Laikipia & The Mathews
Laikipia Location: Eastern Escarpment of the Great Rift Valley, Northern Kenya
Climate: Hot days, cool nights, low humidity, rain Apr, May, Nov.
Typical Landscape: Thick bush, rolling hills, vast untouched areas
We love Laikipia, it’s so wild and raw and offers so much freedom to walk, ride or game drive whilst on safari. See our list of luxury camps and lodges in Laikipia and the Mathews Range in the left hand menu – or please do not hesitate to contact us, and we can put together a tailor made quote including absolutely anything you would like to do in Laikipia and the rest of Kenya, there is plenty of scope and we can organise it all.
*** Click here to read more about getting involved with rhino or Grevy’s zebra conservation, which is a big part of Laikipia life ***
The Laikipia Plateau stretches from Mount Kenya to the rim of the Great Rift Valley – it not only boasts one of the largest elephant population in Kenya, but also is a stronghold of the endangered black and white rhino. Many of the ranches are cattle farms, but for many years ranchers have also gone to great lengths to protect wildlife, and so the game here is abundant. Laikipia is the only part of Kenya in which wildlife numbers have actually increased in the last 20 years.
See the rhino on Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, which has pioneered rhino conservation in Kenya, before heading off into the wilderness on a riding safari – after this you can fish, track wild dog, bird shoot, or simply relax from the luxury of your lodge, Laikipia really does have a huge amount on offer, and all in the comfort of completely private ranches.
Nearby the Laikipia Plateau, Ol Pejeta Conservancy boasts excellent game viewing on the vast flat plains, with rhino and the cats making their presence felt. The Mathews Range also offers guests an exciting opportunity to visit one of Kenya’s best camps and true wilderness areas, Sarara – perched overlooking a waterhole which is always full of game, this is the ultimate in off the beaten track luxury safari.
The Luxury Safari Company’s favourite camps in the luxurious Laikipia are Enasoit, Tassia, Sirikoi and Sosian – these all combine beautifully as a safari and beach holiday, with options on the Kenya Coast, the Seychelles, Mauritius, and Zanzibar.Show Less