Kicheche Laikipia Camp
Laikipia, Northern Kenya, Kenya
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
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
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.
To start planning your vacation to Kicheche Laikipia Camp
Located in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kicheche Laikipia Camp has access to incredible wilderness and offers superb gameviewing and high levels of comfort, accompanied by highly trained and qualified guides in a beautiful area.
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.
Children of all ages are welcome at Kicheche Laikipa. However parents should be aware that there are no specific child friendly related facilities available at the camp, some of the activities have age restrictions on them and the area is not fenced in. The camp do not supply any baby equipment such as cots.
During your stay at Kicheche Laikipia, there is an array of activities you can partake in. There are no daily schedules at the camp so guests are free to do as little or as much as they would like to. Day and night game drives on the 4x4 vehicles provide promising game viewing and excellent photograph opportunities. Spending some time at the Research and Education center will enhance your knowledge of the local area and its wildlife. Special trips can be arranged to see the near extinct white rhinos and chimpanzees. Guests can also gain a different perspective by going on a walking tour, hoping into a canoe or jumping on a mountain bike to explore the area.
Camilla Whitworth (Staff)
Set on the banks of a dam, the 6 tents all have great views over the water. The tents are simple, but very comfortable with en-suite bathrooms. They feel private and authentic. The Ol Pejeta reserve itself is a real conservation success and offers the rare opportunity to see both black and white rhino.
Fly Fishing in Northern Kenya
If you want to try something really different during your vacation 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.
A scenic flight is the ultimate way to enjoy Kenya's spectacular landscapes, whether by helicopter or in the wonderful Waco bi-plane, it is an experience of a lifetime.
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.