At a Glance
Great location for viewing rhino including the endangered Northern white rhino
Maximum four people per game-drive, offering privacy and flexibility
Great family tent accommodating up to four
Waterhole in front of camp which is a magnet for wildlife in the dry season
Superb safari cuisine
Unique safari experiences including radio-collared lion tracking
All guides are silver level - testament to their superb knowledge and experience
Meet our specialists
Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation to Kicheche Laikipia or take a look at our itineraries to Laikipia and Northern Kenya
Situated in the beautiful Ol Pejeta conservancy, nestled in the shadows of Mount Kenya and surrounded by indigenous forest, Kicheche Laikipia overlooks a beautiful waterhole which attracts an enormous amount of game throughout the year.
The Ol Pejeta conservancy is a vast tract of land, 90,000 acres of pristine wilderness which offers a very uncrowded environment for guests to enjoy some superb game viewing. The conservancy is proud to be home to one of Kenya’s largest populations of black rhino. In addition, elephant, cheetah, leopard and lion are often seen, along with plentiful plains game. For those safari aficionados seeking the rarer species, Grevy’s Zebra is often seen, along with Jackson’s Hartebeest and Beisa Oryx. Overlooking the whole conservancy is the towering Mount Kenya.
Activities at Kicheche Laikipia include walking safaris with your expert guide and scout, day and night game drives in open 4x4 vehicles to include lion tracking, canoeing and visits to the Wildlife Educational Center and Chimpanzee center.
In the center of camp is an airy, spacious living area with a lounge and dining tent. Roaring fires are lit for those cool evenings and it’s a lovely place to meet and share a drink before dinner. Meals are either taken in the dining tent or if the weather is clement, the tables are taken outside and guests dine underneath the vast African sky. A bit of stargazing at dinner is commonplace!
The camp has just six beautifully furnished tented suites which offer privacy and comfort in this most wild of environments. Just twelve guests are able to be accommodated giving everyone an exclusive and private experience. The tents are custom designed and all have wide verandas which have vistas over the waterhole. Game-viewing is possible from the veranda with the variety of wildlife which visit the waterhole. Each tent is en-suite and has all the comforts of a flushing loo and hot and cold running water. There is also a family tent which sleeps up to four guests for couples traveling together or families.
Location & Directions
When to go
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.