Sweet waters Tented Camp Hotel lies in the heart of privately owned 24,000 acres of Sweetwaters Game Reserve, enjoying magnificent views across the game - studded plains to the snowcapped peaks of Mount Kenya. Sweetwaters Tented Camp is a two and a half hour drive from Nairobi. Alternatively, Nanyuki airstrip is a one-hour drive away. Overlooking a floodlit waterhole, the camp offers visitors an unforgettable opportunity to watch and photograph animals in their natural habitat.
Sweetwaters Tented Camp is in a class of its own. Abounding with wildlife unfettered by the more rigorous strictures of the Kenyan National Parks and designed to offer a charming blend of under canvas ambiance and uncompromising luxury. Thanks to its private status it also allows such unforgettable pleasures as the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary -
he only place in Kenya to see these highly endangered Chimpanzee primates , visits to Morani, a tame black rhino, night game drives, guided bush walks and camel-trekking across game-teaming plains.
Sweetwaters Hotel was built in the 1970’s; the Camp’s main building was originally the residence of the ranch manager. Ol Pejeta Conservancy was once the private domain of famed multi-millionaire, Adnan Khashoggi.
Sweetwaters Tented Camp Hotel Accommodation
Accommodation in Sweetwaters Tented camp is provided in 39 luxuriously appointed tents. Each tent has a thatched roof, an ensuite bathroom and its own veranda with views over the waterhole. Full room service is provided.
There are a total of 39 tents composed of 7 doubles, 28 twins and 4 triples. 10 of the tents are raised on a platform, 20 on the ground floor. 10 extra beds can be made available. 4 baby cots and 2 high chairs can be made available on request. 25 of the 39 tents face a large waterhole and beyond, the magnificent views of Mount Kenya. Behind the tents on the ground level, erected on concrete plinths, are those on raised wooden platforms. All Sweetwaters tents are covered by a thatch roof and are cool even during the hottest day. Each spacious tent has a verandah with two camp chairs and a table.
Sweetwaters Tented Camp has both overhead and bedside lights, a dressing table and cupboard with hangars and a suitcase rack. Also in the tent is an umbrella, boiled water and glasses, insecticides and air fresheners and a flashlight. Mosquito proofing gauze and flaps cover the windows, and the tents are front zip-up. Each bathroom is provided with a shower stall, flush toilets in the bathroom, and washbasin. The camp provides shampoo, body lotion, bath and shower gel, and bathrobes and freshly laundered towels. There is hot and cold running water in each tent but no electrical outlets in tents.
Sweetwaters Tented Camp Restaurant
Khashoggi Lounge: Also located in the main building, the Khashoggi Bar is a comfortable lounge which extends into 3 sections: 2 of these have a shared fireplace lit from 5.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m., while the third is an annex to the Rhino Restaurant. This annex has a small verandah, which leads out into the Waterhole
Bar, and is decorated in warm colors with cushions and deep stuffed sofas and rugs. Afternoon tea is served here from 4.00 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Rhino Restaurant: Set in the main building, the Rhino Restaurant's windows let in a lot of natural light and a delightful breeze in this warm climate. The restaurant has a view of the waterhole. The menu is a combination of European, African and Asian dishes, made from an abundance of fresh Kenyan produce. Both breakfast and lunch are served buffet-style, while dinner is a 5-course Table D'hôte, with a choice of main courses. The restaurant can seat 80 people, and is open for breakfast from 7.00 a.m. to 9.30 a.m., lunch 12.30 p.m. to 2.30 p.m. and dinner 7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.. Children's early dinner (on request) is from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.
Waterhole Lounge: Elevated some 20 feet off the ground, this lounge overlooks the waterhole giving you a superb view of the wildlife visiting to quench their thirst. The Waterhole Lounge is an ideal venue for small cocktail parties or dinner parties. The seating capacity is 30 people, or for cocktails 20 people. Private dinners can be arranged here for up to 12 people.
Swimming Pool Verandah: Located by the swimming pool, the verandah has a generous barbeque pit. The area is und the swimming pool is ideal for private cocktail parties, dinners and barbeques. Barbeque dinners are served on request, and curry lunches on Sundays, weather permitting.
Room Service: Room service only offers tea/coffee with wake-up calls. This service is not a common feature at Sweetwaters but meals and beverages can be served in tents on request.
Sweetwaters Tented Camp Facilities:
Sweetwaters Tented Camp is well equipped with facilities such as:
● Warm Towel & Welcome Drink
● Exquisite Rhino Restaurant providing Al fresco & Table d’hôte Dining
● Waterhole Bar with uninterrupted view of the waterhole
● Kashoggi Bar & Lounge to enjoy a light aperitif or a relaxing nightcap
● Outdoor Swimming Pool
● Laundry & Valet Services
● Business Centre & Facilities, including Secretarial & Internet Services
● Health & Sports Activities
● Gift Shop
● Bush Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
● Game Drives
● Nature Walks
● Horse Riding
● Camel Trekking
Conference facilities: - The camp can be adapted to form an exclusive private conference centre with full communications and organizational backup and a wide range of delegate-tailored events.
Weddings: - An exquisite wedding venue, Sweetwaters offers the ultimate blend of sublime location, superb catering, unique accommodation and "Out of Africa" mystique.
Facts about Sweetwaters Tented Camp:
Sweetwaters Tented Camp Location: Sweetwaters and Ol Pejeta Game Sanctuary, Kenya, Africa.
Sweetwaters Tented Camp Accommodation Rooms Available: 39 luxuriously appointed tents. Each tent has a thatched roof, an ensuite bathroom and its own verandah with views over the saltlick and waterhole.
Maximum Occupancy at Sweetwaters Tented Camp: 4
Sweetwater Tented camp a classic family accommodation –yes
Sweetwaters Tented Camp is a base to climbing Mt Kenya and close to luxury Mount Kenya safari club
Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary: The chimpanzee sanctuary is the only one of its kind in Kenya. Visitors can enjoy the unique opportunity of observing the chimps by boat on the Uwasi Nyiro River
The riverine forest and the savannah grassland of the sanctuary are home to 26-orphaned chimpanzee primates.Here one has the opportunity to meet with Poco, who spent six years of his life imprisoned in a small birdcage suspended from a roof, a garage. Now Poco is a handsome, contented chimp, able to explore his habitat.