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Laikipia
Laikipia
Laikipia

Spotting radar-eared, fine-striped Grevy’s zebras...

...or wild dogs is almost a certainty.

Experienced riders can also do game-watching rides...

Laikipia

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View pictures from the Laikipia


Reticulated giraffe on El Karama Ranch, with Mount Kenya rising behind.
The Laikipia region is great for families, and particularly good if you like being outdoors.
Bush walks are invariably conducted with armed guides, as here on El Karama.
Parts of the region are remote and little visited, as here on the Ewaso Narok at Sosian.
Other conservancies, such as Ol Pejeta feel more managed, but have great wildlife.
Laikipia is renowned for its rare species breeding programmes – notably black rhinos.
Magnificent greater kudu are a regular sight in many areas.
Laikipia offers good chances to see wild dogs - this pack  was tracked at Sosian.
Big cats are not seen as often as in some parts of Kenya, but sightings are still common…
…occasionally in unlikely places (cheetah orphans are often raised by residents).
The smaller wildlife is much in evidence all across the region. Jackals are common…
…hyraxes seen at many lodges…
…and fascinating chameleons always around, especially in the forested, higher areas.
Birdlife is, as ever, a treat. Whether watching a semi-tame Von der Decken's hornbill…
…a pair of very dark-looking grey-capped social weavers…
…and their shaggy nests…
…or a sooty falcon (or is it?), birdwatchers will love Laikipia.
Laikipia safaris often start with a flight to Nanyuki's little airport…
…which has the best café in the region in the shape of Barney's.
Transfers to some lodges are by a further light aircraft charter flight, and to others by road…
…and Laikipia usually throws up some surprises en route.
When you reach your lodge, there may be a choice of whether to sleep out in a star bed…
…or to simply relax into what are often exceptionally beautiful surroundings.
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Reticulated giraffe on El Karama Ranch, with Mount Kenya rising behind.
Reticulated giraffe on El Karama Ranch, with Mount Kenya rising behind.
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The Laikipia region is great for families, and particularly good if you like being outdoors.
The Laikipia region is great for families, and particularly good if you like being outdoors.
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Bush walks are invariably conducted with armed guides, as here on El Karama.
Bush walks are invariably conducted with armed guides, as here on El Karama.
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Parts of the region are remote and little visited, as here on the Ewaso Narok at Sosian.
Parts of the region are remote and little visited, as here on the Ewaso Narok at Sosian.
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Other conservancies, such as Ol Pejeta feel more managed, but have great wildlife.
Other conservancies, such as Ol Pejeta feel more managed, but have great wildlife.
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Laikipia is renowned for its rare species breeding programmes – notably black rhinos.
Laikipia is renowned for its rare species breeding programmes – notably black rhinos.
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Magnificent greater kudu are a regular sight in many areas.
Magnificent greater kudu are a regular sight in many areas.
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Laikipia offers good chances to see wild dogs - this pack  was tracked at Sosian.
Laikipia offers good chances to see wild dogs - this pack was tracked at Sosian.
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Big cats are not seen as often as in some parts of Kenya, but sightings are still common…
Big cats are not seen as often as in some parts of Kenya, but sightings are still common…
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…occasionally in unlikely places (cheetah orphans are often raised by residents).
…occasionally in unlikely places (cheetah orphans are often raised by residents).
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The smaller wildlife is much in evidence all across the region. Jackals are common…
The smaller wildlife is much in evidence all across the region. Jackals are common…
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…hyraxes seen at many lodges…
…hyraxes seen at many lodges…
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…and fascinating chameleons always around, especially in the forested, higher areas.
…and fascinating chameleons always around, especially in the forested, higher areas.
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Birdlife is, as ever, a treat. Whether watching a semi-tame Von der Decken's hornbill…
Birdlife is, as ever, a treat. Whether watching a semi-tame Von der Decken's hornbill…
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…a pair of very dark-looking grey-capped social weavers…
…a pair of very dark-looking grey-capped social weavers…
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…and their shaggy nests…
…and their shaggy nests…
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…or a sooty falcon (or is it?), birdwatchers will love Laikipia.
…or a sooty falcon (or is it?), birdwatchers will love Laikipia.
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Laikipia safaris often start with a flight to Nanyuki's little airport…
Laikipia safaris often start with a flight to Nanyuki's little airport…
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…which has the best café in the region in the shape of Barney's.
…which has the best café in the region in the shape of Barney's.
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Transfers to some lodges are by a further light aircraft charter flight, and to others by road…
Transfers to some lodges are by a further light aircraft charter flight, and to others by road…
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…and Laikipia usually throws up some surprises en route.
…and Laikipia usually throws up some surprises en route.
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When you reach your lodge, there may be a choice of whether to sleep out in a star bed…
When you reach your lodge, there may be a choice of whether to sleep out in a star bed…
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…or to simply relax into what are often exceptionally beautiful surroundings.
…or to simply relax into what are often exceptionally beautiful surroundings.

