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Kicheche Laikipia is a small tented camp, located in the heart of the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, at the foothills of Mount Kenya. Accommodation is in six luxurious en suite tents with verandahs overlooking a waterhole.

The Conservancy is home to an incredible variety of African wildlife, including large numbers of elephant, cheetah, leopard, lion, wild dog, Grévy’s zebra and beisa oryx. Kenya’s largest population of black rhino can also be found here.

A full range of activities include day and night drives, walking safaris, mountain biking, canoeing and visits to the nearby chimpanzee rescue sanctuary. Night drives enable you to spot some of the resident nocturnal species, such as striped hyena, serval, bat-eared fox and civet. A portable satellite dish is used to locate lions collared for a lion tracking programme.

It is also possible to visit the nearby northern white rhino enclosure, to view the last three remaining animals of this species which were translocated to Ol Pejeta in 2009, and learn about the conservancy's plans to save this sub species.

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This accommodation is featured in the following itinerary:

Wings over Kenya

This itinerary travels from Amboseli National Park in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro, to the highlands of Laikipia Plateau, and on to the savannahs of the Masai Mara. Flying between locations and staying in top quality camps is one of the most exciting ways to experience Kenya’s excellent wildlife areas.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 9 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £4,395 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
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Laikipia Plateau

The wildlife of the Laikipia Plateau is abundant and it serves as one of the last refuges for the black rhino. Yet its tranquility and remoteness is the major attraction, and walking safaris with Masai guides in the African bush offer a feeling of solitude rarely found elsewhere in Kenya.

  • Where: Central Province
  • Ideal for viewing: black rhino, greater kudu, leopard, lion, reticulated giraffe
  • Excellent for: Walking safaris, Vehicle safaris