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Nanyuki, Kenya

Jambo Mutara Camp

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In the shadow of the stunning Mount Kenya lies the sole accommodation found in the sprawling 20,000-acre Mutara Conservancy. Jambo Mutara Camp’s secluded cliff-top perch allows the camp completely uninterrupted, breathtaking views of the world below.

Jambo Mutara Camp is a luxury tented camp located in the heart of the wilds of Laikipia, Kenya. The camp is situated on the banks of the Thiba River, which is a tributary of the Ewaso Ngiro River, and is surrounded by acacia trees and rolling hills.

Jambo Mutara Camp in Nanyuki is unlike any camping experience on earth. Each of the enormous canvas tents is decorated with large four-poster beds, chic modern furniture and an en-suite bathroom with breathtaking views. You can take in these views from either their reading area in their room or their own private deck. When ready to leave the room, You can stroll to the main lounge, or perhaps have a light champagne brunch overlooking the water hole filled with zebras, giraffes, and water buffalo.

The camp features spacious and comfortable tents that are designed to blend in with the natural environment, while still offering all the amenities and conveniences of a luxury hotel. Each tent has its own private veranda with stunning views of the river and the surrounding wilderness.

Jambo Mutara Camp offers a range of activities for guests to enjoy, including game drives, guided walks, bird watching, and cultural visits to local Maasai villages. The camp is also home to a variety of wildlife, including elephants, lions, leopards, zebras, and giraffes.

The camp’s activities can’t be beaten, from the vanishing edge swimming pool to bushwalks lead by local guides. For an unforgettable experience, Jambo Mutara Camp also offers helicopter safaris to see Mutara Conservancy and Mount Kenya from above. It also provides personally organized trips to Ol Pejeta, the conservancy that is home to three of the world’s last remaining seven northern white rhinos.

After adventuring to their heart’s content all day, guests can take a seat at the vast open-air dining area overlooking the sprawling Mutara Conservancy below. This Conservancy is filled with zebras grazing, giraffe looking regal and endless action happening at the water hole. For an experience unlike any other on Earth, a stay at the Jambo Mutara Camp should be at the top of an adventurer’s bucket list.

North of the ancient Aberdare Forest, and just West of the snow-capped Mount Kenya, the exclusive Mutara Camp sits just above the tropical equator in one of the most unique places on Earth.

Mutara Camp is the only accommodation in the 20,000-acre Mutara Conservancy. At the very heart of this region, nestled high on a cliff-top, Mutara Camp enjoys panoramic views of raw, uninterrupted wilderness. This is where untamed Africa meets true luxury, where iconic wildlife surrounds you, and where personal service will cater to your every need.

Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or a wildlife adventure, Jambo Mutara Camp is the perfect destination for anyone looking to experience the beauty and excitement of Kenya's Laikipia region.

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  • Easily accessible by road or air.
  • Picturesque serene location.
  • The perfect experience for adventurers!
  • Great Dining options local cuisine and international cuisine.
  • Explore enjoy outdoor activities and sightseeing.
  • 5* Hospitality

What are the 2024 Prices for Jambo Mutara Camp?

Here are Jambo Mutara Camp Resident Rates:

What Does PPS Mean? PPS (Per Person Sharing) means cost Per Adult when sharing the Room with another. Example KES 10,000/- PPS means, 2 Adults in 1 Room pay KES 20,000/-

Jambo Mutara Camp (Ol Pejeta) Rates

Jambo Mutara Luxury Tent
2024 Resident Rates (FB)

Double/Twin Sharing


Single Occupancy

4th Jan 2024 – 28th Mar 2024 KES 20,600/- PPS KES 24,100/- PP
29th Mar 2024 – 1st Apr 2024 KES 24,100/- PPS KES 27,600/- PP
2nd Apr 2024 – 31st May 2024 KES 20,600/- PPS KES 24,100/- PP

Jambo Mutara Camp Prices/Rates are in KES, Per Person (FB: Full Board), Per Night
Accommodation in Jambo Mutara Luxury Tents
Mutara Camp(Ol Pejeta) Rates include: Bush walks within the Conservancy
Mutara Camp Prices Exclude: Ol Pejeta Conservancy Fees, Drinks and other Extras

Jambo Mutara Camp Child Policy/Rates:
Up to 2.9 years sharing with Adult(s): FREE
3 – 11 years Sharing with 1 or 2 Adults: 50% of PPS, Per Child
12 – 15 years sharing with 1 or 2 Adults:  75% of PPS, Per Child
2 Children in own Tent: 85% of PPS, Per Child
1 Child in own Tent: Single Occupancy Rate

Extra Activities at Jambo Mutara Camp Nanyuki:
Day Game Drives: KES 4,500/- pp (Minimum: 2 pax)
Day Game Drives: KES 4,000/- pp (Minimum: 3 pax)
Night Game Drives: KES 5,500/- pp (Minimum: 2 pax)
Night Game Drives: KES 4,500/- pp (Minimum: 3 pax)
Bush Meals: KES 3,000/-pp (Minimum: 2 pax)
Transfer to/from Kamok/Nanyuki Airstrip: KES 5,500/- 1 Way (Minimum: 2 Pax – Maximum: 5 pax)
Sundowner: KES 2,000/- pp (Minimum: 2 pax)
(Drinks consumed are charged)
Sundowner with non-premium drinks: KES 6,000/- pp (Minimum: 2 pax)
*PP: Per Person

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Which Hotel Facilites are available for guests at Jambo Mutara Camp?

