This secluded camp sits in remote western Laikipia, hidden within the Mugie Conservancy. Six thatch-covered tents lie inside a beautiful garden that is encircled by a low wall. Relaxed and rustic, Ekorian's makes the most of its feeling of splendid isolation.
Its owners, Donna and Josh, live at the camp year-round with their family, meaning it is as much a home as it is a lodge.
Why We Like It
Ekorian’s is unpretentious and completely relaxed. With only six tents, it feels far smaller and more intimate than many of the larger camps, whilst the range of activities means that there is plenty keep you busy.
The Mugie Conservancy is former ranch land, now turned over to conservation. This means that there is total freedom to explore, without the restrictions of a national park. Activities on offer include:
- Game drives
- Bush walks
- Trips to local village markets
- Visits to the orphan giraffe
- Bloodhound visit and demonstration
- Cheetah tracking
- Camel rides
Each of the six canvas tents is raised above the ground, with a small veranda at the front, looking out towards the rolling hills of the conservancy. Inside, the decor is in keeping with Ekorian’s natural style – gnarled pieces of timber decorate the en-suite bathroom and the toilet rolls are pinned with acacia thorns.
The tents are positioned in a row, with the main building at the beginning of the line. Here, a raised deck and lounge provide comfortable places to eat and relax, whilst just in front, a fire pit is perfectly located for enjoying evening drinks when the air temperature drops.
The camp is also perfect for families with children of all ages. The sheer number of activities and the freedom that guests have make for a brilliant family environment. There is also a family tent, which has an attached bedroom for children to use, and even a swimming pool to take a dip in.
Ekorian’s Mugie Camp is located within the Mugie Conservancy, which is western Laikipia, close to the Ol Jogi and Loisaba conservancies. The camp is accessed from the Loisaba airstrip, which is a two-hour game drive away.