The Laikipia Ecosystem spans over 2 million acres of unblemished wilderness in the North of Kenya. It is made up an icy mountainous, arid dry land, savannah and forest. Through its varied environment roams an incredibly diverse array of wildlife which visitors can see in countless ways - on foot, on horse back, on camel or by bicycle; by land rover, by aeroplane or by helicopter, or even hanging below the silken wing of a paraglider.
The Laikipia Plateau stretches from Mount Kenya in the East to the Great Rift Valley in the West; it is home to unique plant life and specialized northern game species like the gerenuk, Grevy’s zebra and reticulated giraffe.
Getting to Laikipia Area
There are daily flights from Nairobi to Nanyuki and the roads are some of the best in Kenya.
Daily scheduled flights with Air Kenya from Wilson Airport, Nairobi, to Nanyuki, with connecting flights to Lewa, Mara and Samburu. Linked to other local destinations via air charter services.
Accommodation Options in Laikipia Area
Laikipia has a huge variety and a wide range of safari lodge facilities, including but not limited to the following lodges and camps: Borana Lodge, Lewa Tented Camp, Loisaba Lodge, Mount Kenya Safari Club, Mukutan Retreat, and may others.
Attractions and Activities at Laikipia Platau
A wide range of activities are on offer at the lodges throughout the region. These include: game drives, nature walks, camel and donkey safaris, fly-fishing, mountaineering and climbing, bird watching, wildlife observation, cultural visits, horse riding, swimming, tennis and walking.
Big game lives in harmony with Laikipia’s human population - allowed to wander freely on the vast open grassland but character the region, at one with the people who live here.
Visitors enjoy total liberty in Laikipia. Free from sometimes inhibiting game park rules.the area is almost entirely privately communally owned; this allows guest the rare privilege of watching game by night, walking or riding horses in the bush, experiencing life in an African wilderness, little changed since time began.
As a results of the commitment to dynamic conservation of the LWF and its members, Laikipia is one of the few areas in the world where wildlife members are increasing. Laikipia Ecosystem is rivaled in size only by Tsavo, and in wildlife abundance only by Maasai Mara. Unlike Tsavo and Mara however, Laikipia is Pure wilderness, registering only a tiny percentage of the guests who visit the more commercial areas.