Jambo Mutara Camp offers a range of facilities and amenities to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable stay for its guests. Some of these facilities include:

  1. Luxury Tents: The camp features 16 spacious and comfortable tents, each with its own private veranda and en-suite bathroom.
  2. Dining: The camp offers delicious meals prepared by its professional chefs, using locally sourced ingredients. Meals are served in the dining area, which features a large wooden deck with stunning views of the river.
  3. Lounge and Bar: The camp's lounge and bar is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a day of safari activities. The lounge features comfortable seating, a fireplace, and a well-stocked bar.
  4. Swimming Pool: The camp has a swimming pool that overlooks the river and is surrounded by sun loungers and umbrellas.
  5. Spa: Guests can indulge in a range of spa treatments at the camp's spa, which is located in a secluded area of the camp.
  6. Wi-Fi: The camp offers complimentary Wi-Fi in the common areas of the camp.
  7. Game Drives and Guided Walks: The camp offers game drives and guided walks led by experienced guides, allowing guests to explore the surrounding wilderness and observe the local wildlife.
  8. Cultural Visits: Guests can also visit local Maasai villages to learn about their culture and way of life.
  9. Laundry Service: The camp offers laundry service to its guests at an additional cost.

Which Hotel Activities are available for guests at Jambo Mutara Camp?

Game Drives

Mutara is teeming with wildlife, and is a great place to experience the excitement of an African safari. Our guides, who will accompany you on morning and evening game drives, have been professionally trained in tracking, spotting and species identification. They have a wealth of knowledge about the local wildlife that they are enthusiastic to share with guests.

Bush walks

For a more intimate experience with the wilderness, try one of our bush walks. The trails can be tailored to your desire and fitness level, and you will be accompanied by an armed ranger and experienced safari guide. This is a thrilling way to get closer to nature; viewing wildlife on foot is an altogether different experience from being in a vehicle.

Bush Dining

Dining in the wilderness is an unforgettable way to enjoy a meal, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the wild. We can treat our guests to breakfast in the bush, where our catering team will set up a luxury outdoor breakfast, cooked on site, for you to enjoy in the midst of Mutara’s awakening wildlife. A popular site for our bush breakfasts is by the dam, where it can be enjoyed by the cool waters edge. We can also organize a bush barbecue, with locally sourced, mouth-watering steaks or ribs, cooked to perfection while you take in the surroundings.


As the orange sun sets over the African wilderness, there is no better way to enjoy it than with a cold drink. While you can watch the sun set from the comfort of the bar in camp, it is very special experiencing it from hilltop in the bush. A great way to round off a game drive, our safari guides will take you to an epic viewpoint in the conservancy, equipped with chairs and drinks of your choosing.

Night Drives

Night game drives are a unique opportunity to experience nocturnal wildlife. Not many conservancies allow this, and many safari-goers miss the chance to see some of Africa’s most unusual creatures. With the help of our experienced guides and a powerful spotlight, our guests might see any number of ‘after-dark’ animals; aardvark, porcupine, honey badger, white tailed mongoose and the bush baby can all be seen in Mutara.

Bird Safari

For keen ornithologists, our experienced bird guide can offer an incredible bird-watching experience. The neighbouring Ol Pejeta Conservancy has over 300 species of birds, including some impressive birds of prey, and many of those species can be found here on Mutara too.

Fun at the Dam

Not far from camp are the glistening waters of the Mutara dam. A small rowing boat is available for guests to explore the dam, and get a different view of the wildlife that come here to drink. The dam is also stocked with tilapia for keen anglers.

Ol Pejeta

Ol Pejeta, our neighbouring wildlife conservancy, is home to three of the world’s last remaining seven northern white rhinos, who were translocated here from a zoo in the Czech Republic. The endangered species enclosure here provides visitors with a chance to get close to these rare animals, and hear their story. Ol Pejeta is also the only place in Kenya to see chimpanzees. The Sweet-waters Chimpanzee Sanctuary was established to receive and provide lifelong refuge to orphaned and abused chimpanzees from West and Central Africa. The sanctuary is open daily for visitors to watch these remarkable creatures enjoying their spacious enclosure, and read about the individuals.

