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experience authentic safaris in a remote region of semi-arid plains and forested hills

With a wildlife density second only to the Masai Mara, the Laikipia Plateau is fast becoming one of Kenya’s most popular safari destinations. Set within a remote region of semi-arid plains and forested hills, visitors can enjoy a truly authentic wildlife experience.

Laikipia’s little-known wilderness offers seriously impressive wildlife encounters, with more endangered species found here than anywhere else in the country. These include healthy populations of African wild dog, Grevy’s zebra and about half of Kenya’s remaining black rhinos. On top of this, the region has a thriving population of lion, leopard, elephant and cheetah, who coexist alongside more unusual northern species such as the reticulated giraffe and Besia oryx.

Laikipia is occupied by a number of incredible wildlife conservancies and luxury lodges devoted to wildlife conservation. As a guest you will get a chance to learn about past and ongoing projects, as well as enjoying exclusive game viewing in scenic settings.

The Lewa Conservancy is one of the oldest and finest conservancies in Laikipia and is renowned for its conservation efforts. Here you will find a range of environments from woodland to savannah, home to a variety of animals including large numbers of black and white rhino. Those who like to keep active may want to take part in the annual Lewa Marathan, a fantastic run through the conservancy in June.

Laikipia is renowned for the variety of safari experiences on offer, with fantastic options to suit every inclination. Whether you want to take a camel ride across the plains, track elephants on foot or saddle up for an incredible horse riding safari, there is a wilderness experience for everyone.

Enjoy all of this and more with a luxury tailor-made holiday to Laikipia.


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