Laikipia Wilderness Camp

Laikipia Wilderness is an exclusive tented camp set up on a hillside overlooking the Ewaso Narok river on a private ranch in the heart of the Laikipia region of central Kenya.

Laikipia Wilderness is a very individual property which will really suit travellers who wish to break away from more mainstream experiences and enjoy a personalised adventure in the bush. Owners Steve and Annabelle Carey run things their way, rather than following an industry manual, and this creates both strengths and weaknesses. Their focus is on bush adventure and game viewing experiences, with good guiding and plenty of walking. This ethos creates a safari environment that is most suitable for more independent and experienced guests who enjoy exploring on foot and don’t need too much ‘hand-holding’. The camp is small and intimate, which means that there is often a fun atmosphere at communal meals and bush dinners. The area they traverse is scenic and varied with good game concentrations. One of the highlights can be meeting the local wild dog pack on foot (or rather on your belly) which is a very special encounter to have. Guests should not visit Laikipia Wilderness expecting too much structure or sophistication, but rather for an interesting and exclusive bush escape which can be highly rewarding.

ACCOMMODATION

Laikipia Wilderness has six en suite tents set across the hillside with views over the bush. Each tent is set on a solid plinth, or low wooden platform, and has a private verandah to the front and open air bathroom to the rear, within a reeded…

AREAS & ACTIVITIES

The Laikipia covers a significant portion of dramatic countryside in northern Kenya, sandwiched between Samburu and Mount Kenya in the east and the Aberdare Mountains and Great Rift Valley in the west. The central section of the area is…

Families

Laikipia Wilderness is fantastic for adventurous families. Steve and Annabelle have children themselves and during school holidays, and at weekends, they can often be found in camp. The camp will cater for children of all…

Conservation & community

Laikipia Wilderness supports The Laikipia Predator Project (LPP) which mainly studies lions in the area, aiming to encourage a positive coexistence between predators, people and livestock. By understanding how they coexist in…

Location Laikipia escarpment
Access Scheduled flight into Nanyuki (2 hrs) or Loisaba (1.5hrs) or Charter flight into Sosian (30 mins)
Open All year
Pricing £££££
Camp Style Tented camp
Focus Big game / Walking
Children No age restriction
Activities Game drives (day and night) / Guided walks / Fly camping / Tubing / Village visits / Fishing
Vehicles Open and Closed
Maximum Guests on Vehicle 6
Private Vehicle Options Yes
Off-road Driving Yes
Number of Rooms 6 tents (including 4 family tents)
Family Accommodation 4 two bedroomed family tents (one can sleep up to four children)
Bathroom Flush toilet / Plumbed basin / Plumbed outdoor shower
Power for charging Communal and In room
Lighting Solar
Hairdryer Not possible
Heating/Cooling No
Room Safe No
Laundry Service Complimentary
Communication in room Radio
Wi-Fi Communal area – very slow
Mobile Reception No
Swimming No
Wellness No
Dining Style Communal
Drinks Included House drinks
Credit Cards Not accepted