Laikipia is not to be overshadowed by the famous and magnificent the Masai Mara. Located in the centre of the country, the Laikipia Plateau reaches from the base of snow-capped Mount Kenya and stretches to the edge of the Great Rift Valley. This vast expanse is home to the second largest population of elephant in East Africa, and holds huge densities of large mammals and plains game. Some of the continent’s rarest and most endangered wildlife species find their homes in this lesser known protected area: the black rhino, the striped hyena, and Grevy’s zebra. Ground-dwelling patas monkeys offer an unusual presence in terms of primates in Laikipia, while the African wild dog brings the regions predator population to new levels.Enquire Now
Laikipia is walking territory, although traditional game drives are also part and parcel of the safari experience. With over 70 mammal species, including those globally threatened species mentioned, and over 300 bird species, there is no shortage of spectacular game viewing on offer. The hidden jewel of Kenya, Laikipia is abundant. Cheetahs thrive on the open plains, and in the semi-arid northern frontier we find desert-adapted species like oryx and ostrich. As a recovering wilderness area, Laikipia has had a lot of attention from private land owners who have invested in rehabilitating the area. The result is truly mesmerising. This is a very special part of the country.