The Laikipia Region including The Lewa Conservancy

Kenya

  • Katrine and Oscar from France travelled to KenyaHi Michele, we had a wonderful holiday, and everything went smoothly. The camps were as excellent as usual. At Valley Camp we went on a night drive and saw a lot of smaller animals (genets, mongooses, spring hares etc.), plus an aardwolf, which I’d never seen before. We also saw a cheetah with the most adorable 4 young cubs gambolling about on the plains in daylight. That was a great sighting. The fly camp was just brilliant. We took it at a very relaxed pace and saw a lot more big game than I expected. A group of sleepy buffalo having a rest at about 60m, the usual grazers & browsers who moved away pretty quickly. Saw baboons, vultures, elephants & a pair of cheetahs at just over 100m away, a couple of lone buffalo as we approached Bush Camp. A lot of fun. Thank you so much for a really well-organised trip. Every time I am impressed with your attention to detail, the smooth running of the trips, and of course they way each trip fits our requirements so well, steering me away from things I would hate ;-).  You really do an excellent job! Thank you.Katrine and Oscar from France travelled to Kenya

    Katrine and Oscar from France travelled to Kenya
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The Laikipia Region

This huge tract of wilderness, running from Mount Kenya & Samburu in the east to the Great Rift Valley in the west, is made up of a variety of private ranches, game sanctuaries, rhino sanctuaries, wildlife orphanages and community lands. The diverse landscape is dominated by rugged hills, lava plateaus and rocky escarpments that give way to the semi-arid savannahs of the north.

Some areas offer first-class game-viewing, such as the Ol Pejeta and Lewa Downs conservancies, whilst others offer much more of a wilderness experience. The scenery is stunning throughout, and a Laikipia safari will generally offer very exclusive experiences and high levels of personal hosting.

One great asset to the region is the variety of activities available, and across the Laikipia it is possible to undertake camel safaris and walking trails, horse-riding safaris, general game-viewing by vehicle including night drives, lion and wild dog radio tracking, scenic helicopter flights, as well as coming into contact with local Maasai and Samburu peoples, and their community projects (the Il’Ngwesi and Tassia lodges are fine examples of tourism benefitting the local communities). The Laikipia is a perfect destination for a family safari holiday.

For more information on safaris in the Laikipia region please call us on 01787 888590 or contact us to speak to one of our safari experts.

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