Pelican House Self Catering Cottage | Ol Pejeta Conservancy | Sweetwaters  Game Reserve | Kenya
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Pelican House Upcountry Cottage Nanyuki
Ol Pejeta Conservancy/ Sweetwaters Game Reserve

(Pelican House sleeps 12 Guests on Self Catering)

(Pelican House Upcountry Cottage is situated inside Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya’s Laikipia County adjacent to Nanyuki town. Ol Pejeta’s main gate is 14 kilometers from the equator turn off, just before Nanyuki town. Pelican House is 8 kilometers further inside the Conservancy.

Alternatively, a scheduled 40 minute flight to the nearby town of Nanyuki is available from Nairobi Wilson Regional Airport, with pickup and drive to Pelican House.)


Pelican House Upcountry Cottage


Pelican House Self-Catering Cottage

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Pelican House Self-Catering Cottage at Ol Pejeta Conservancy has the perfect solution for those who wish to stay at a wildlife Conservancy and not stay at a lodge or a hotel.


Pelican House is a thatched upcountry cottage. It has an open plan living and dining room with a huge fireplace, and a separate equipped kitchen. Three bedrooms of which two open onto a covered veranda and a wooden deck extends out towards the dam and extensive views. Electricity comes from a quiet generator.


There is house and garden staff available and security is provided. The grounds are maintained, a lawn and colorful gardens, surrounded by the natural bush. Located within the protected grounds of the vast natural Ol Pejeta Conservancy; elephants, giraffe, rhinos, lions, hippos, cheetahs, ostriches and antelope have all been seen from the house windows and deck.


Pelican House is exclusively designed to support Ol Pejeta’s Community Development Programmes. Thus while a visit to a world class conservation entity is an experience in itself – to which Pelican House is of notable regard – every shilling spent at the house goes to assist our community neighbors.



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Pelican House Self-Catering Cottage Prices

Dates From

Dates To

Self-Catering Rates for

the Cottage Per Night

1st Jan 2014

31st Dec 2014

35,000 Kenya Shillings



* The house is rented as: Self catering

* Electricity and hot water are included
* Boiled and filtered drinking water is included

* Pelican House Rates includes VAT, cooking and laundry

* Bedding and towels are freshly laundered and provided free of charge

* Mobile phone with international calling and with pay-as-you go service is available

* Please note that conservancy fees are also applicable and due for payment on arrival

* If food, vehicle and guide hire is needed, please contact

* The house staff includes: House-keeping, cook, and laundry services, a grounds keeper and night watchman

* All profits from renting the house go directly into the Ol Pejeta Conservancy's Community Development Programme




Ol Pejeta Conservancy Fees Per Day - 2014 Rates

Sweetwaters Game Reserve Conservation Fees

Rate Per Day

Overseas Visitors - Overnight stays Adults

90 US Dollars

Overseas Visitors - Overnight stays Children (3-12 Years)

45 US Dollars

Overseas Visitors - Day trips Adults

90 US Dollars

Overseas Visitors - Day trips Adults Children (3-12 Years)

45 US Dollars

Non-Citizen Kenya Residents - Overnight Stays Adults:

2,200 Kenya Shillings

Non-Citizen Kenya Residents - Overnight Stays

Children (3-12 Years)

1,100 Kenya Shillings

Non-Citizen Kenya Residents - Day Trips Adults:

2,350 Kenya Shillings

Non-Citizen Kenya Residents - Day Trips Children (3-12 Years)

1,250 Kenya Shillings

East African Citizens - overnight stays

(Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda) Adults:

1,100 Kenya Shillings

East African Citizens - overnight stays (Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda) Children (3-12 Years)

550 Kenya Shillings

Overseas Army Personnel - Overnight stays Adults:

2,100 Kenya Shillings

Overseas Army Personnel - Overnight stays

Children (3-12 Years)

1,000 Kenya Shillings

Overseas Army Personnel - Day trips Adults:

2,200 Kenya Shillings

Overseas Army Personnel - Day trips Children (3-12 Years)

1,100 Kenya Shillings

School Groups - East African Citizens Students:

which includes 2 free entries for teachers

275 Kenya Shillings

School Groups - Non Citizens Students

which includes 2 free entries for teachers

23 US Dollars



* For non-citizen Kenya residents, a valid Passport or Alien certificate/ Work permit

* Gates are open for visitors at 7.00 am, and all vehicles must be out of the gates by 7.00 pm

* Please obtain a cash-receipt for all payments made - gate entry, purchase of maps, guide etc.

