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

A line of camels are being like by local tribal people in Eastern Laikipia, with
"Karisa Walking Safaris" is a specialist lodge in Eastern Laikipia, leading you on an enlightening camel walking safari

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 camel safari, a picturesque Kenya walking safari, or even swimming in tumbling waterfalls. 

Featured Laikipia Holidays

The bountiful grasslands of Laikipia make a sparkling addition to any Kenya holiday package. The region is both suitable for a relaxed Kenya honeymoon or an African safari for families.

Laikipia features on our extraordinary "Kenya Off The Beaten Track" itinerary. This unique Kenya trip starts in Laikipia where you’ll explore the breathtaking wilderness on foot. You will then venture through the northern frontier of Kenya, before enjoying a luxury Masai Mara safari. 

You can choose one of our sample luxury Kenya itineraries to see what our African holiday packages have to offer.

If you seek something more tailored to you, have a chat with our travel specialists and craft an unforgettable Kenya safari tour today! 

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. 

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