Mount Kenya

Mt. Kenya sits at an elevation of 5,199 metres, and is the second highest mountain in Africa. The snowy peaks of this imposing landmark can be seen from Camp, seemingly another world away from the hot, dry bushland of Mutara. For guests who are confident hikers, climbs to the summit can be organized from reception. They can range from three to five day trips.

Mountain Biking

The Laikpia region is perfect for mountain biking, with an endless web of trails through farmland, wild bush and traditional villages. Trails of varying distances, terrain and difficulty, as well as mountain bike hire can be arranged from reception.

Helicopter Safaris Jambo Mutara

There are few better ways to appreciate the majestic Africa wilderness than from the comfort of a helicopter. At the Mutara Camp we arrange bespoke flight experiences for viewing game, accessing remote park locations, sundowners and visits to the peaks of Mt. Kenya.

Which Rooms Types are in Jambo Mutara Camp?

Jambo Mutara Camp Tents

Jambo Mutara Camp's luxury tents are designed to provide guests with the ultimate safari experience, while still offering all the comfort and luxury of a high-end hotel. One of the unique features of the tents is the outdoor bathtub, which is located on a private veranda, providing stunning views of the river and the surrounding wilderness.

The bathtub is made from stone and is designed to blend in with the natural environment. Guests can relax in the warm water while watching the wildlife or the stars in the sky, creating a truly memorable and romantic experience.

In addition to the outdoor bathtub, the tents feature a range of luxurious amenities, such as a comfortable king-size bed, plush linens, a seating area, and an en-suite bathroom with a hot shower and a flushing toilet. The tents also have a private veranda with comfortable seating, allowing guests to relax and take in the stunning views of the surrounding wilderness.

Each of the Jambo Mutara Camp enormous canvas tents are decorated with large four poster beds, chic modern furniture, an ensuite bathroom, and breathtaking views. Guest can take in these views from either their reading area in their room, or their own private deck. When ready to leave the room, they can stroll to the main lounge, or perhaps have a light champagne brunch overlooking the water hole filled with zebras, giraffes, and water buffalo.

Jambo Mutara Camp  luxury canvas tents are tailor-made to offer you the most unforgettable camping experience. With world-class interior furnishings, and an ensuite bathroom, it is very easy to forget you are in a tent.

Our camp is laid out to ensure you never feel crowded and our service remains personal. Each tent has a deluxe king sized bed and a cozy reading area. With a fully stocked mini-bar, guests can enjoy sundowners on their own private deck, looking out onto endless Africa, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the bush.

The tents are designed to provide guests with privacy and seclusion, while still offering easy access to the camp's main facilities and activities. Guests can enjoy a range of safari activities, such as game drives, guided walks, bird watching, and cultural visits, before returning to their luxurious tent to relax and unwind.

Food and Drinks Option at Jambo Mutara Camp

Jambo Mutara Camp offers a range of delicious and authentic African cuisine, prepared by its professional chefs using locally sourced ingredients. The camp's culinary team specializes in creating a fusion of international and traditional Kenyan dishes, giving guests a taste of the local flavors and culture.

The camp's dining area is located on a large wooden deck overlooking the river, providing stunning views and a serene ambiance. Guests can enjoy their meals while watching the wildlife and listening to the sounds of the bush.

The camp offers a full-board meal plan, which includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In addition, guests can also enjoy snacks and refreshments throughout the day, such as freshly baked cakes, pastries, and fruit platters.

The camp's bar offers a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, including wines, beers, spirits, and cocktails. Guests can enjoy their drinks while relaxing in the lounge or by the pool, or while watching the sunset over the African savannah.

Jambo Mutara Camp also caters to guests with special dietary requirements, such as vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free diets. The culinary team is happy to accommodate any dietary needs and preferences, ensuring that all guests can enjoy their meals and drinks to the fullest.

Weddings and Honeymoons at Jambo Mutara

Weddings at Jambo Mutara

Jambo Mutara offer fantastic locations for weddings, with ample space for small groups and a great party. Contact us to arrange a your personalised wedding package.

Jambo Mutara Camp offers a picturesque and romantic setting for weddings and honeymoons. The camp's stunning location, surrounded by the natural beauty of the Laikipia wilderness, provides a unique and memorable backdrop for couples to exchange their vows.

The camp offers a range of wedding packages that can be tailored to meet the specific needs and preferences of the couple. The packages can include a variety of services, such as catering, floral arrangements, decorations, music, and photography.

Honeymoons at Jambo Mutara

For honeymooners, Jambo Mutara Camp offers a range of romantic experiences, such as candlelit dinners, private game drives, guided walks, and spa treatments. Couples can also enjoy a romantic sundowner in the bush, watching the sunset over the African savannah.

The camp's luxury tents offer the perfect retreat for couples on their honeymoon, providing privacy and comfort in a beautiful natural setting. The tents are designed with a romantic ambiance, featuring comfortable furnishings, a private veranda, and stunning views of the river and the surrounding wilderness.

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