Laikipia often plays second fiddle to the Masai Mara when it comes to choice of Kenyan safari destinations, but is just as spectacular. Laikipia has been transformed from a string of livestock ranches into huge areas of conservation that have been a huge success, so much so that it is now one of the best places to see rhino. 50% of all the black rhinos in Kenya live in Laikipia.
As Laikipia covers a very large area it means that you don’t have to worry about crowds during your safari holiday. All the lodges focus on delivering a highly personalised luxury service to a small number of guests at a time. Combining this with spectacular game viewing, which includes the classic ‘Big five’, you will also get the chance to see several endangered species. Wild dog numbers are on the rise here and this provides a great opportunity to see them as well as the rare Grevy’s Zebra.
Most of the lodges and camps in Laikipia also offer a very exhilarating way to game view that most areas in Kenya cannot: safari via horseback. With the amazing rolling hills and forest, travelling around on horseback is a great way to see everything and immerse yourself in the action. The rarer species are very closely monitored and managed and as such can be accustomed to humans. Some rhinos will have a ranger who is with them permanently - this gives visitors the incredible opportunity of touching these magnificent beasts.
What makes Laikipia so unique is its remoteness. As a result of fewer visitors, you're given the opportunity to fully tailor make your safari holiday here. THe luxury lodges are small and friendly, and the owners are bursting with passion and knowledge about their area, giving that added touch of personalisation.
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