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Ekorian's Mugie Camp

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

Highlights

- Exclusive location
- Excellent wildlife
- Kayaking
- Small swimming pool
- Family Friendly

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Overview

Ekorian's Mugie Camp is a fantastic authentic safari camp whose plains environment and pride of lion works brilliantly in combination with other camps in the region such as Laikipia Wilderness, Sabuk and Sosian.

Ekorian's is a small owner-run bush camp with 6 spacious guest tents and an attractive open sided mess area all set within lawns overlooking the plains. Accommodation is perfectly pitched with just the right balance between comfort, space and reason. The recent addition of a swimming pool is a big plus.

Ekorian's is set on Mugie Ranch which covers 46,000 acres in total of which 22,000 acres have been set aside to create Mugie Conservancy. The Conservancy is home to around seventy species of mammals including lion, cheetah, leopard, buffalo, elephant, eland, giraffe, zebra, hyena, impala, and warthog. There are many rare and endangered species residing on Mugie, including the Grevy’s Zebra and Jacksons Hartebeest.

In addition to traditional safari day and night game drives, bush walks and fly camping, there is the opportunity to kayak and fish and visit local Samburu and Pokot communities. Mugie Dam offers the rare opportunity to see wildlife from kayaks. The dam has no crocodiles or hippos and is also safe for swimming. Whilst kayaking, it is not unusual to see game coming to drink or swim at the dam, especially in the hotter, drier, seasons. Slightly out of place is the Mugie Ranch golf course, arguably slightly incongruous with a safari conservancy but nothing to do with the charming Ekorian's Camp and hidden well away.

Ekorian's is an excellent choice for families. One tent has a small annexe attached to it to make it suitable for families with young children. There is a small pool onsite and the variety of activities on offer is enough to keep any family occupied. The camp is owned and run by Josh and Donna Perrett who have their own young children so have a good understanding of the needs of families.

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Suggested Itineraries for Ekorian's Mugie Camp

Our itineraries are carefully designed by our experienced travel designers based on years of experience and customer feedback. For a custom itinerary tailored to you, please enquire giving as much detail as possible on your brief.

Wilderness experience in Northern Kenya enjoying guided walking, sleeping under the stars, fishing and swimming in the river and guided game drives in the open plains searching for Big Five.

Tailor-made Classic 1 week

Adults from $4,844 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $978 per person economy class from London

Families from $3,745 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $978 per person economy class from London

The ultimate African adventure including an incredible walking safari, kayaking and superb game drives.

Tailor-made Classic 1 week

Adults from $5,129 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $978 per person economy class from London

Families from $4,209 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $978 per person economy class from London

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 611 reviews

(4.94/5)

  • Service rating : Best family holiday ever - and we're fortunate to have had a few. Excellent organisation; very friendly and careful driver/guide. This holiday was itself re-booked after we cancelled two years ago; Tourdust were very supportive during the previous cancellation.
    Product : We did Rift Valley Lakes, Masai Mara and Zanzibar; a superb combination.

    Ben feefo reviewer verified review for Rift Valley Lakes, Masai Mara & Laikipia Safari on 13 September 2016

  • The holiday was amazing! Everything we wanted it to be! The safari was so we'll organized and our guide was very good. All the accommodation was superb. At the Masaai village we stayed in a mud hut which was different to the tent described in the itinerary, but so much better.

    Pinewoods resort was lovely especially the staff who couldn't have looked after us any better. The food was exceptional.

    Missingpauline hasted reviewing Maasai Family Adventure on 21 October 2015

  • Accommodation and food at Karen Rock House were good. It was very quiet there as we were the only guests. Our transport, guide (Elijah) and driver (Oliver) were excellent. Elijah was very informative and patiently answered our questions about everything we saw. Our first day was very full, a long drive to Hell’s Gate, bike ride and gorge walk. Elijah suggested that we postpone the boat trip on Lake Navaisha to the morning we left Nakuru rather doing it on the way and this worked well. On the bike ride, our youngest struggled with an adult sized bike with bald tyres. Fine for us and our eldest though. The gorge walk was great as was the boat trip on Lake Navaisha.

    Lake Nakuru Lodge accommodation, food and setting was excellent - as were the game drives with Oliver and Elijah. We saw a lot more here and close up than we did in Ol Kinyei and the Masai Mara.

    Maji Moto Camp was an interesting experience. Again, we were the only visitors and the facilities & food were good. We visited the school before travelling to the Mara Adventure Camp but could have spent longer as there was a lot to see and our children enjoyed playing football etc with the school children.

    The Adventure Camp was brilliant. We had a packed schedule of game drives (up at 5.30 every morning) and George and Wilson (guide and driver) were a lot of fun. They played football with us and were very entertaining on bush walks and game drives. We felt all the staff at the Adventure Camp worked really hard to make the experience an enjoyable one - from preparing the food, supplying endless hot water and tea and making sure we got to see what we wanted. The Ol Kinyei conservancy is beautiful (although we saw more at Lake Nakuru).

    Our itinerary was good - it was busy and varied which suited us very well. We felt a bit rushed on Day 1 - in hindsight, it really was too much for one day. The day we travelled to the Masai Adventure Camp was also time pressured and we had a to cut short our visit to the school.

    Overall, 5/5 - an unforgettable experience.

    MissingTim Sheppard reviewing Maasai Family Adventure on 11 November 2014

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