Ziara Safaris did an excellent job making my Kenya safari a unique experience. They supplemented my self created itinerary with some fantastic details which made it an amazing trip of a lifetime.

Only you and your group
Any date, all durations
Include what you want, discard
the rest!
Expert Advice
info@ziarasafaris.com
+255 732 975 210
Corina Annette Lucas

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /home/ziara/public_html/wp-content/themes/kenya/currency/CurrencyConverter.php on line 105

Sweetwaters Game Reserve, Kenya

The privately owned 24,000 acre Sweetwaters game reserve and chimpanzee sanctuary has an abundance of wildlife and tropical vegetation and enjoys magnificent views across the bush to the snow-capped peaks of Mount Kenya. It boast all of the "Big 5" game - Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Leopard and Buffalo. Only 250 kilometres north of Nairobi, or two-and-a-half hours' drive on a good highway, the reserve is easily accessible and has the highest density of wildlife per square kilometre of any game park or reserve in Kenya.

There are many advantages to visiting this reserve. As it is private, guests can enjoy special activities such as night game drives, game walks, horse-back and even camel-back game rides. The reserve boasts abundant wildlife - over 400 species of birds, as well as lion, elephant, rhino and cheetah to name just a few. The night game drives are a particular pleasure, as they can allow sightings of the elusive leopard and other nocturnal species.

The Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary, opened in 1993, comprises of over 250 acres.  It started off with just 3 chimpanzee orphans and is now home to 26 contented, well looked after chimps. Lonrho Africa, the Jane Goodall Institute and Kenya Wildlife Services established this facility to receive and provide sanctuary particularly to those chimps who are orphaned or abused. They are then introduced, rehabilitated and taught to fend for themselves, just as they would have to in their natural habitats.  The story of this sanctuary is one of real success, and is a delight to visit.

Photos of Sweetwaters Game Reserve

 
Chimpanzee at the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary
(photo by spanaut)
Chimpanzee at the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary
 
Getting up close and personal with a White Rhino
(photo by Man from Tongham)
Getting up close and personal with a White Rhino
 
Storm brewing over the Sweetwaters Game Reserve
Storm brewing over the Sweetwaters Game Reserve

Tours and Safaris to Sweetwaters Game Reserve

Classic Kenyan Family Safari
days from $2,609 per person
Family Bush and Beach
days from $3,109 per person

Hotels in (or near to) Sweetwaters Game Reserve

Ol Pejeta House
Sweetwaters
Sweetwaters Tented Camp
Sweetwaters Game Reserve

Wildlife you can see in Sweetwaters Game Reserve

Black Rhino
Black Rhino
Cape Buffalo
Cape Buffalo
Elephant
Elephant
Leopard
Leopard
Masai Lion
Masai Lion
Bat-eared Fox
Bat-eared Fox
Cheetah
Cheetah
Chimpanzee
Chimpanzee
African Fish Eagle
Fish Eagle
Grevy's Zebra
Grevy's Zebra
Hartebeest
Hartebeest
Hyena
Hyena
White Rhino
White Rhino
Sales: Annette

Contact Annette about our tours

Annette is one of Ziaras resident Safari Experts and she is ready to talk to you about this tour! Click the link below to get in touch:

E-mail: info@ziarasafaris.com