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Laikipia

Laikipia is a vast plateau that stretches from the second highest snow-capped mountain in Africa that straddles the equator, Mt Kenya to the rim of the East African Great Rift Valley and the enthralling escarpment drops into the Northern Frontier District. This fabulous region is often described as the gateway to the Wild Northern frontier country of Kenya.

Laikipia renowned for its diverse large mammals that includes elephants, rhinos, grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, Lelwel hartebeest, wild dogs and large numbers of other Africa predators. Laikipia is home to the largest elephant populations in East Africa (over 3000) outside the Tsavo National Parks and is the only place to view the endangered Jackson's Hartebeest and Kenya's Black Rhino. Laikipia is increasingly being acknowledged as one of the most important areas for biodiversity in Kenya. Wildlife densities in the region and the Ewaso eco-system now rank second to the world famous Masai Mara Serengeti ecosystem, while the density for mammals is higher than anywhere else in Kenya. Laikipia diverse attractions entice the traveller to make a repeat visit - its wildlife, scenery, climate and people. The Kikuyu form 60% of the population with the balance composed of other ethnic communities including Mukogodo Masai, Borana, Kalenjin, Samburu, Meru and Somali.Laikipia,Kenya's premier safari destination,with practices at the forefront of conservation tourism.

A glimpse of Laikipia

  • Laikipia host seven heavily protected rhino sanctuaries which holds half of Kenya’s black rhino population.
  • Laikipia has a unique combination of dry and cool weather, climatic gradients being influenced by the presence of Mount Kenya (5,199 metres) and the Aberdare Ranges (3,999 metres).
  • World's only marathon run in a game park where the competitors run on dirt roads within the wildlife Conservancy. Annually held and offers grueling challenges as runners battle the high altitude (3000m) with one eye on the dirt road and the other on the spectator cheetah, rhino and elephant.

Highlights of Laikipia

  • Largest herds of elephants
  • Snow-capped splendour of Mt. Kenya
  • The Black Rhino
  • Other game includes lion, cheetah, wild dog, impala, gazelle, reticulated giraffe, Grevy's zebra and the elusive leopard.

Adventure and Pleasure of Laikipia

  • Wildlife related activities day and Day game drives
  • walking
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • mountain climbing,
  • mountain biking
  • Camel and horse riding and flying camp.

  • Lewa Wilderness
    Lewa Wilderness
    Wilderness Trails lodge is one of Kenya's oldest private safari experiences and for forty years guests have been coming to this remarkable region to be part of an adventure like no other. Sitting below Africa's second highest Mt.Kenya Lewa's plains and valleys are full of some of the most endangered animals on the globe and the sanctuary is delighted to be part of their survival.
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  • Loisaba Wilderness
    Loisaba Wilderness

    Loisaba Wilderness  private game ranch in Lakipia is exceptionally beautiful, it's abundant wildlife is truly wild and same size as the Ngorongoro Crater. Savannah plains that lie on the northern side of the plateau while towards the south the land breaks into valleys, cliffs and escarpments that frame awesome views up to the snows of Mt. Kenya.

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Sample Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Nairobi. Days 2 / 4: Shaba National Reserve. Days 5 / 7: Laikipia Wildlife Conservancy. Days 8 /10: Masai Mara. Day 11: Home bound Flight via Nairobi

