The high plains of the Laikipia plateau offer a safari experience with a difference combined with a community and conservation dimension quite unlike anywhere else in Kenya. Covering an expanse of over two million acres between Mount Kenya and the Rift Valley, the majority of Laikipia’s private ranches have turned their attentions to conservation in a remarkable way, allowing a wilderness experience where big game is uninhibited by man-made barriers, and passionate efforts are made to preserve endangered species such as the white rhino.
Fewer predators roam these plains and so, in addition to the classic safari pursuits of game drives and bush walks, safari enthusiasts can immerse themselves in Laikipia’s wildlife-rich landscape by a variety of different means – on horseback for example, by mountain bike or even on a camel safari. For a different perspective entirely, take to the air on a helicopter flight over endless wilderness, and Lake Turkana with its resident flamingos.
Safari lodges and camps on the Laikipia plateau are memorable and diverse. The Loisaba conservancy is named after a constellation, hinting at the splendour of the night skies. These can be enjoyed from the supreme comfort of the Loisaba Tented Camp, Lodo Springs or the impossibly-romantic Loisaba Star Beds, where your four-poster bed is rolled out on to the terrace for a night under the stars like no other.
The Lewa Conservancy recalls the golden age of safari in Kenya, with lodges, camps and activities perfect for families as well as a highly acclaimed rhino conservation programme. Equestrians, meanwhile, will delight in the adventures at Ol Malo with its world class riding, romantic lodge and the opportunity to spend a night in the leopard hide. For complete independence, our specialist has hand-picked a range of fully-staffed private houses in Laikipia’s Borana Conservancy, where private chefs and safari guides are entirely dedicated to the interests and needs of your family or friends.
Set on the cliffs in the Northern Laikipia Province, on a 5,000 acre family-run ranch, this remote four bedroom lodge offers some of the best game walks, camel safaris and riding experiences in the region.
Enjoy three different experiences in this ten-day itinerary that includes a flight to the Chyulu Hills with Mount Kilimanjaro as your backdrop, an outstanding safari in the Masai Mara, and a private ranch in Laikipia.
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