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Laikipia

Kenya

Overview

If you’re looking for a slightly slower paced safari, we recommend Laikipia. It’s a vast patchwork of private ranches, wildlife conservancies and small farms which encompasses the entire area north of Nanyuki to Isiolo.

The setting, against the backdrop of Mount Kenya, is absolutely lovely. And the landscape, a riot of acacia-decked hills and dramatic gorges, is truly mesmerising. Aside from game viewing, there are lots of activities to try including horse riding, archery, mountain biking – and even camel trekking. 

Places to stay

  • Segera

    Laikipia

    If you’ve ever fancied travelling like royalty, here’s your chance to try. This lavish lodge springs up out of nowhere: barren...

  • Sirikoi

    Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

    At Sirikoi, you really get the feeling it’s a light footprint camp – ask to see their Shamba vegetable garden...

  • The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille

    Laikipia

    If climbing the steps to and from Ol Lentille’s gorgeous houses doesn’t take your breath away, the views from the...

  • Loisaba Tented Camp & Starbeds

    Laikipia

    We are excited by Loisaba Tented Camp, and not just because of the views across Laikipia towards Mount Kenya. The large...

How

We recommend flying into Nairobi, a transfer to Wilson airport then a flight to the local airstrip. A great twin centre with the Masai Mara.

When

Laikipia has a pleasant climate year round. January to March are warm and dry, with the rain coming in April & May. July to September is prime time for game viewing as it’s dry, the bush is less dense and animals are attracted to watering holes and rivers. From October onwards, it’s quieter and less crowded – expect occasional short showers, mainly in the afternoon.

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