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Ekorian's Mugie Camp

Our rating

9/10

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 $4,752 pp plus flights

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

Flights are typically an additional $913 per person economy class from London

Families from $3,673 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 $913 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 $5,032 pp plus flights

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

Flights are typically an additional $913 per person economy class from London

Families from $4,129 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 $913 per person economy class from London

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 508 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • I had just the most incredible time on the climb.

    The team were incredible and just so accommodating. I really only have good things to say as it was such a great experience.

    George was as good as a guide as it gets, very articulate and made sure I was comfortable the whole way up with frequent briefings.

    MissingFinn R reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 10 May 2019

  • The trip was amazing everything was better than we could have imagined.
    There was a moment climbing the mount Kenya where my wife accused me of tricking her into doing this (half kidding) as some of the nights got pretty cold, but we were dressed well and the sunrise at the peak was astonishing.
    Safari was spectacular, Ben who was our main guide and driver was awesome! We saw everything excepts rhinos which were more of a hope than a reality. We also were able to watch a rock python eat a Thompson gazel live. It was one of the most interesting and unsettling things I have ever seen.
    Just overall, so many moments that make you think wow or I can't believe I am here. Thank you for your help in getting everything set up. I don't believe I could have booked the trip without your help and guidance. It was an amazing way to start our marriage and truly the trip of a lifetime!

    MissingWilliam K reviewing 11 Day Mount Kenya Trek and Masai Mara Safari Combined on 29 October 2018

  • We both suffered but enjoyed it immensely. Just how it should be!!!!
    Our route up the mountain, the Burguret trail is very arduous and certainly should not be used for people who are not very fit and experienced trekkers. It mainly followers animal trails through the forests and bog lands around the mountain. The Chogoria route down was great. The guide and porters were great. Wild camping means just that, really just what I wanted, but I have lived in Kenya.

    MissingJonathan B reviewing Mount Kenya: Burguret Chogoria Traverse on 24 September 2018

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