Laikipia is a vast plateau, part of the Ewaso ecosystem and is situated on the Equator . It is a wilderness to the North-west of Mount Kenya straddling the equator at the heart of Kenya’s Rift Valley. Laikipia has the highest density of large mammals compared other game reserves in the country.

The plateau stretches from the Second highest mountain in Africa snow-capped Mt Kenya to the rim of the East African Great Rift Valley, the enthralling escarpment drops into the Northern Frontier District.
This fabulous region is often described as the gateway to The Wild Northern frontier country of Kenya. Laikipia home to the largest elephant populations in East Africa (over 3000) outside the Tsavo National Parks and is the only place to view the endangered Jackson's Hartebeest and Kenya's Black Rhino.
Laikipia’s diverse attractions entice the traveller to make a repeat visit - its wildlife, scenery, climate and people. Laikipia is unique because it is not a protected Area and its wildlife is sustained entirely by private and communal landowners.
Laikipia people from different cultures have come together to suport and undertake conservation. The Kikuyu form 60% of the population with the balance composed of other ethnic communities including Mukogodo Masai, Borana, Kalenjin, Samburu, Meru and Somali

Laikipia is venue for the world's only marathon run in a game park. Competitors run on dirt roads within the 62,000 acre Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. The marathon is run annually, and offers grueling challenges as runners battle the high altitude (3000m) with one eye on the dirt road and the other on the spectator cheetah, rhino and elephant.

 Laikipia: What Game

  • The Ewaso ecosystem is home to Kenya’s second largest population of elephants
  • Eight protected Rhino sanctuary with more than half of Kenya’s black rhino population
  • Grevy’s zebra ,reticulated giraffe, Lelwel hartebeest Wild dogs and other large predator

Laikipia: What Activities

  • Walking, Ride, cycle, and camp among the diversity of wildlife and wild landscapes against the backdrop of Mount Kenya
  • Hiking, fishing, mountain climbing camel  and horse safaris, fly camping and helicopter excursions

Laikipia: Best time to visit

  • All months except May and November (rainy seasons)

Laikipia: Where to stay

Sweetwaters Tented Camp,Mount Kenya safari Club



    • Sarara Camp

      Sarara Camp is a luxury tented camp found in Namunyak Wildlife Conservation at the foot of Warges Mountain with sweeping views of the Mathews range, in Samburu country. The Camp is built from local materials and It overlooks a waterhole which attracts a variety of game and flocks of birds. Namunyak, means ‘the place of peace’ in Samburu, and this atmosphere is certainly reflected at Sarara Camp. Sarara Camp: Highlights Members for the Samburu community help look after guests at Sarara, and not only are they perfect hosts, but excellent guides in the bush. Sarara is a venture dedicated to both wildlife conservation and community development. Accommodation: Sarara Camp Six luxury tents, each offers the stunning views of the Mathews Range of mountains and the animal watering hole. Sarara Camp: Activities Escorted bush walks with an expert local field scout. Hiking into the Mathews rainforest which is full of birds and butterflies. Climbing Ol Lolokwe Fly camping with camels along wide sand ‘luggas’. Moonlit bush dinners       Visit to the ‘singing wells’, where Samburu water their cattle in the dry season. Cultural visits. Start customizing your itinerary Start crafting your safari today
    • Borana Lodge

      Borana Lodge is an eco-lodge found in a wildlife rich, private, working cattle ranch, neighbouring the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy within the vast area of the Ewaso ecosystem on the Laikipia Plateau. The lodge is set on the edge of the Samangua Valley with magnificent views of the snow peaked Mount Kenya, the Borana plains and the lush indigenous forest Ngare Ndare forest. Borana Lodge: Highlights Borana has become a byword for luxury, exclusivity and freedom. Built from local building materials and dead wood, the lodge is totally in keeping with its surroundings. All areas of the Lodge overlook a popular watering hole for the local animals where there is a constant activity for guests to watch. Hosted:  family owned and run. Borana Lodge: Accommodation Eight romantic and unique cottages, each with an open fireplace, ensuite bathrooms and private veranda. All cottages are entirely secluded and have private views from both bedroom and bathroom of the valley below. Borana Lodge: Activities Game drives – day and night and guided walks with experienced guides Horse riding - exploring the ranch on horseback       Culture drives to a nearby Maasai village Bush meals and sundowners Mountain Biking, Riding Safaris Optional Extras:…