Best of Laikipia

Top itineraries and travel advice in and around Laikipia
Encompassing more than two million acres across central Kenya, the Laikipia Plateau is the epicenter of a major conservation area. Former livestock ranches have been converted into safari lodges, and the wildlife watching is exceptional. Big cats, rhinos, giraffes, African wild dogs and zebras are among the many species commonly spotted here, and the region also makes a good base for hikes amid the rugged topography. Apart from the vast sun-baked plains, Laikipia has gorges, acacia forests and verdant rivers, with towering mountains off in the distance. 

Hiking the trails along Mt Kenya is a rite of passage for many travelers, particularly those who overnight at a mountain lodge high above the clouds. The many conservancies in Laikipia provide up-close animal encounters. You can go for safaris and take guided bush walks in Ol Pejeta, one of Kenya’s best conservancies. It’s also home to the only population of chimpanzees in the country. The small city of Nanyuki makes a great base for visiting Laikipia, and has the best shopping, dining and nightlife in the area.
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Map of Mount Kenya Hike & Wildlife Tour - 5 Days
Mount Kenya Hike & Wildlife Tour - 5 Days

This active Kenyan trip covers a lot of ground in under a week. After a night in the bustling capital, a private driver will take you on a scenic drive to Mount Kenya National Park. This is where you'll hike to a camp situated above 10,000 feet, with views of the country's highest peak. Then, descend to Nanyuki—a traveler hub with international cuisine—before heading to a renowned wildlife conservancy for a day of adventures. Finish with a morning game drive before returning to Nairobi.

Map of Kenya Wildlife & Culture Adventure - 10 Days
Kenya Wildlife & Culture Adventure - 10 Days

Kenya offers a wealth of natural and cultural attractions, and you can experience them both on this 10-day tour. Have the chance to spot a huge range of wildlife by visiting the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, the unparalleled Maasai Mara, and beautiful Lake Naivasha. Spend time with the local Maasai people at a special camp, where you can learn about their lifestyle and camp out with them the traditional way. In 10 days you'll get an exciting taste of the best of Kenya.

Other popular travel destinations in Kenya
Nairobi · Masai Mara · Nakuru · Maji Moto · Amboseli National Park · Samburu Reserve · Diani Beach · Nanyuki · Lake Naivasha · Tsavo National Park · Mombasa