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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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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.
SAUSAGE TREE CAMP in LOWER ZAMBEZI

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$5,740 - US$9,590 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, with action-packed activities in Laikipia and wildlife-filled game drives in the Maasai Mara, offers a consistently high-quality experience.

US$8,690 - US$12,460 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$5,460 - US$9,020 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$4,870 - US$6,660 per person

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African Finfoot Fly-in Safari

7 days • 3 locations
NAIROBI AIRPORT TO NAIROBI AIRPORT

After a unique start in Nairobi National Park, classic, luxurious camps combine for a high-end and exclusive safari in fantastic wildlife destinations.

US$8,840 - US$15,290 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 relatively quiet game-viewing within Laikipia and the Mara ecosystem. Situated on private conservancies, both Lewa Wilderness and Naboisho offer the chance to sight all of the "Big 5" and to enjoy a range of safari activities.

US$6,950 - US$12,190 per person

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Rothschild Giraffe Safari

8 days • 3 locations
NAIROBI AIRPORT TO NAIROBI AIRPORT

A example of 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$9,930 - US$15,300 per person

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Greater Kudu Fly-In Safari

7 days • 2 locations
NAIROBI AIRPORT TO NAIROBI AIRPORT

Experience a truly authentic bush experience on this safari 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$6,400 - US$8,010 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.


98% (48 reviews)
Laikipia Wilderness

Laikipia Wilderness

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


95% (22 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% (16 reviews)
El Karama Lodge

El Karama 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)
Lewa Wilderness

Lewa Wilderness

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


97% (12 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.


96% (10 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.


98% (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.


98% (9 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% (4 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)
Solio Lodge

Solio Lodge

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


100% (5 reviews)
Lewa House

Lewa House

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


100% (4 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% (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)
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% (2 reviews)
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% (2 reviews)
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.


100% (1 review)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.


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.


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