Safaris visiting Laikipia

Just ideas, we'll always tailor-make a trip for you


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Hamerkop Fly-In Safari

8 days • 2 locations
NAIROBI AIRPORT TO NAIROBI AIRPORT

Different wildlife, contrasting camps and a whole host of activities, this is a safari for those wanting to get out and about and not just sit in a vehicle.

US$5,500 - US$8,280 per person

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Golden Jackal Fly-in Safari

8 days • 2 locations
NAIROBI AIRPORT TO NAIROBI AIRPORT

A contrasting safari of a lodge and a tented camp, action-packed activities in Laikipia and wildlife-filled game drives in the Maasai Mara, yet overall a consistently high quality experience.

US$8,050 - US$10,300 per person

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Big Cat Fly-in Safari

8 days • 2 locations
NAIROBI AIRPORT TO NAIROBI AIRPORT

Combining two of Kenya’s best wildlife viewing areas, this slow-paced safari to the Lewa Conservancy and Maasai Mara guarantees iconic wildlife. The long established, well-rated camps are great value too.

US$5,060 - US$7,460 per person

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Purple Grenadier Fly-In Safari

6 days • 2 locations
NAIROBI AIRPORT TO NAIROBI AIRPORT

Fantastic guiding from intimate, well-run mid-range tented camps, in superb conservancy locations: this safari is all about making the most of the incredible wildlife in Laikipia and the Maasai Mara.

US$5,680 - US$6,750 per person

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African Finfoot Fly-in Safari

7 days • 3 locations
NAIROBI AIRPORT TO NAIROBI AIRPORT

A unique start to the safari in Nairobi National Park, then classic, luxurious camps combine for a high end and exclusive safari in fantastic wildlife destinations.

US$8,180 - US$12,640 per person

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African Hawk-Eagle Fly-in Safari

7 days • 2 locations
NAIROBI AIRPORT TO NAIROBI AIRPORT

Two luxurious camps provide quieter game-viewing within Laikipia and the Mara ecosystem. Situated on private conservancies, Lewa Wilderness and Naboisho offer the chance to sight all of the ‘big 5’ and enjoy a range of safari activities.

US$6,440 - US$10,070 per person

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Rothschild Giraffe Safari

8 days • 3 locations
NAIROBI AIRPORT TO NAIROBI AIRPORT

A luxury Kenyan safari, starting at the iconic Giraffe Manor before fabulous stays on the spectacular Solio Reserve and Sala’s Camp in a remote corner of the Maasai Mara.

US$9,200 - US$12,650 per person

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Greater Kudu Fly-In Safari

7 days • 2 locations
NAIROBI AIRPORT TO NAIROBI AIRPORT

On this safari you experience a truly authentic bush experience, at two classic tented camps in Laikipia and the Maasai Mara. These are some of the best places to spot wild dogs and big cats.

US$6,370 - US$7,140 per person

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Where to stay in Laikipia

Our suggestions for safari camps in Laikipia


Kicheche Laikipia

Kicheche Laikipia

Kicheche Laikipia is the most luxurious tented camp of the handful of places to stay in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in central Laikipia.


99% (39 reviews)
Laikipia Wilderness

Laikipia Wilderness

Laikipia Wilderness is a rustic owner-managed bush camp, in excellent wild dog territory, offering outstanding guiding.


95% (16 reviews)
El Karama Eco-Lodge

El Karama Eco-Lodge

El Karama is a comfortably rustic, very personal, riverside eco-lodge on a game-rich private ranch in Laikipia, an hour’s drive north of Nanyuki airport.


