The Laikipia plateau in central Kenya is the last stronghold of romantic East Africa: vast open ranches, shadowed by snow-capped Mount Kenya, home to ethnically diverse communities including the Mukogodo Maasai and Samburu. These indigenous tribespeople have joined together in partnership with the settlers and ranchers to create a conservation and wildlife haven that spans two million acres (800,000 hectares) of wild savannah.

Fed by the Ewaso Nyiro and Ewaso Narok rivers, Laikipia's abundant plains have long nurtured exceptional diversity, with traditional resources still very much the mainstay of the community: from wheat and livestock ranching to wildlife conservation and now tourism.

Diversity is the key to Laikipia's attraction as a tourist destination - there is something for everyone. From wildlife conservation, activity holidays, to simply retreating from the world, it's all here. The "Big 5" are often seen (rhino, elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo) and the district is home to more endangered mammals than anywhere else in Kenya, protecting half of Kenya's black rhino in the Solio, Lewa, Ol Jogi, Ol Pejeta and Ol Ari Nyiro Sanctuaries. Laikipia also boasts the biggest herds of elephant (over 3200 at last count) outside the Tsavo National Parks and is the only place to view the endangered Jackson's Hartebeest.
Wild dog, leopard, lion, cheetah and other predators hunt the plentiful plains game: impala, gazelle, reticulated giraffe, Grevy's zebra, Somali ostrich, Beisa oryx (endemic to the north of Kenya) and gerenuk.

MasaiMara Tsavo Laikipia Naivasha Mt.Kenya Coast Nairobi Tanzania Zanzibar
Cottars Camp Finch Hattons Borana lodge Kiangazi Mukima Farm Jahazi House House of Wayne Jongomero Palms
Elephant pepper camp Kilalinda Ol Malo House Chui Lodge Elsa's Kopje Kizingoni Palacina Kleins Camp Serenna Inn
Governors' Ilmoran Camp Ol Donyo Wuas Sabuk Loldia House Ol-lentille Kiwayu Village   Ngorongoro Zanzibar Baranza
Leleshwa Tortillis Tented Camp Lewa Wilderness Shompole   The Sands At Nomad   Selous Zanzibar
Mara Explorer Tented Camp   Joy's Camp     Manda Bay   Ngorongoro Manor  
Mara Timbo         Lion in the Sun   Singita Sabora  
Ol Seki Mara Camp         Mzima House   Tanzania  
Richard's Camp         Al Hamra      


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