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Suggested Itineraries

  • Adventure and Relaxation Safari
    Adventure and Relaxation Safari
    Adventure and Relaxation Safari an exclusive itinerary that allows for you up close experience with African wildlife in Kenya, with the option to Lake Victoria.
    Arrival at JKIA Kenya’s you will be transferred to one of the most famous hotel - and of course the oldest - The Norfolk a calm oasis in the city. The Norfolk has served those passing through on business, or at the start or end of a Kenyan safari adventure.
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  • Big Five Kenya Safari
    Big 5 Kenya Safari
    On arrival in Nairobi is Kenya’s capital city you will be met by our Tuzurusafaris representative who will take you to your hotel. This vibrant and colourful city has many places of cultural interest to visit such as the bomas of Kenya or Nairobi National museum and excellent restaurants as well as shopping malls to enjoy.
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  • Laikipia Shaba Masai Mara Honeymoon
    Laikipia Shaba Masai Mara Honeymoon
    Masai Mara Laikipia Shaba honeymoon is a journey to magical regions where nature is unspoiled and starkly African wilderness. African honeymoon is beyond imagination a candlelit romantic dinner for two, served in total seclusion, right in the heart of the African wilderness. The night sound of Africa - a barking jackal could be a trumpeting elephant..
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  • Luxury Honeymoon Kenya
    Luxury Honeymoon Kenya
    Luxury Honeymoon in Kenya features the complete wilderness of Meru Laikipia & Mara guarantees a unique experience with memories to last a lifetime. 
    On arrival at Nairobi Airport you will be transferred to you city hotel depending on your arrival time. Wake up to the sounds and rhythm of Africa and after a hearty breakfast you can experience a delightful morning at the Karen Blixen Museum...
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  • Luxury Wilderness Safari
    Luxury Wilderness Safari
    Luxury Wilderness Safari for the discerning Traveller with a mission to discover more in the heartbeat of Africa large carnivores and huge herbivores. In 2 AD Ptolemy, the Greek philosopher wrote about of the mysterious lands to the south of Somali that contained Man eating barbarians and Great snow capped mountain.
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Accommodation

  • Borana Lodge
    Borana Lodge
    Borana Lodge takes its name from the native Boran cattle farmed on these arid grasslands. The ranch sits within a vast conservation area to preserve the natural environment and to promote social economic improvements in the area. It enjoys an idyllic setting, 17 miles north of the equator and 6,000 feet above sea level and the nights are cool.
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  • Ekorian’s Mugie Camp
    Ekorian’s Mugie Camp
    Ekorian’s Mugie Camp (named after the Olive tree in the Turkana language) is found on the Mugie Ranch which has is 46,000 acres but 22,000 acres has been set aside to create Mugie Sanctuary. Mugie Sanctuary near Mugie Dam is located at the northern end of the Laikipia Plateau near Mount Kenya where opportunities for wildlife viewing and bird watching are abundant.
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  • Lemarti's Camp
    Lemarti's Camp
    Lemarti's Camp is found in the most scenically beautiful semi-arid northern Kenya called Laikipia and is one of the last outpost of the scarcely discovered diverse African wilderness. The areas command views of the vast remote wild lands, impressive landscapes, nomadic pastoralist people and wildlife that coexist in harmony in these fragile ecosystems.
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  • Sirikoi Lodge
    Sirikoi Lodge
    Sirikoi Lodge, a small handsome lodge built on private land and secluded by the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. Nestled under the shade of an acacia and overlooks a waterhole on the slopes of Kenya highest Mount the Mount Kenya, Sirikoi has some of the best game viewing in East Africa. Evening sundowners with amazing views of the sky touching heights of the far mountain ranges, delicious meals served
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  • The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille
    The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille
    The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille is found on fragile semi-arid lands of northern Kenya. It is a partnership between private investors, conservation organizations and the neighbouring Maasai and Samburu communities incorporating luxury travel and social economic development with ambitious conservation involving the local community...
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Bush Homes

  • Laragai House
    Laragai House
    Laragai House sitting on the edge of a plateau, eight Kilometres from the Borana Lodge is Laragai. Originally built as a country retreat by Lords Valentine and Michael Cecil, Laragai offers unparalleled seclusion and comfort in a breathtaking setting. The views from Laragai are exceptional - Lolokwe and Wamba Mountains dominate the far horizons to the north and Mount Kenya looms out of the clouds to the south..
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  • Loisaba Cottage
    Loisaba Cottage
    Loisaba Cottage is approximately 9kms from the main lodge. It is set back from the escarpment in beautifully landscaped gardens with a private swimming pool.
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  • Loisaba Private House
    Loisaba Private House
    A truly exclusive, self-contained private house built on the edge of the escarpment entirely from local stone and thatch. The location and architecture of the house are breathtaking, as are the furnishings, most of which have been designed and made at Loisaba. The house has its own staff, cliff-top swimming pool, bar and dining room.
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