This spectacular region is considered the gateway to Kenya’s wild northern frontier country. Wild and sparsely populated, expect rolling landscape, river gorges, granite kopjes and abundant wildlife. It’s a vast region known as the Laikipia plateau and is located northwest of Mount Kenya. The total area is roughly the size of Wales. There are well-watered central highlands to the south and semi-arid steppes of Samburu to the north. Wildlife population densities are second only to the Masai Mara ecosystem, which makes it a hugely important area for sustaining biodiversity and ecotourism.
Laikipia is a great safari destination, off the beaten track with some great owner and community run lodges and private game conservancies. The space, seclusion and privacy of these game sanctuaries give you the total unrestricted freedom to explore and enjoy the wilderness. Many of these reserves and ranches incorporate a range of varied habitats and as a result, an equally diverse range of species can be found.
For guests visiting this region, there is a total freedom to discover the wildlife how and when you want. Laikipia’s ranches specialise in offering a diverse range of game viewing opportunities, including game drives night game drives, guided walking, bird walks, camel and horseback game viewing, and more.