Luxury Laikipia Holidays

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A testament to Kenya’s treasure trove of wildlife and natural beauty

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The vast and luscious Laikipia Plateau is one of the best places to visit in Kenya to see wildlife. Located in between Mount Kenya and Samburu, it is made up of several private and community-owned conservancies.  As well as offering transformative Kenya safari tours, these conservancies protect the land and bring jobs to local communities, offering an insight into some of Kenya's inspiring sustainability initiatives. 

Those who visit Laikipia get to stay in small Kenya safari camps and enjoy a more intimate and rewarding Kenya safari. Visitors can encounter the most precious Kenya wildlife in a pristine, unfenced wilderness without encountering large crowds. Expect mesmerising sightings of majestic elephants, giraffes, lions, buffalos, hippos and warthog, as well as the elusive leopard, striped hyena and wild dog.  

Endangered species can be seen here more than anywhere else in East Africa, and Laikipia is recognised for its flourishing numbers of these rare animals.Laikipia also offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy activities that are not permitted in most national parks and reserves, enhancing your Kenya safari holiday with something unique. Transform your trip with wild dog tracking, a guided camel trek with "Karisa Walking Safaris", or even swimming in tumbling waterfalls. 

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When to go to Laikipia

Laikipia is a fairly arid region which experiences very little rain. Laikipia is typically very dry from July to October and December to March - these are excellent times of year to visit as animals tend to congregate around water sources.
Heavy downpours occur during the months of May and November and the landscape becomes lush and green at this time, however the abundance of vegetation can make it difficult to spot wildlife. The wet weather may also mean that it is not possible to enjoy certain activities, such as a camel safari.
The climate in Laikipia is generally warm all year, with average temperatures of 30°C during the day. Evenings can get quite cool so you should ensure that you bring warm clothing.


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Where to stay in Laikipia

The conservancies within Laikipia offer fantastic Kenya safari camps with some of the best guides in the country. We have partnered with a selection of these which prioritise sustainability as well as ensuring your up-most comfort.

There is also an array of more adventurous, down-to-earth luxury safari lodges which include stays in mobile camps, where you can eat dinner under the stars.

Borana Lodge

Borana Lodge

With eight perfectly-proportioned cottages nestled unobtrusively onto the hillside, Borana’s environ...

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Ol Pejeta Safari Cottages

Ol Pejeta Safari Cottages

Ol Pejeta Safari Cottages is a small, family-run property, tucked away amongst a grove of yellow-bar...

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Sosian Lodge

Sosian Lodge

Located in the peaceful heart of Laikipia, an area with the second largest population of elephants, ...

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