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Morani's Restaurant - Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Nanyuki Kenya

Morani’s Restaurant Sweetwaters is located at the Morani Information Centre at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy and is named in honor of Ol Pejeta’s most famous ambassador (Rhino). It is a family-run restaurant perfectly located halfway stop during an adventure-packed day of safari and activities. Morani’s Restaurant is open daily from 0800 hours to 1630 hours and serves a mouth-watering variety of African and Western dishes.

Enjoy the Morani burger – made from grass-fed beef, oozing with cheese, topped with bacon with a side of homemade fries. For a light lunch, one can opt for a crisp healthy salad, or a wrap to eat on the go. Kids are catered for too. All our food is homemade from the freshest ingredients and is locally sourced whenever possible. After enjoying a hearty meal, there is a small shop at the restaurant, with some great souvenirs and curios made by local craftspeople, as well as Ol Pejeta merchandise. 

Morani’s Restaurant can cater for birthdays in the bush to groups of up to 60 people! This extends to conferences and team-building trips too. The restaurant also does takeaway sandwiches for picnics, frozen meals for campers, and sundowner packs for those epic African sunsets without the logistics.

Morani's Restaurant - Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Morani’s Restaurant is located at the Morani Information Centre at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Nanyuki. Open seven days a week, 365 days a year, the restaurant offers Homemade African and Western food – including fantastic Ol Pejeta steaks and burgers. Hot and cold drinks – a warming, early-morning coffee or a freshly made smoothie, to enjoy with us or to take away.

Morani’s Restaurant Sweetwaters offers a fantastic spot for a sundowner cocktail, overlooking a waterhole and salt lick with views of the Aberdares and Mt. Kenya from our verandah Shopping! The attached gift shop aims to promote locally-made arts and crafts.

Morani’s Restaurant also offers freshly prepared picnic hampers. Why bother with the hassle of bringing your own food and drink with you? Pre-order your hamper from Morani’s, and we’ll have it ready for you to take away on your game drive.

Morani’s Restaurant Food

From snacks to takeaway for the drive to Nairobi, to a plate full of steak and chips, Morani’s has something for every visitor to Ol Pejeta. Morani’s Restaurant Sweetwaters menu and specials board offer a range of breakfasts, main meals, sundowner snacks, and vegetarian options, and we will gladly cater to specific dietary requirements. Take a closer look at our menu.

Morani’s Restaurant Drinks

Morani’s Restaurant Sweetwaters drinks menu aims to provide options no matter what time of day it is – from a morning caffeine boost to a bottle of South African red to share with friends as a sundowner. How about a fresh juice, smoothie or shake to keep you cool for the rest of your safari? Or why not let our skilled and experienced bar staff shake you up with a fruity Cosmopolitan? See what else we have on offer: Drinks menu & Wine list.

Morani’s Restaurant Sundowner Package

This is a perfect opportunity for an early dinner or a sundowner in the middle of the Conservancy. Watch the sun go down while you enjoy a cold beer and some bitings! Morani’s Sundowner Package includes 2 bitings and crisps and 1 drink (alcoholic or not). All this is for the cost of Ksh 1,500 per person. The Sundowner packages are available on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and have to be pre-booked.

Morani’s Restaurant Sweetwaters Opening Hours

8.00 am – 6.30 pm, seven days a week. Food is served until 6 pm. Looking to book a table for a birthday or family event? Want to order a picnic hamper for your safari? Don’t hesitate to call 0721-242-711 or drop us an email at

Morani's Restaurant - Ol Pejeta Conservancy Menus



Samosas – 150/-each
Feta Cheese,  Pumpkin and Spinach (V); or Spiced Beef.
A delicious way to start your meal and don’t forget to take some with you for picnics and sundowners


Market Vegetable (V) – 500/-
Served with rosemary and garlic croutons

Zanzibari  Chicken – 550/-
Served with homemade bread

Nyama Choma Skewers (GF) – 450/-
Tender beef fillet marinated in spices and coconut milk and cooked on the grill
(three  pieces)


