Laikipia Plateau Safaris

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As scenically beautiful as it is exclusive, a Laikipia Plateau safari offers an invigoratingly wild landscape alive with the highest concentration of large mammals in Kenya. Expect large elephant herds, incredible plains game and big cats populating this enormous area of wilderness. Including both Lakipia's private and community owned areas the conservancy stretches a massive 9,500km².

Kicheche Laikipia Camp zebra sighting Loisaba landscape Enjoy lions sightings at Loisaba on a Laikipia Plateau safari

Some of the sanctuaries within Lakipia are rightfully quite famous, Ol Pejeta being one of the more illustrious and easily reached by visitors. Renowned for its work with black rhino, Ol Pejeta is the largest sanctuary for the critically endangered creatures in all of East Africa, cementing it as a conservation hotspot. The Lewa Conservancy is also noteworthy. Aside from a population of rhino, cheetah and the world's biggest population of Grevy's zebra, fantastic wildlife sightings are accompanied by a unique archaeological site dating back some 800,000 years.

Lakipia's exclusive lodges and private reserves pride themselves on providing a luxury experience unique to the rest of Kenya, offering superbly managed accommodation and activities, such as night drives, horse riding and guided walks, that aren't possible in official reserves.

For a true off the beaten track experience Lakipia's northern sector is by far the most remote section of the Plateau. Denser wilderness and the chance to explore on foot characterise this area - the chance to view lion, elephant and other big game outside of a vehicle is incredibly exhilarating and certainly a highlight.

The rich culture of the Samburu people is not to be missed; their traditions and colourful way of life is best absorbed with a visit to the small town of Maralal - the unofficial capital of this captivating tribe.

Laikipia Plateau Highlights

  • A massive 9,500km²area of private and community owned conservancies
  • Home to rare and endangered species, including the black rhino
  • Unique experiences such as starbeds to sleep beneath the stars, camel safaris, walking and quadbiking.
  • Captivating cultural diversity with Maasai and Samburu people
  • Some of the highest concentration of large mammals in Kenya including elephant, Oryx and big cat numbers

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Selected Laikipia Plateau Itineraries

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Kenya Family Safari Holiday

Cost For Family of 4
From $23,400 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Masai Mara, Amboseli & Chyulu Hills, Laikipia Plateau
Elsa's Kopje Camp, Mount Meru - Photo by Cheli and Peacock

Romance and Adventure Kenya Safari Holiday

Cost Per Person
From $6,850 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Masai Mara, Samburu & Shaba, Laikipia Plateau, Nairobi

Laikipia Plateau Accommmodation

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  • Lewa Safari Camp
    Tent interior

    Lewa Safari Camp is situated in a stunning private conservancy and offers not only fantastic views of Mt. Kenya but comfortable accommodation and incredible game viewing as well.

  • Segera Retreat
    Villa interior

    Boasting striking architecture and a distinctive sense of style, Segera Retreat is a stunning property in the Laikipia Plateau that offers the chance to join foot patrols and plant trees in the Wangary Maathai Memorial Forest. The lodge practices strong eco-initiatives and gives something back to the local community,

  • Solio Lodge
    Stralitzia room

    A small intimate lodge, this stunning lodge is found in the stunning Laikipia Plateau. Take the chance to see both black and white rhino in the wild, relax in spacious rooms and enjoy breath-taking views.

  • Kicheche Laikipia Camp

    Found in the heart of the Ol Pejeta Conservancy and overlooking a waterhole, this is a charming tented camp that offers spectacular views of Mount Kenya and the chance to see rarer species such as Grevys Zebra and Jacksons Hartebeest.

  • Ol Pejeta Bush Camp
    Camp at night

    Delivering expert guiding and Big 5 sightings, Ol Pejeta Bush Camp is set on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River and offers an incredible tented safari experience.

  • Porini Rhino Camp
    Tent interior

    From your spacious tent embark on adventures through the sprawling Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Visit the black rhino sanctuary, see the Big 5 and relax on your private veranda with impeccable views.