If you are looking for a private intimate safari experience Ekorian’s Mugie Camp offers just that! Ekorian’s Mugie Camp is the family base of Josh and Donna Perrett, who own, manage and host the camp with a small team of staff and their two young children, dogs and cats. The Ekorian’s Mugie Camp is simply designed with a social/dinning area and six spacious but cosy tents raised on wooden decks under thatched roofs. Each tent has plumbed hot and cold running water and flush toilets. It is a small safari camp with an exclusive location in the heart of the Mugie Conservancy in NorthWest Laikipia, where game and birdlife viewing are prolific.
Ekorian’s Mugie Camps History
Josh and Donna Perrett are both Kenyan-born and bred. Josh was bought up on a neighboring ranch to Mugie and it was here that he learnt the art of the bush and developed a strong passion for adventure, wildlife and nature. He trained as a professional guide in South Africa and has worked all over Tanzania and Kenya.
Donna was brought up on a farm outside Nakuru. She trained as a chef in Cape Town before returning to Kenya to work in several camps and lodges in Kenya and Tanzania.
Josh and Donna are happiest when they are out in the bush, on safari. They both have much experience in the different aspects of safari life and in 2012 they hand sketched and designed Ekorian’s Mugie Camp on a pile of scrap paper with an ethos of ‘simple comfort’ focusing on the authentic safari experience. The plans and ideas started to take shape, and with a team of carpenters, tailors and two sewing machines they completed the construction of Ekorian’s Mugie Camp in time for Christmas 2012.
With the view of making as little impact on the environment as possible this semi-permanent, eco-friendly camp is totally solar powered, and has specially designed water-heating boilers.
Josh was able to put his carpentry skills to good use and most of the furniture was made in camp with the local dead Olive wood, from which the Turkana name “Ekorian” derives.