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Overlooking the Ewaso Nyiro River and the plains of Laikipia, this region nurtures exceptional wildlife and cultural diversity. Home to many Laikipia Masai and Samburu communities, it is also one of the last refuges for the endangered black rhino.

The Laikipia Plateau stretches from the foothills of the Aberdares across vast open plains to the Northern Frontier District and the Mathews Range. Around Sabuk the area is wild and hilly, with dense acacia bush harbouring black rhino, greater kudu, reticulated giraffe, Cape buffalo, impala, elephant, klipspringer, zebra, eland, dik dik, waterbuck, lion, and leopard.

This area offers great birdwatching with incredible scenery in a peaceful and private location away from the main tourist circuit. A visit is highly recommended if you are revisiting Kenya, or seek a more exclusive and secluded experience than the larger parks usually offer. Laikipia lends itself particularly well to walking and riding safaris, which are either not often available in most of the country's national parks and reserves.

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Key info

  • Ideal for viewing: black rhino, greater kudu, leopard, lion, reticulated giraffe
  • Where: Central Province, Kenya

Wildlife trips

This wildlife location is featured in the following itineraries:

Masai Warriors & Wildlife Galore

Ideal for young explorers, this amazing journey visits the land of the Masai warriors on a fun family educational programme in some of Kenya’s finest wildlife reserves. Staying in small camps and lodges, learn about wildlife, identify tracks and listen to the mysterious sounds of the savannah at night.

  • When to go: Dec-Mar, Jun-Oct
  • Duration inc. flights: 11 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £5,295 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Ultimate Kenya Safari

A rich blend of outstanding scenery and memorable wildlife can be found on this trip to three of Kenya’s top wildlife locations - Lake Naivasha, Laikipia Plateau and the Masai Mara. Enjoy game drives, walking safaris and boat trips, before relaxing at a luxury hideaway lodge on the shores of Lake Victoria.

  • When to go: Jul-Mar
  • Duration inc. flights: 13 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £7,795 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

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
Suggested accommodation options are shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

Kicheche Laikipia

This small tented camp nestles in a lovely spot beside a forest at the heart of Ol Pejeta Conservancy and is blessed with fine views of Mount Kenya. Six luxurious en suite tents have verandahs facing a waterhole, and a full range of activities includes day and night drives, and walks.

Porini Rhino Camp

Consisting of six spacious tents, this eco-friendly camp is located in a secluded and remote corner of the vast Ol Pejeta Conservancy, a sanctuary for the endangered black rhino. Wildlife viewing is done by 4x4 safari vehicles, and guided walks are taken on the open plains escorted by Masai warriors.