Ekorian’s Mugie Camp (named after the Olive tree in the Turkana language) is located on the Mugie Sanctuary near Mugie Dam at the northern end of the Laikipia Plateau near Mount Kenya, where opportunities for wildlife viewing and bird watching are abundant.
The camp has six guest tents, each en suite, with thatched roofs and wooden deck floors and a central mess and dining tent. While staying at Ekorian’s Mugie Camp, guests have access to activities like day and night game drives, guided walks, fly camping, bush meals, day to day cattle activities, fishing, kayaking, visits to Samburu and Pokot markets and walking with blood hounds during their daily exercises.
The Mugie Sanctuary is 22,000 acres found within the Mugie Ranch. The Sanctuary is home to 70 species of mammal including lion, cheetah, leopard, buffalo, elephant, eland and hyena. There are many endangered species residing in Mugie including the Grevy’s Zebra and Jackson’s Hartebeest. In 2009, the construction of an enormous 500 meter long dam wall was completed in the heart of the sanctuary. This is Kenya’s third largest private dam. A flash flood filled the dam overnight resulting in a beautiful 156 acre reservoir holding 1.3 billion liters of water. The dam fulfills a vital role in providing water for the wildlife during times of drought. Migratory birds from as far away as Siberia are attracted to the dam and are among over 280 bird species found on Mugie. Bass and tilapia fishing is currently being introduced on the dam.