English-style breakfast with  eggs your way, bacon,  sausages, baked beans,  fried potatoes and grilled tomatoes,
toast  with  butter, and fresh juice,  served  with  house  coffee/tea

PANCAKES (V) – 450/-
Crepe-style pancakes stacked and served  with honey lime syrup or chocolate and bananas
(We can make a gluten-free cassava flour pancake if you prefer)


All served with fresh focaccia

Superfood Beef Salad (GF)
Marinated seared steak with super healthy fresh kale, pickled cucumber, cabbage,  carrot and toasted simsim, t
opped with kale chips and served with a sweet sesame oil dressing

Greek Salad – 800/-
Creamy feta, green and black olives, ripe tomatoes, mixed peppers,  cucumber, red onion, and salad leaves.
Served with a dash of red wine vinegar and oregano dressing.

Chicken  Caesar – 800/-
Combo of Romaine lettuce, chicken, French bread, parmesan cheese, anchovies, Greek yoghurt, garlic, olive oil, and mayonnaise. Served with creamy Caesar dressing. Peppers, cucumber, red onion, and salad leaves. Served with a dash of red wine vinegar and oregano dressing.


Ol Pejeta Beef Meatball Wrap – 1200/-
A traditional homemade chapatti stuffed with our delicious Ol Pejeta beef meatballs in a spicy* tomato sauce, melted cheese, and torn fresh basil leaves.
Served with chips and fresh salad of the day. *As spicy as you like it.

CBA Wrap – 750/-
Tender chicken, bacon and avocado with mayo

Steak and Horseradish Wrap – 850/-
Seared beef fillet with fresh salad and horseradish mayo

Vegan Wrap – 650/-
Sundried tomatoes, grilled Mediterranean vegetables and beetroot houmus

Pesto  Chicken  Panini – 800/-
Grilled chicken with pesto sauce, mozzarella cheese and tomato

Welsh  Rarebit Panini (V) – 650/-
The ultimate grilled cheese sandwich, with lashings of Cheddar cheese spiced with Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco and black pepper

Club Sandwich – 900/-
A triple-decker sandwich packed with chicken, fillet steak, cheese, bacon, mayo and tomato


Ol Pejeta Steak (Gf) – 1,200/-
Prime Fillet, Grilled To Your Liking, Served  On A Bed Of Creamed Spinach, With Chips,
Sweet Potato Fries Or Mashed Potatoes And A Pepper Sauce

 Grilled Chicken (Gf) – 900/-
A Quarter Chicken Piece, Marinated In Wild Honey, Garlic,  Rosemary Spices And
Served With Chips Or Sweet Potato Fries And Morani Slaw

 Chicken Curry (Hot) – 1,200/-
Beautifully Spiced  With  A Cashew Nut And Coconut Sauce,  Served  With  Either Chapati Or Rice And Kachumbari

 Grilled Fish And Chips – 950/-
Tilapia  Fillet In A Crispy  Batter  With  Chips  And Tartar Sauce

Ol Pejeta Beef Stew – 950/-
Juicy Ol Pejeta Beef Chunks In A Rich Tomato Gravy With  Garden  Vegetables. Served With Garden Vegetables
And Your Choice Of Chapattis, Ugali,  Or Steamed Rice.

T-Bone Steak – 1,800/-
Juicy Ol Pejeta Beef Chunks In A Rich Tomato Gravy With  Garden Vegetables. Served With Garden Vegetables
And Your Choice Of Chapattis, Ugali,  Or Steamed Rice.

Grilled Sirloin Steak – 1,950/-
A Tender, Flavorful, Juicy, And Cooked To Your Liking Served
With  Chips  And Fresh Salad Of The Day.

Ol Pejta Fillet Steak – 1,950/-
Sauce To Include Creamy Mushroom Sauce And Onion Gravy.

