The ultimate exclusive-use property in Laikipia, beautiful Ol Jogi is a luxurious home from home in the heart of a private wildlife conservancy. Conservation is the driving force here, and Ol Jogi is a safe haven for free-roaming wildlife species including the Big 5. It’s also a stronghold for the Eastern black rhino subspecies. Accessible only to a lucky few guests, this superb destination offers a rare sense of unbounded freedom.
Enjoy the luxury of total privacy at Ol Jogi, this exclusive-use home set under grand shade trees in the heart of a 58 000-acre private wildlife conservancy in Laikipia, Kenya. From its sublime setting, inimitable style and impeccable service to the leading Wildlife Rescue Centre, conservation projects and community programs, Ol Jogi offers one of the most deeply moving conservation platforms in Kenya.
Luxurious Ol Jogi is ideal for private gatherings – from family get-togethers, weddings and birthday celebrations to executive retreats – and offers an extraordinary sense of travel with purpose. One of its most exciting features is the underground tunnel that takes you from inside the house directly to a hide at the watering hole.
The exceptionally secure conservancy is home to 120 rhinos, elephants and other endangered and threatened wildlife. Game drives give you the opportunity to view the Big Five, plus the Northern species, cheetah, wild dog, hyena, oryx, impala and eland, and the prolific bird species. Resident wildlife includes 20% of the world’s remaining Grevy’s zebras and 450 of the world’s remaining reticulated giraffe. Studies of these populations in collaboration with Princeton, Brown and Manchester universities are ongoing. The conservancy’s projects also include animal rescue and rehabilitation and antipoaching protection (there’s a K-9 bloodhound unit to track poachers). The state-of-the-art veterinary clinic partners with the Smithsonian as well as Vets International and the University of Nairobi. Interact with rescued elephants and orphaned rhinos at the Wildlife Rescue Centre, or walk with habituated baboons being studied by Dr Shirley C Strum. Ol Jogi’s community outreach programmes include a primary school and clinic. Visit the Twala Cultural Village for insights into the local community.
Back home, you will find the lavish living room with a large fireplace, bar, wine cellar and games room, complete with a pool table – in the central main house. Delicious meals featuring local organic produce are served in the dining room or alfresco at magical surprise locations in the middle of the wilderness. The charming guest cottages – of which two are extravagant, boldly decorated master suites – and Under The Stars luxury tents are situated in the lush and leafy grounds. The owner’s private residence, Rock House, may be available on special request.
The lavish heated swimming pool complex is like an East African oasis complete with a waterfall and island. The spa includes a Moroccan-inspired hammam, cedarwood sauna and Jacuzzi. And if you’re feeling energetic between game-viewing drives and other activities, there’s always the chance for a match on the tennis court.