME COME TRUE
As you travel with up to 14 family and friends to one of the most breathtaking regions in Africa and take up residence in a private Kenyan conservancy, Ol Jogi, which will be yours exclusively for the week.
In addition, private helicopters will be available to carry you to the stunning regions surrounding the property.
GET UNUSUALLY CLOSE TO WILD ANIMALS
One way is from within the house itself. Day or night, you can enter a secret underground tunnel that brings you literally to the feet of giraffes, elephants, hippos and many other species that visit the watering hole. Imagine standing so close to these creatures that you can hear them breathing.
Another way is at the Wildlife Rescue Centre. Because of the rescue and release services that Ol Jogi offers to threatened wildlife, you will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with several species of wildlife: elephants rescued from Zimbabwe, cheetahs brought in as orphans, a blind rhino, a lion rescued by the local community, and more.
For 35 years, Ol Jogi has operated as a private conservation sanctuary, currently hosting more than 50, or 6%, of the world’s remaining Eastern black rhino and 15% of the world’s remaining Grevy’s zebra, plus significant populations of the Big Five and several other endangered species.
Ol Jogi is one of the most remarkable private wildlife conservancies in Africa, a safe haven for the preservation and future development of wildlife conservation. Every dollar earned through hosting guests is 100% reinvested into conservation efforts. Your trip will make a substantial donation to the conservation and community. Your stay includes a $25,000 donation, which you will decide how to invest once you have visited Ol Jogi’s conservation and community projects.
OL JOGI’S MAIN HOUSE WAS TRULY DESIGNED TO BE A PRIVATE HOME
Nestled in one of the most extensive rock outcrops is Ol Jogi’s Main House and a series of luxurious, themed cottages surrounded by tropical gardens connected by streams and ponds. There are superb sports facilities, a swimming pool with its own island, a sumptuous spa with a masseuse on call at any hour, a hidden blind, underground wine cellar, and an organic garden. The individually designed cottage suites extend on either side of the Main House and include living rooms, large dressing rooms, huge bathrooms, and private outdoor terraces (some overlooking the waterhole where a constantly changing cast of animals come down to drink).
Ol Jogi blends luxury with an authentic and relaxed African bush experience and will become your home-away-from-home, where you have the freedom to do anything you wish. The art and antiques that fill the Main House and cottages are items that could never be found in a hotel. The décor is the result of decades of personally collecting fine sculptures and paintings and commissioning beautifully crafted furniture. Here, attention to detail is something you will never forget and rarely experience elsewhere.
For up to 14 guests, spread over seven cottages, each with its own luxury style and feel.
Designed with every possible comfort, beautifully-appointed suites include spacious bedrooms, sitting rooms with stunning views, and luxury amenities.
- Signature Hermès toiletries and locally produced natural soaps
- Bathrobe and slippers
- Tea and coffee making facilities
- Bottled water
- Stocked mini bar
- In-room safe
- Telephone, both landline and satellite
- Laundry services
- 24-hour room service including turn down service complete with hot water bottle
The luxury and comfort of the house are contrasted with the surrounding boundless wilderness, blending the two in a very unique manner. Your adventures are only limited by your imagination. Go on an early morning game drive or leisurely walk with one of the Conservancy’s long time guides. Hike to the top of a kopje and learn about the medicinal properties of the region’s botany. Visit the veterinary clinic – the finest in East Africa – and the Wildlife Rescue Center where orphaned and wounded animals are brought to recuperate before being reintroduced in to the wild. Enjoy bush lunches and magical candlelit dinners, preceded by a late afternoon massage or Moroccan steam room. The staff, superbly well trained, will ensure your comfort, and the chef, sourcing much of his produce from Ol Jogi’s organic gardens, will surprise you with delicious food.
- Exclusive Safaris, Game Drives, and Walks
- Walk With Baboons
- Wildlife Rescue Center and Veterinary Clinic
- Ol Jogi Primary School
- Twala Cultural Center and Women’s Group
- Horseback riding, camel riding, river rafting, rock climbing, mountain biking, tennis instruction, and yoga
Day 1: Arrive Nairobi and transfer to your private charter flight to Ol Jogi. Enjoy your first lunch and make plans for the rest of the day. After recovering from your journey, go out on a first game drive to marvel at the area’s wildlife and views. Finish the afternoon watching the sun set over Laikipa, with a gin and tonic or glass of champagne in hand before a sumptuous supper.
Day 2: A first full day of safari starts with an early-morning game drive followed by a hearty breakfast. Today you might also want to visit the Wildlife Rescue Center or walk with baboons. Upon your return, enjoy a swim in the pool, explore the well-stocked library, or visit the secret underground viewing room to watch wildlife drink at the watering hole as evening falls.
Day 3: Today, take a helicopter journey to Mt Kenya – famous for its rugged peaks, glacial alleys, and forested slopes. Take off at dawn and fly around the snowy peaks of Batian and Nelion. Land on the shore of one of the many tarns and rivers that flow down the mountain for a picnic breakfast surrounded by unique mountain flora and species typical of this afro-alpine zone. If you’d like to cast a line, stop at Lake Michelson, almost inaccessible by foot, and do a bit of fishing. The rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy the many activities on the property.
Day 4: After an early morning game drive, plan a day of community visits to Ol Jogi Primary School and the Twala Women’s Cultural Village and Resource Centre. This evening, relax under the stars with a roaring bonfire.
Day 5: A day at leisure to partake of the conservancy’s activities. Enjoy more game drives, horseback or camel riding, or private yoga instruction.
Day 6: Enjoy another helicopter excursion, this time to Samburu – a diverse and beautiful wilderness famed for its rich wildlife, savannah landscape, and culture, stretching from Laikipia and the Ewaso Nyiro River to the southern end of Lake Turkana. This is home to Samburu and Rendille nomadic people living traditional lives.
Day 7: A final day to enjoy as you please, before returning to civilization tomorrow. Tonight’s dinner will be one to remember!
Day 8: Sadly, it is time to return home, though you may have redefined what that means after your week at Ol Jogi. Your private charter will swoop over scenic landscapes for you to connect with your onward travels.
Contact us to learn more about this exceptional experience!