Laikipia

Located in central Kenya, Lakipia is a vast plateau of valleys and crags with an area of around 8000km2. Nested between the foothills of Mount Kenya and the arid deserts of the north, the area is bisected by the flowing Ewaso Nyiro and Ewaso Narok Rivers and their tributaries. The vastness of Lakipia is all encompassing and it is impossible not to get lost in its untouched splendor.

Most of Lakipia has been converted to wildlife conservancies that are run as a partnership between private owners and local communities, and it is for this reason that the area has gained recognition as being on the forefront of sustainable tourism models. After the economic viability of wildlife tourism over cattle farming became apparent in the early 1990, the area became renowned for innovative conservation projects and is the only area in East Africa where wildlife numbers are actually increasing.

Home to over 50% of Kenya’s endangered white and black rhino population; Lakipia also has one of the largest elephant populations in Africa. The rare Grevy’s Zebra calls the region home along with other fascinating dry land species such as the gerenuk, the Somali Ostrich and the reticulated giraffe. A thriving predator population of lions, leopards, wild dogs and cheetahs keep tabs on the herbivores and are frequent sightings in the region. Unsurprisingly, only the Masai Mara surpasses the game viewing experience at Lakipia.

The accommodation in Lakipia consists of superb boutique camps and lodges that espouse eco-tourism principles such as running off solar energy and empowering the community by employing local staff who lease the land to them. The lodges are luxurious and intimate and offer a wide range of activities that the National Parks do not. These include mountain biking, bush walks, camel trekking and horse riding. The exclusivity and Lakipia provides the perfect place to escape the masses and to truly immerse yourself in majestic Africa.

 

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Lewa Safari Camp

Lewa Safari Camp

Lose your heart to an African Sunrise! With Majestic views of Mt. Kenya to the south and the expansive arid lowlands to the north, Lewa Safari Camp is a spectacular venue. Situated in the perfect location within Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Lewa Safari Camp offers outstanding game viewing and unparalleled accommodations. Perfectly positioned for a memorable, out of Africa, break away.

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Kicheche Laikipia Camp

Kicheche Laikipia Camp

Located in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, this camp is true paradise and has been nominated for the 2014 Safari Awards! The Kicheche Laikipia Camp is small but luxurious where it nestles in the rich shadow of Mount Kenya and overlooks a large waterhole at the foot of an indigenous jungle. Numbers of visitors here are strictly limited and offers exclusivity, privacy and unparalleled game viewing in a remote and game rich environment.

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Ol Pejeta Bush Camp

Ol Pejeta Bush Camp

Ol Pejeta Bush Camp is positioned between the foot hills of the Aberdares and Mount Kenya. Unforgettable wildlife viewing and a fantastic array of activities are on offer with the added benefit that your stay is not marred by other vehicles. If you’ve always wanted to go on a real safari, then this is the camp with the style and ambiance for you.

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Loisaba Lodge

Loisaba Lodge

Experience the serenity and beauty of the African bush. Loisaba Wilderness is situated in an area of outstanding beauty. The abundant wildlife in the plains makes for an incredible African experience. The impressive uninterrupted views and the exquisite accommodation make time spent at Loisaba feast for the senses. Loisaba’s wildlife is prolific, wild and abundant. Big game such as elephant, buffalo, zebra and greater kudu are found in abundance. The area is also rapidly gaining a reputation for exceptional big cat sightings and the endangered wild dog. Wonderful accommodation combined with abundant game ensures that Loisaba is the perfect African getaway.

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Borana Ranch & Safari Lodge

Borana Ranch and Safari Lodge

A panorama of mountains with the snow-tipped peaks and glaciers of Mount Kenya to the south and desert to the north, provide an idyllic backdrop for your holiday at Borana. A family home for three generations, Borana takes its name from the native Boran cattle farmed on these arid grasslands. To visit Borana is to fall in love with the wild and soul-enriching isolation of ancient Africa.

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