Between scenic Mount Kenya (the second highest peak in Africa) and the northern deserts, Laikipia high rangelands spread out between north-flowing streams and rivers, which flow throughout most of the year into the Ewaso Nyiro, northern Kenya’s greatest river.  The region is increasingly recognized as one of Kenya’s best safari regions.


Stretching from the slopes of Mount Kenya to the rim of the Great Rift Valley, the Laikipia Plateau is an untouched natural haven where abundant wildlife wanders through spectacular scenery.  





Much of Laikipia is comprised of privately owned farms and ranches that have been combined by local communities to create vast conservancies, with free-ranging wildlife including elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo and abundant plains game. Laikipia supports the second highest density of wildlife in Kenya, and is the only place in Africa where wildlife and habitat numbers are on the increase.



Lewa Wildlife Conservancy - one of the most popular safari destinations for celebrities, conservationists, writers, photographers.  It has drawn big media attention from the stories of Royal romance and fairtales of engagement of Prince William and Kate Middleton. 




Why Visit?

- Home to more than half of Kenya’s 600-odd black rhino; The ‘Big Five’ - elephant, buffalo, rhino, lion and leopard are all in residence


- Residential Gravy's zebra, rara Beisa Oryx, and many birdlife can be spotted


- Visitors can enjoy nature walks with armed trackers and guides, horseback and unique camel safaris


- Perfect climate – located on the equator and its altitude on Kenya’s in land plains yields sunny and warm days and refreshing cool nights

When to go?

All year round except rainy season (Apr-May)