With just 6 tents, Laikipia Camp is nestled at the foot of indigenous forest overlooking a waterhole, in the centre of the Ol Pejeta Conservancy.
The Ol Pejeta Conservancy is 90,000 acres of wilderness and offers an incredibly uncrowded environment to enjoy quality game viewing. The Conservancy is home to Kenya’s largest population of Black Rhino, large numbers of elephant, cheetah, lion, leopard and plentiful plains game.
Each tent has generous verandas providing epic views over the waterhole and Mount Kenya. Each tent also has a hammock. There is a dining and lounge tent, although meals are frequently taken outside.
Kicheche Laikipia Camp – Ol Pejeta Conservancy
There are also a number of rarer Northern species such as Grevys Zebra, Jacksons Hartebeest and Beisa Oryx. The Conservancy lies on the Equator 30 minutes drive from Nanyuki airstrip and affords wonderful views of Mt Kenya.
The camp consists of six luxurious tents. The tents are custom designed and are fully insect-proof with en-suite bathrooms equipped with a dresser, flushing toilet and hot showers. There are comfortable chairs on each verandah overlooking the waterhole.
One tent can be converted into a triple on request. There is a spacious well furnished lounge and dining tent, although it’s preferable to eat alfresco if weather permits.
Stretching over a huge area from the foothills of Mount Kenya, the Laikipia Plateau is one of Kenya’s lesser known wildlife areas.
This is the best place in Kenya to see wild dog. Many northern species are found including reticulated giraffe, Somali ostrich, Beisa oryx, Grevy’s zebra and the antelope that wants to be a giraffe: the gerenuk. There are abundant elephant, lion, leopard and cheetah populations.
The plateau is divided into vast conservancies for the protection of wildlife: Lewa Wilderness Conservancy, Borana Ranch, Il N’gwesi Group Ranch, the Lekurruki Group Ranch, Sabuk Wilderness, Loisaba Wilderness and Sosian Ranch.
Lewa is a leader in research and education and as a guest you can learn about the ongoing projects, and Loisaba created the ‘star bed’ which is a remarkable experience.
All of the conservancies are off the beaten track and offer the quintessential wilderness experience.