The Laikipia plateau in Central Kenya is the last stronghold of romantic East Africa with vast open ranches, shadowed by snow-capped Mount Kenya and home to many communities including the Laikipia Maasai and the Samburu.
The plains are fed by the Ewaso Ny’iro and the Ewaso Narok rivers and one can often see the “Big 5” (rhino, elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo). The district is also a home to endangered animals such as the black rhino, Jackson’s Hartebeest and more. It also boasts the biggest herds of elephant outside the National Parks. Wild dog, leopard, lion, cheetah and other predators hunt the plains game such as impala, gazelle, reticulated giraffe, Grevy zebra, Somali ostrich, Beisa oryx (endemic to the North of Kenya) and gerenuk.
Area: 800,000 hectares
By Road : 7-8 hours from Nairobi
By Air: Accessible by private charters