Homemade Pasta (V) – 800/-
Please ask about our weekly special

Potato fries (300/-); Creamed spinach (100/-); Potato skins (200/-); Chopped salad with seasonal greens (200/-); Chapati (100/-);
Steamed rice (250/-)


Morani’s – 1,800/-
Two beef patties, loaded with cheese, streaky bacon, pickles, our special burger relish and salad in a soft homemade bun, served with chips and morani’s slaw

Kuku – 950/-
Grilled marinated chicken breast, marinated in garlic, rosemary and spices, with salad, avocado, pickles and our special burger relish in
a soft homemade bun served with chips and Morani’s slaw

Vegetarian Burger – 900/-
 Moist vegetarian burger patty prepared with red kidney beans, green olives, and parmesan cheese. Topped with a sprinkling of parmesan, and creamy avocado and served in our homemade flatbread with chips and a salad of the day.

Patty Burger – 950/-
One beef patty, loaded with cheese, streaky bacon, pickles, our special burger relish and salad in a soft homemade bun,
served with chips and morani’s slaw, flatbread with chips and a salad of the day.


Please ask about our cakes and cookies

Chocolate Brownie – 550/-
Gooey and rich, a morani’s favourite, served  with  vanilla ice cream

Apple Pie Samosas – 450/-
Crispy parcels filled with spiced  apples  and deep-fried served  with  vanilla ice cream

Ice Cream – 300/ Per SC
A scoop  of artisan ice cream lovingly made in Kenya

Fruit of the Day – 400/-
Fruit salad with a scoop  of ice- cream

Banana Split – 500/-
American ice cream-based dessert consisting of a peeled banana cut in half lengthwise, and
served with  3 scoops of ice cream and chocolate/ strawberry sauce between the two pieces.



Banana, Honey and Cinnamon Smoothie – 450/-
A delicious combination of yoghurt, banana, Ol Pejeta wild honey and cinnamon

Vanilla Shake – 450/-
A mouthwatering combination of vanilla ice cream and low-fat milk

Chocolate Shake – 450/-
Handcrafted with fresh chocolate ice cream, rich dark chocolate syrup and milk

Strawberry Shake – 450/-
Creamy strawberry ice cream, real strawberries blended with strawberry syrup

Mango Shake – 450/-
Made with creamy mango ice cream, blended with real Kenyan mangoes and milk



250/- Coke 150/-
Mango 250/- Diet Coke



250/- Fanta Orange 150/-
Orange 250/- Fanta Blackcurrant


Red Bull

250/- Ginger Ale 150/-
Lime Cordial 50/- Sprite


*Per packet

600/- Soda Water 150/
Bitter Lemon 150/- Tonic Water



Mineral 750ml – 250/-
Mineral 1L – 300/-
Mineral 500ml – 250/-
Sparkling 500ml – 250/-
Sparkling 1L – 350/-
Sparkling 250ml – 250/-

Boozy Shakes

BOOZY SHAKES Tropicoco 550/-
Vanilla shake, fresh fruit juice and Malibu coconut rum
Tennis  Elbow 550/-
Creamy strawberry shake infused with Pimms No. 1 and fresh mint
Grumpy Hippo 600/-
A mouth-watering blend of our best chocolate shake and Italian Amaretto liquor
Top Banana 650/-
Made with fresh ripe bananas, vanilla ice cream and a double Bailey’s cream
Late For Work 700/-
An infusion of double Kahlua coffee liquor in a creamy vanilla shake
BOOZY COFFEES (HOT) Irish Coffee 800/-
Coffee, Irish whisky, cream
Scottish Coffee 550/-
Coffee, Scotch whisky
Bailey’s  Irish Cream 650/-
Coffee, Bailey’s cream, cinnamon
Viva Espagne 850/-
Coffee, rum, coffee liqueur, cream
Speedy  Garcia 750/-
Coffee, tequila, coffee liqueur, cream
BOOZY COFFEES (Cold) Amarula  Flappe’ 750/-
Chilled coffee, Amarula, crushed ice
Black Maria 850/-
Chilled coffee, Rum, Brandy, crushed ice
Espresso Martini 600/-
Espresso, Martini
Tropical  Coffee 900/-
Chilled coffee, Cointreau, passion, ice cream



