"Become one with nature as you kayak the Mugie Dam and watch the animals come to drink!"
Experience Kenya as nature intended: intimately and authentically. Visit Ekorian’s Mugie Camp, a small family-run safari camp located in North West Laikipia. The Mugie Conservancy, where the camp is based, is renowned for its prolific game and birdlife viewing opportunities. The 22,000 acre Conservancy is home to approximately 70 species of mammals including cheetah, leopard, lion, buffalo, eland, elephant and giraffe as well as numerous endangered and rare species such as the Grevy’s Zebra. Whilst staying at the camp you’ll enjoy a private and intimate safari experience, with herds of game often wandering leisurely through the area!
At the site, there are six cosy yet spacious tents positioned on raised wooden platforms beneath thatched roofs, each with plumbed hot and cold running water and flushing toilets. Gather for a delicious meal in the mess tent, and later gaze at the stars as you sit around the campfire. Eco Companion journalist Laura Fairbourn has included Ekorian's Mugie Camp on her list of '6 havens for a digital detox', so forget T.V., your evening entertainment will take the form of lions and hyenas roaring and cackling in the background! For more natural entertainment, go on game drives (day and night), watch the elephants as you kayak on the dam, take a guided bush walk, enjoy bush meals and visit the villages and markets of Samburu and Pokot. Optional camel rides and horse-riding safaris can also be arranged, so why not take a walk on the wild side?
Ekorian’s Mugie Camp maintains a deep respect for Kenya’s natural beauty, and aims to leave as little impact as possible on the environment. The camp is situated within the Mugie Conservancy, a dedicated 22,000 acre area within the 46,000 acre Mugie Ranch. The Conservancy is home to around 70 species of mammal including many rare or threatened species such as Grevy’s Zebra and Jackson’s Hartebeest. The semi-permanent camp itself was designed to have as small an impact on the environment as possible, and boasts sustainable features including solar-powered water boilers. The ‘Mugie School’ on the ranch provides education to special needs children who have been shunned from general society, helping to raise awareness of special needs in the community.
The camp makes a conscious effort to support community programmes and eco-friendly campaigns wherever possible, including the ‘Throttle the Bottle’ campaign which raises awareness of harmful plastic waste and encourages the sustainable use of water throughout camps and lodges in East Africa. The camp also supports ‘The Laikipia Predator Project’ which aims to address human-animal conflicts and understand how the two can co-exist harmoniously and sustainably, managing the mutual threat they pose. For the past decade Mugie has been one of the main study areas in the project, with many of its lions radio or satellite-collared. The camp is a Silver member of Ecotourism Kenya and Fair-trade on Safari.
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- Full board accommodation