* Proof of Residency is required. For East African Residents (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda) a National Identity card

* Driver's Fee: please note that drivers/ guides entering the Conservancy will be charged in accordance with Gate

Camping Fees

Gate Entry Fee: (Charged per person per day) as per above Gate Entry Fees structure

* Camping Fee: (Charged per person per night) 1,000 Kenya Shillings (exclusive entrance fees)
* Campsite Fee: (Charged once for the whole group) 6,500 Kenya Shillings
(exclusive entrance fees)

Vehicle Fees (Per Day)

* 1 - 5 seats: 400 Kenya Shillings
6-12 seats: 2,000 Kenya Shillings
13-45 seats : 10,000 Kenya Shillings




Accepted Mode of Payment


online payment




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Pelican House Self-Catering Cottage History

Pelican House Self-Catering Cottage was originally built as a cattle ranch manager's house the house has been completely renovated on the inside to accommodate visitors.


Pelican House is now located within the expansive views of the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, a 90000+ acre natural reserve teeming with wildlife.

Reserved and secluded, it has no other development in sight. It is a great location to experience the iconic wildlife and quiet grasslands of the East African savannah.

Pelican House Self-Catering Cottage Patio & Verandah
Pelican House Self-Catering Cottage covered patio faces east offering stunning early morning views of the sunrise behind Mt. Kenya. An elevated wooden deck faces west allowing for great views of the wildlife, watering hole and beautiful evening sunsets.

Pelican House Self-Catering Cottage Gardens
Flower gardens and a green lawn surround Pelican House. A vegetable garden growing fresh supper ingredients sits next to the house.

Pelican House Self-Catering Cottage Location
Pelican House is situated within the vast Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya and East Africa. Ol Pejeta Conservancy is located in the mid Kenya highlands at 1800m (6000 ft) altitude. The temperature is moderate; 20-25C (68-78F) during the day and 10-15C (50-60F) at night.

Situated on a small hill, Pelican House overlooks a watering pond and the grassland savannah beyond. A discrete electric fence separates the house grounds from the encircling wildlife area.

Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Ol Pejeta Conservancy is an extensive 90,000+ acre natural wildlife park situated between the foothills of the Aberdares Range and dominant snow capped Mount Kenya.


Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a leader wildlife conservation in Kenya and is the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa.

Ol Pejeta is located within the Laikipia District of Kenya on the edge of the Rift Valley. Straddling the equator, the Conservancy sits on semi-arid grasslands affording plenty of sunshine and wildlife viewing opportunities.




Pelican House Self-Catering Cottage has the following facilities:
* Cedar dining table with ten seats
* Traditional thatched roof overhead
* Four additional single beds are available
* Fridge/ freezer available, as well as gas cooker

* Writing tables under the windows facing Mount Kenya

* Three bedrooms each with a king size bed and soft duvets

* Spacious living and dining room with sofas and large stone fireplace
* Arrival time is 3pm and departure time is 10am, unless prior arrangement is made

* Two washrooms and one half bathrooms with oversize bathtubs and a small powder room
* Please note that Pelican House is only accessible by 4WD vehicles during the rainy season

Pelican House Self-Catering Cottage Staff:
While staying in Pelican House the staff will promptly cater to your daily needs. The house staff includes housekeeping, someone to assist with cooking, a grounds keeper and night watchman. The house is rented as self catering. Included in the price of your stay is:


* Electricity and hot water are included

* Boiled and filtered drinking water is included

* Bedding and towels are freshly laundered and provided free of charge

Pelican House Self-Catering Cottage Child Friendly
Many children have stayed at Pelican House, some for extended periods of time. Children of all ages are welcome. Excepting the wooden deck overlooking the animal watering hole; the entire house is at ground level.


The wooden deck has a gate to prevent toddler access. The fireplace has a wire screen and the kitchen and cleaning supplies can be made out of reach.




Pelican House Self-Catering Cottage Activities

Cultural Showcase & Traditional Village

Acquire a unique insight into several of Kenya's pastoral communities. Feel the energy of the Masai, Pokot and Turkana dancers. Visit their houses and see a traditional Masai way of life.


Learn a few words of Swahili. Meet artists producing local handicrafts that are available for purchase.

Wildlife Safaris

Personal and quiet vehicle wildlife safaris are the primary activity. Dawn, dusk and night game drives are arranged at your discretion. Visit the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary and learn about our primate cousins.


Meet Baraka the Friendly Rhino at the Ol Pejeta Visitor Education Centre. Interactive talks with the centre's knowledgeable staff enhance the African wildlife experience.

Finally, enjoy some “sundowners” on your private deck at Pelican House and watch the animals come for a evening drink while the sun sets behind them.

Other Attractions

* Visit the shops and markets of the bustling town of Nanyuki

* Fly to the Kenya coast to enjoy the fine white ocean beaches

* Hike and camp in the nearby Mount Kenya & Aberdare National Parks
Visit the luxurious Sweetwaters Tented Camp for drinks or supper within Ol Pejeta Conservancy
* Relax, golf, fish, mountain bike and/or visit the spa at the nearby elegant Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club



Booking & Reservations for Pelican House Upcountry Cottage situated inside Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya’s Laikipia County adjacent to Nanyuki town - Kenya

Booking Office Tel: + 254 (0) 20 2437871
Mobile : 0721242711 (Safaricom) - Kenya






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