Stretching from the snow-capped slopes of Mount Kenya to the jagged rim of the Great Rift Valley, Laikipia is a vast, two million acre wildlife destination in the equatorial region of Kenya. In size alone, Laikipia is second only to Tsavo, while its wildlife densities and constraint-free safari experiences continue to challenge even that of the famed Maasai Mara.


Indeed, the Laikipia Plateau boasts one of the biggest and most diverse mammal populations in Kenya as well as a wealth of endangered species, including increasing populations of wild dogs, roughly half of Kenya’s 600 black rhinos, and half of the world’s Grevy’s zebras. It is also home to the most elephants outside of Kenya’s National Parks and Reserves, with more than 2,000 migrating between it and the Mount Kenya and Samburu regions.

The Laikipia, Kenya travel experience is defined by its freedom and diversity. Since Laikipia lies outside the jurisdiction of Kenya’s National Parks and Reserves, visitors often find themselves without the constrictions of game vehicles. Night game drives, guided nature walks, bike tours, ATV safaris, horseback riding, and camel treks – all prohibited in most parks – are just some of the numerous safari activities that exist only in Laikipia. From bush walks with expert Maasai guides to thrilling helicopter tours above the plateau, there is something for everyone in Laikipia. And with an area roughly the size of Wales, there is plenty of room to feel like it is all your own

Laikipia is also home to diverse tribal communities including Maasai, Kikuyu, Pokot, Samburu, Turkana, Meru and Europeans.



This area is known for its traditional ranches and rolling farmland. The landscape is different to elsewhere in Kenya and although wildlife might not be as prolific as in the Mara, Laikipia is a wonderful and very interesting place to include on a safari circuit of Kenya.

The distance between Nairobi and Laikipia is 180 km. The road distance is 160.5 km.

The county encompasses the high, dry Laikipia Plateau, and has a cool, temperate climate with both rainy and dry seasons. The county borders Nyandarua, Nyeri, Samburu and Baringo counties.



Masai Mara National Reserve

Masai Mara National Reserve, is one of Africa’s finest wildlife destinations

Amboseli National Park

Amboseli National Park is one of the most well-known,national parks in Kenya


Tsavo East and Tsavo West National Park are staples of many safaris in Kenya


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