The Laikipia and Lewa regions lie to the north of Mount Kenya and offer visitors diverse habitats and an exciting range of bush activities – everything from camel treks to cultural visits, and mountain biking to micro-flights. About the size of Wales, the Laikipia Plateau is an area of sweeping plains and rugged gorges, beautiful country where thorny acacias and wild palms mingle with candelabra trees and gigantic rocky kopjes. Privately owned, this former ranch land is now devoted to game sanctuaries. Visitors have individually prepared schedules of walks, drives, picnics and, depending on the lodge, fishing, horse-riding, and camel treks.
Laikipia is home to about 10% of the total Wild dog (aka Painted wolf) population, estimated at about 5,000. Now listed as Endangered, the Wild dog is susceptible to diseases found in domestic dogs, and has been persecuted by humans for many years. Sosian is the lodge to visit for Wild dog, as they work closely with the Laikipia Predator Project, which monitors and collects data in order to protect Wild dog and African lion.
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
South of Laikipia, the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy has become a model for wildlife conservation on private land. Comprising open savannah, acacia forest, rocky gorges and ravines, mountain forest and swamplands, Lewa is home to an equally rich diversity of wildlife and over 450 bird species. Its resident mammals include the reclusive, aquatic Sitatunga. It is also home to a fifth of the remaining Grevy’s zebra popluation and increasing numbers of Reticulated giraffe, as well as the Critically Enangered Black rhinoceros.
Lewa offers a smorgasbord of activities: game drives, night drives, guided bushwalks, visits to prehistoric sites, treasure hunts for children, bush breakfasts and dinners, cultural visits, Lion tracking, helicopter trips and horse-riding, fishing and mountain biking nearby.
- Amboseli for its magical landscapes and excellent wildlife sightings including an abundance of Elephants
- Lewa, where you have the strongest chance in Kenya to seek Black rhino
- Masai Mara, one of the world's premier wildlife-watching destinations
- Luxurious Accommodation
- Safari without the crowds
- 3 magnificent areas of Kenya
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Kicheche Laikipia Camp is intimate tented camp in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, on the equator in northern Kenya. Run by a highly experienced team, including managers Andy and Sonja Webb, you will find a variety of excellent game activities without the crowds, delicious meals, expansive hospitality and a real commitment to helping you make the most of your stay.AccommodationSix custom-made, luxury te...
Lewa Wilderness Trails offers one of Kenya’s most established private safari experiences, with guests enjoying outstanding hospitality in this remarkable, less visited region, for over forty years.Accommodation Staying in one of the nine comfortable stone and thatch cottages at Lewa Wilderness Trails is like receiving a personal invitation to the Craig family home. Will and Emma Craig have b...
Liosaba Conservancy is astoundingly beautiful, stretching over 56,000 acres in Laikipia, Northern Kenya. Elegantly designed and unbeatably comfortable, Loisaba Tented Camp has been re-built for 2016 following a bushfire. Perched high on the edge of the a 500ft escarpment, this luxurious new tented camp boasts breathtaking vistas overlooking the conservancy and snowcapped Mount Kenya. The staggerin...
Ol Malo is an exclusive, family owned and managed lodge in a magnificent location on the edge of the Laikipia Plateau in northern Kenya. It is set in the contours of the rocky escarpment, architecture in harmony with its natural setting.AccommodationThe four enormous thatched cottages are set along the cliff edge. Constructed from stone and old olive wood, they have vast picture windows offering ...
Sabuk Lodge is a small lodge in the remote northern Laikipia, in northern Kenya. It stands on a cliff above the Ewaso Nyiro River, whose waters flow through the gorge below. Sabuk is now run and managed by one of its owners, veteran safari guide, Verity Williams, who has been operating luxury camping safaris for over 20 years throughout Kenya. Her hospitality, complemented by her trusted team of M...
Sirikoi offers unparalleled hospitality in breathtaking surroundings, and is one of the outstanding lodges of Kenya. With free-range chickens and an organic garden providing a bounty of produce and blooms, hosts and owners Willie and Sue Roberts have created an oasis of peace and plenty at Sirikoi.AccommodationSet under a grove of acacias, the elegant thatched dining area, with open log fires and ...
Sosians seven cottages are built around the original ranch house, with its pool, billiards room and tennis court. The owners have deep roots in Laikipia and their lodge links a real bush home atmosphere with inspired guiding. You can experience the bush on game drives or camel rides, and Sosian has horses for riders of all levels. You can also join in on ranch activities and observe the practic...
The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille is situated at one of the highest points of northern Laikipia at over 6,000 feet and offers the luxuries of just four fully-staffed stunning houses of different sizes in a 40,000 acre private conservancy. Guests experience fully staffed, private houses, exceptional hosting and varied activities and have over 40,000 acres to discover all to yourself in this stunning par...
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