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    Hello,

    Is there someone with some insight information on Op Pejeta campsites?
    Would be great because we are searching the internet for some pictures etc. but cannot find them.
    We have days enough so that s not a problem.
    We also go to Masai Mara and Samburu.
    What do you advice? 2 or 3 nights?
    I doubt between 2 campsites.
    The Murera Donga ( Marh area, open plain ) or the Hippo Hide campsite ( Riverbank with a hippo hide )
    Which one is the best for wildlife sightings.
    We will be there in the second half of june
    Can someone tell me a bit more about the campsites


    Would be a great help, thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sylvia000 View Post
    Hello,

    Is there someone with some insight information on Op Pejeta campsites?.
    As you no doubt have read, ortelius was in Ol Pejeta in 2016. Here is the link to the Ol Pejeta website. I too know Ol Pejeta well and, in fact, pointed ortelius towards camping there.

    http://www.olpejetaconservancy.org/p...visit/camping/

    Let me explain a bit about Ol Pejeta and why it is not a big deal which campsite you choose. Ol Pejeta was a cattle ranch since early colonial days: it is now primarily a conservancy. It is 360 sq km so is not massive (in the big scheme of things) but a very important, and influential, conservancy on the Laikipia Plateau. The long and short of it is that you will be able to easily explore most corners of Ol Pejeta from any of their campsites.

    Please remember that highland Kenya will be quite chilly in June: it is the end of the rains/beginning of the “cold season”. Remember to take warm clothes for the morning and evening. Also, you may not see the top of Mount Kenya in June.

    Please post a trip report. I haven’t seen many of yours...
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    Hello Wazungu,

    Thanks for your answer.
    Indeed I read Ortelius report and was happy with all the tips and tools,great help
    I found the website about Ol Pejeta I just wanted to know which one people prefer the most.
    What would be best 2 or 3 nights.
    I posted a tripreport in about our trip in 2016;
    http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/...zania-and-back

    In 2017 we deed the standard route in Botswan and after we visited Mana , I posted about the road; http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/...owerline-route
    And I posted about Mana; http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/...Novemeber-2017
    Unfortunately there aren t more trips / tripreports hahah
    I will write one when we finish this trip
    Have a good weekend

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    Sylvia, as you might know, we were camping at the Hippo Hide campsite and were very satisfied with it. It is located in the vicinity of a public hide for observing hippos (didn't see any hippos from that hide, though), but let that not distract you. The hide is about 1 km away from the campsite, so you'll never notice any tourists traveling to or from that hide or hear any noise from there. It offers a feeling of total isolation and is located on the bank of small river. I'm sure we will be back to Ol Pajeta some day and we'll choose that same campsite again. We saw plenty of animals from our campsite (elephants, hippos, buffalo, impalas, bushbuck, many bird species....).

    But the main thing with regard of deciding which campsite to take is what Wazungu Wawili has said: Ol Pajeta is small enough that you will cover it thoroughly in two or three days, so it doesn't really matter which campsite you are staying at. You will like it very much, no doubt about that...
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    Hello Ortelius,

    Thank you for the response and you convinced us to book the Hippo Hide
    Have a nice weekend

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