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The Laikipia Plateau is a huge swathe of land on the edge of the Kenya’s northern Frontier, stretching from the slopes of Mount Kenya to the rim of the Great Rift Valley.

It’s a natural haven made up of ranches and conservancies and over time conservationists have made a great effort to create a place for communities and wildlife to exist hand in hand to maintain and protect biodiversity in the region.

Vast open plains in the shadow of the snow-capped silhouette of Mount Kenya create a tranquil and secluded setting, where game drives encounter wildlife including endangered species such as black rhino, Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe and wild dogs with few other vehicles in sight. Steeped in history from the colonial days in Kenya,  this is a significant natural area from a safari and conservation perspective.

Laikipia is a wonderful place to get out of the vehicle, embrace the bush and meet the local people who live alongside the wildlife. 

Did you know?

  • There is a selection of very high standard accommodation in exclusive former ranch houses as well as tented camps, and you can even sleep under the stars fly camping.
  • Many of the lodges in the area are owner run.
  • A walking camel safari with Karisia is a great family bonding holiday.
  • Tubing down the Ewaso Nyiro river is great fun!
  • At the Ngare Ndare Forest you can get a bird’s eye view from the tree canopy walkway which is suspended 30 ft above the ground. Then swim in crystal clear waterfall pools.
  • There are many examples of early human habitation with hand axe sites and ancient rock art in the area.
  • The Lewa conservancy has their very own blood hounds who hunt out poachers and you can help them with their training.
  • Meet the unsung heroes of Borana; join the scouts and anti-poaching teams on their daily patrols.
  • You can enter the 10-4 mountain bike race on Mt Kenya raising funds for the Mt Kenya foundation.
  • Mt Kenya is Africa’s second highest mountain. It has 3 peaks the highest being Batian at 5,199 m.
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Area highlights

Conservation projects
Samburu culture
Diversity of activities
Owner run ranches and lodges

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Please contact Vicky at vicky@farsideafrica.com or call +44 (0)131 315 2464

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