Nestled deep in the centre of Kenya, the Laikipia Plateau is an unspoiled region known for its awe-inspiring scenery and abundant wildlife. Situated north of Mount Kenya and easily reached from Nairobi, Laikipia is characterised by vast grassy plains, dramatic escarpments, and lush riverine forests lining the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River. Accommodation options range from luxurious lodges to rustic but well-quipped safari camps.
The region has several independent and community-run wildlife parks, many of which have a strong emphasis on sustainability. Laikipia ranks second only to the Masai Mara in terms of wildlife density and is home to more endangered species than anywhere else in East Africa, notably the black rhino. As well as the Big Five - lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, and buffalo - expect to spot giraffes, impalas, oryx, and wild dogs.
Immerse yourself in the culture of Laikipia by engaging with local communities, such as the Samburu and Maasai. Learn about their traditions, artistry and way of life through visits to tribal villages, watching traditional dances, and shopping for unique handicrafts.