99% (14 reviews)
Sosian

Sosian

Sosian Lode is a distinctive, estancia-style ranch house on a former cattle ranch, with great opportunities for riding, relaxing and seeing wild dogs and other savannah wildlife.


100% (12 reviews)
Lewa Wilderness

Lewa Wilderness

Lewa Wilderness is a comfortable, fenced safari lodge with nine cottages, great views and a huge range of activities.


96% (10 reviews)
Ol Pejeta Bush Camp

Ol Pejeta Bush Camp

Ol Pejeta Bush Camp is a simple camp, with comfortable tents, delivering an authentic wilderness experience backed up by good food and guiding.


100% (6 reviews)
Lewa Safari Camp

Lewa Safari Camp

Lewa Safari Camp is a comfortable and homely tented lodge, located in the Lewa Conservancy and offering a relatively exclusive safari away from mass tourism.


100% (5 reviews)
Borana

Borana

Borana is a comfortable and striking lodge on the Borana Conservancy in eastern Laikipia, offering pleasant accommodation with good food and service and a very wide range of activities.


92% (5 reviews)
Il Ngwesi Eco-Lodge

Il Ngwesi Eco-Lodge

The community-owned Il Ngwesi Eco-Lodge sits atop a small hill in the remote Il Ngwesi Group Ranch, a two-hour drive north of Lewa Conservancy in north-eastern Laikipia.


100% (5 reviews)
Porini Rhino Camp

Porini Rhino Camp

Porini Rhino Camp is a small, simple, well established tented camp, with a keen focus on sustainable and low-impact tourism.


100% (5 reviews)
Tassia Lodge

Tassia Lodge

Tassia offers a unique wilderness experience in a remote location: come here for cultural interaction, stunning views and something a bit different.


100% (4 reviews)
Lewa House

Lewa House

Lewa House is a boutique safari lodge on a farm on the Lewa Conservancy, north of Mount Kenya


100% (3 reviews)
Solio Lodge

Solio Lodge

Solio Lodge is an exclusive and luxurious bush lodge set in the private Solio Game Ranch in southern Laikipia.


100% (3 reviews)
Sirikoi

Sirikoi

Sirikoi is a small, very high-quality safari camp with excellent service and food and a wide selection of activities.


100% (2 reviews)
Karisia Walking Safaris

Karisia Walking Safaris

Karisia Walking Safaris operates camel assisted, multi-day walking safaris from its main camp, Tumaren, set in a remote part of Laikipia.


100% (1 review)
Sweetwaters Serena Camp

Sweetwaters Serena

Sweetwaters Serena is a large, older tented camp – the largest camp in the Laikipia region – in the eastern part of the Ol Pejeta Conservancy.


100% (1 review)
Kifaru House

Kifaru House

Kifaru House is a small, stylish safari lodge in the Lewa Conservancy, with beautiful views across the landscape.


100% (1 review)
Loisaba Tented Camp

Loisaba Tented Camp

Loisaba Tented Camp is a luxury safari base of tented rooms, ranged along a ridge in the Loisaba Conservancy, facing Mount Kenya. The camp was completely rebuilt in 2016.


100% (1 review)
Sandai

Sandai

Sandai is a pretty, owner-run homestay, set between the Aberdare Range and Mount Kenya, offering a range of activities at extra cost.


100% (1 review)
Loisaba Star Beds

Loisaba Star Beds

Loisaba Starbeds is a simple camp of 4 rooms with pull-out, open-air 'star beds', located near a dam in the Loisaba Conservancy, in northwestern Laikipia.


100% (1 review)
Sabuk Lodge

Sabuk Lodge

Sabuk Lodge is a charismatic and remote lodge in western Laikipia on the high, rocky banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River.


No reviews yet
The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille

Sanctuary at Ol Lentille

The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille is an unusual safari lodge in northern Laikipia, consisting of three exclusive villas, and offering a huge range of activities.


No reviews yet
Thomson's Falls Lodge

Thomsons Falls Lodge

Thomsons Falls Lodge is a simple hotel dating back to the colonial era above the falls of the same name, just outside the western Laikipia town of Nyahururu.


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