Earlier this year I wrote on my pick of “Top 3 Eco-Camps in Kenya”, during the past month I had the privileged to work with not only one of my favourite camps in Kenya but a place that has been built on a foundation of sustainability and eco-friendly practices.
Named after an olive tree in the Turkana language, Ekorian Mugie Camp is a family based camp owned by Kenyan born and bred Josh and Donna Perett who manage the camp with a small team of staff, their two children, dogs and cats. The camp is located on the Mugie Sanctuary near the Mugie Dam at the northern end of the Laikipia Plateau near Mount Kenya.
The camp is made up of six tents with thatched roofs, wooden floors and covered by papyrus roof. Being eco-friendly, all the lighting is solar powered and they try to reduce the use of plastic products which means they do not supply bottled water instead they collect rain water, boil and filter it for drinking.
While staying at Mugie Camp guests can experience a wealth of activities like day and night guided safari’s, bird watching, kayaking in the Mugie Dam, guided walks, fishing, visits to Samburu and Pokot markets, walking with blood hounds during their daily exercise, golfing in the Mugie Sanctuary, camel treks and sleeping out under the stars. The experiences are bound to make this one of your best safari holidays.
When you’re not out on a game drive, you can spend an afternoon relaxing in a small eco-friendly camp set on a wooden deck overlooking a water hole. The pool contains fresh water and is totally chemical free.
Donna, who trained as a chef in Cape Town focuses on wholesome, tasty, home cooked meals using local ingredients purchased in the local markets or neighboring farms.
Whether a Kenyan residence or if you’re dreaming of a great safari in Kenya then make sure you experience this eco-friendly camp offering a wonderful Kenyan safari experience.