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    Stefaan and Greta from Belgium travelled to KenyaHi Rob, I want to give you my overview of the experience we had as a first-timer to Africa over the last couple of days. We were met by Peter, our guide at Laikipia, and had a really nice introduction to game-driving in Africa just arriving in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. It was just nice seeing elephants, zebra’s, rhino’s…already arriving at the site. Of course, Sonja is a very warm person and made us feel ‘at home’ throughout the 3 night stay. She, Juma and the whole staff actually gave a very warm feeling at the camp. All too soon, we were expected back at the airstrip for our SafariLink connection to the Mara. James, our guide at Kicheche Bush, did what he had to do! Find game, be funny, show us around, nothing was too much. We have been so lucky with all the game we have seen! If somehow I can list up or show you what we saw…it is massive! But arriving at Mara House, even our guide James dropped his mouth seeing the new environment where we were going to stay for the remaining three nights. Mara house was wonderful! The water pool added to the house gives you the max. We saw elephants, baboons, gazelles, impalas, wildebeests, different birds, warthogs….it was fabulous. To make a perfect combination: put Mara House at the Bush site with the Laikipia staff and you have THE safari combination everyone will be looking for! (except for the guides where each one had his own expertise)Stefaan and Greta from Belgium travelled to Kenya

    Stefaan and Greta from Belgium 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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