Jonnie Walker Red Label 300/- Gilbey’s Gin 250/-
Jonnie Walker Black Label 400/- Baileys Irish Cream 350/-
Jameson 300/- Amarula 350/-
Jack Daniels 400/- Sambuca  (white) 250/-
Glenfiddich 12 years 480/- Cointreau 350/-
Myers Rum 300/- Camino Real 250/-
Bacardi White 250/- Viceroy 250/-
Malibu 250/- Hennessy (Cognac) 480/-
Smirnoff Vodka 250/- Martel (Cognac) 450/-
Gordons Gin 300/- Martini  Bianco 200/-
Southern Comfort 250/- Captain Morgan Rum 250/-
Kahlua 250/- Pimms  No. 1 250/-
Chivas Regal 400/- Amaretto Disarono 300/-


Tusker 350/- Pilsner 350/-
Tusker Malt 350/- Snapp 300/-
Tusker Lite 350/- Heineken 350/-
White  Cap 350/- Savanna Cider 380/-
Guinness K 350/- Malibu 250/-

CIGARETTES     Embassy Kings (400/-); Sweet Menthol (400/-); Sportsman  (400/-); Embassy Lights (400/-); Dunhill Switch (400/-)

Morani’s Restaurant Sweetwaters Coffee Menu

Hot Coffee


Made from perfectly roasted and blended Kenyan beans.


Espresso Macchiato

Espresso coffee with a spot of foamed milk.

Espresso Con Pana


Espresso coffee topped with whipped cream.

Café Americano


Hot water is poured over rich espresso for a cup that is as deep and dark as the coffee itself.



Our signature blend of coffee with hot creamy milk and dusted with chocolate powder.

Cappuccino Con Pana


Our signature blend of coffee with whipped cream and hot milk.

Hazelnut  Cappuccino


Our signature blend of coffee with hot creamy milk and hazelnut-flavoured syrup.

Café Latte


Dark, rich espresso coffee balanced with steamed milk and a light layer of foam.

Vanilla  Latte


Kenyan dark, rich espresso coffee, steamed milk, a light layer of foam and vanilla-flavoured syrup.

Café Mocha

Full-bodied espresso with bittersweet mocha sauce and steamed milk topped up with cream.

Vanilla  Mocha


Full-bodied espresso with chocolate sauce, steamed milk

and vanilla-flavoured syrup.

Different Beverages

Brewed Coffee Pot

A truly special brew of coffee prepared just for you,

Hot Chocolate 300/-
Made from the finest cocoa powder, and the freshest milk.
Tea Pot 250/-
Smooth and sublime, this Kenyan tea is enlivened with milk.
Masala Tea Pot 300/-
Spicy masala tea brewed with a warm and inviting fragrance

and zesty flavour.

Mixed Tea 250/-
Authentic Kenyan-style tea brew, prepared just for you, made to order.
Herbal Lemon Tea 200/-
A tasty herbal tea with multiple tropical lemon juice flavours finishing on a sweet note.
Milk Glass 200/-
A refreshing glass of fresh farm milk.


Espresso – 350/-
Kahawa – 350/-
Passion/ Mango/Mixed – 350/-

Cold Alternatives

Iced Tea – 250/- 
Iced Coffee – 200/-
Lemonade – 200/-
Sodas – 150/-
Diet Coke – 150/-

Morani’s Restaurant Sweetwaters Gluten-Free Menu

Starters and Bitings

Nyama Choma Skewers


Tender beef fillet marinated in spices and coconut milk and cooked on the grill (three pieces)

Freshly  Made Soups

Market Vegetable (V)

Zanzibari Chicken



Build Your Own

Eggs your way (100/-), bacon (150/-), sausage (100/-), tomato (50/-), baked beans (50/-)

Cassava Pancakes


With honey lime syrup


Superfood Beef Salad


Marinated seared steak with super healthy fresh kale, pickled  cucumber, cabbage,  carrot and toasted sim-sim, topped with kale chips and served with a sweet sesame oil dressing


