Laikipia Wilderness

Laikipia, Northern Kenya, Kenya

At a Glance

  • Just 5 tents with a maximum of 10 guests, such an exclusive experience

  • Hot and cold running water and solar power providing 24 hour power for lighting and charging

  • Steve is a trained Zimbabwean walking guide, they are the best in the business, perfect for getting the most of this extraordinary environment

  • Fantastic, diverse wildlife, from great herds of elephant to the critically endangered wild dog

  • The owners live at the camp and have over 20 years of safari experience across Africa

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The main season is in January and February, when the weather is hottest and driest. At this time, the animals in the wildlife parks tend to congregate more around the watercourses, making them easier to spot.

Northern and eastern Kenya temperatures vary from highs of up to 40°C during the day to less than 20°C at night. Rainfall in this area is sparse and, when it does occur, is often in the form of violent storms. July is usually the driest month, and November the wettest.

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Laikipia Wilderness is an exclusive owner-run bush camp in an area of outstandingly beautiful, true Kenyan wilderness. Just ten guests stay in five safari tents, enjoying dramatic views over this rich wildlife area toward Mt Kenya.

Steve and Annabelle Carey have spent 20 years running safaris across Africa. Steve, a professional Zimbabwean walking guide, left his home country in 2003 when tourism in the country collapsed under hyper-inflation. They quickly fell in love with Laikipia for the incredible diversity of animals, the dramatic all-African landscapes and the welcoming and enthusiastic people.

At Laikipia Wilderness every day is an adventure, full of memorable experiences. The programme for each visitor's safari is planned around their interest: game drives, walking safaris, tracking, photography, birding and all manner of specific interests.

With three children of their own, Steve and Annabelle have created an experience here that is equally rewarding for couples and families alike.

At the heart of the camp is a tented mess building, home to the dining room, bar, and sitting room. A deck stretches out in front and is the place to sit around the open camp fire in the evenings.

Each of the five tents is built on a platform with a private veranda, all are en-suite with hot and cold running water and hot showers open to the sun and stars. Some tents are close together, specifically sited as such for families.

This area of Laikipia is home to great numbers of elephants, giraffe and the endangered Grevy's zebra, as well as a wide variety of predators - particularly impressive wild dog sightings - and an extraordinary diversity of birds and other mammals, both large and small.

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  • Fly Camping at Laikipia Wilderness

    For an African safari adventure spend a night fly camping in the bush under a cosy blanket and a roof of a thousand stars while the sounds of the bush lull you into a deep sleep.

  • Fly Fishing in Northern Kenya

    If you want to try something really different during your holiday then why not take a fishing trip up to Lake Rutundu or Lake Alice. Situated at 10,000 feet above sea level, on the slopes of Mount Kenya this is a totally unique fly fishing experience.

  • Game Drives in Lewa Downs

    Explore this beautiful area of Kenya with your professional safari guide in search of some of the fantastic wildlife of Laikipia. Enjoy the opportunity to track and view some of the critically endangered white and black rhino of the conservancy.

  • Walking Safaris in Laikipia

    Explore the African bush on foot with your experienced guide and tracker. A fantastic opportunity to experience a different perspective, away from the noise of a safari vehicle.

Location & directions

Laikipia, Northern Kenya, Kenya

Laikipia Wilderness is found in a special area of the country north-west of Mount Kenya, with spectacular views across true wilderness to this iconic mountain.

How to get there

Either by daily scheduled flight to Nanyuki/Loisaba followed by a 1-hour 30-minute hour road transfer, all of which we arrange, or by vehicle from Nairobi which takes 4-5 hours which we can also arrange.

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