Blue cheese, seasonal leaves, Ol Pejeta wild honey and macadamia nuts


Ol Pejeta Steak

Prime fillet, grilled to your liking, served on a bed of creamed  spinach, with chips, sweet potato fries or mashed potatoes and a pepper sauce

Grilled Maryland  Chicken

A quarter chicken piece, marinated in wild honey, garlic, rosemary and spices and served with chips or sweet potato fries and morani’s slaw

Chicken  Curry (HOT)

Beautifully spiced with a cashew nut and coconut sauce, served with rice and kachumbari


Delia’s Ice Cream – 300/- per Scoop

* A scoop of artisan ice cream lovingly made at Brown’s Farm in Tigoni
* Ask for the flavours  in stock

Morani’s Restaurant Sweetwaters Kids Menu

Baby Morani Beef Burger 700/-
Served with chips
Baby Kuku Burger (chicken breast) 600/-
Served with chips
Rainbow Pasta 600/-
Homemade tagliatelle with a fresh tomato sauce
Fish Fingers 600/-
Crispy goujons of tilapia breadcrumbed and served with fries or in a sandwich
Mozzarella Dippers 700/-
Breaded mozzarella sticks with a fresh tomato sauce to dip

Chocolate Brownie

Gooey and rich, a morani’s favourite, served with vanilla ice cream
Delias Ice Cream 300/- per Scoop
A scoop of artisan ice cream
Ask for flavours  in stock

Become  a Young Ranger For a Day

Are you between the ages of 4 and 12?
Are you ready to join the Ol Pejeta Team for a day?

Become an  Ol  Pejeta  Junior  Ranger for a day by purchasing one of our exciting Junior Ranger Packs at any of the following locations:  Morani’s  Restaurant,  Rongai  Gate  Gift  Shop and the  Chimpanzee  Adoption  Center.   The pack includes an activity booklet, a box of crayons and 5 stickers all contained within a very cool  Ol Pejeta bag. As you journey through the Conservancy, the idea is to work through all of the questions and games in the booklet. At the end of your journey, the Tourism Team at  Morani   Information  Center will be waiting for you and will ask you to repeat the official ranger oath, before presenting you with a ranger hat, a certificate and an honorary pin.

Suitable for children between the ages of 4 and 12. Tourism Guides situated at Hippo Hide, the Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Morani  Information Center are on standby throughout the day to help.

US$ 40 per pack.

Morani’s Restaurant Sweetwaters Take-Away Menu



Feta Cheese, Pumpkin and Spinach (V)
Spiced Beef


150/- each

Safari Larder Sharing plate
Beetroot Houmous, Tzatziki, Smoked Eggplant and Marinated Olives with Crispbreads (V) 650/-
Freshly Made Soups     (Served with focaccia bread)
Butternut, Carrot & Ginger (V) 500/-
Zanzibari Chicken 550/-
Nyama Choma Skewers (GF)
Beef or chicken marinated in spices and coconut milk ready to cook 450/- for 3 pieces
Smoked Trout Pate 1,000/- for 10 pieces
Using local trout and for 3-4 to share. Comes with homemade crackers and bread 1,100/-

Main Meals

Traditional Kenyan Beef Stew

With ugali and chapatis




Meatballs Tagliatelle
In a rich tomato sauce with homemade pasta 1,250/-
Chicken Curry
In a coconut and cashew nut sauce with jeera rice and chapatti 1,200/-
Yellow Dhal (V)
Delicately spiced and finished with yoghurt and spinach 1,100/-
Bean Chilli (V)
Spicy Mexican-style chilli with red and black beans served with tortilla wraps  


Chickpea Tagine (V)
A Moroccan-style stew served with couscous 600/-


Chocolate Brownie

Gooey and rich with dark chocolate and macadamia nuts




Apple Pie Samosas

Crispy parcels filled with spiced apples and deep fried




Booking & Reservations Morani’s Restaurant at Ol Pejeta Conservancy Contact

Mobile: +254-721-242-711
WhatsApp: +254-721-242-711
Reservations: +254 718-179-967

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