Laikipia Plateau & Lewa Downs

DESCRIPTION

Laikipia District is a vast plateau to the north west of snow-capped Mount Kenya, straddling the equator at the heart of Kenya's Rift Valley Province. It spans an area of over 9,500km², and forms part of the 25,000km² Ewaso eco system.

The Laikipia plains stretch from the Great Rift Valley to magnificent escarpments which descend into the Northern Frontier District. These plains are physically diverse and scenically spectacular, covered by open grasslands, basalt hills, lonely kopjes and dense cedar forests, fed by the Ewaso Nyiro and Ewaso Narok rivers. The various indigenous communities have joined together in partnership with settlers and ranchers to create a conservation and wildlife haven.

ACCOMMODATION

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Kicheche Laikipia Camp

Kicheche Laikipia Camp is a small luxurious tented camp set at the foot of indigenous forest overlooking a waterhole in the centre of the Ol Pejeta Conservancy...

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Lewa Safari Camp

Lewa Safari Camp is located within the 62,000 acre Lewa Wildlife Conservancy with spectacular views to Mount Kenya to the south and arid lowlands to the north...

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Loisaba Wilderness

Loisaba Wilderness is a 61,000 acre private ranch and game sanctuary which looks out from the top of an escarpment over many miles of empty wilderness to Mt. Kenya in the distance. Guests can opt to stay at Loisaba Lodge, the private Loisaba House or the unique Star Beds...

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Ol Pejeta Bush Camp

Ol Pejeta Bush Camp is a traditional, comfortable tented bush camp on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro river. The camp is set in nearly 100,000 acres in the Laikipia region of central Kenya, right on the Equator next to Mount Kenya itself...

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Porini Rhino Camp

Porini Rhino Camp is located within Ol Pejeta Conservancy, a vast 90,000-acre wildlife area between the Aberdares and the majestic Mount Kenya...

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Sabuk Lodge

Sabuk Lodge is located in the north central area of Kenya, just north of the equator. It overlooks the Ewaso Nyiro River and the Laikipia Plateau...

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Joy's Camp

Joy's Camp is built on the site of Joy Adamson's tented home in Shaba National Reserve. The camp overlooks a large natural spring where elephant and lion jostle for watering rights with herds of...

ITINERARY IDEA

Day 1: Laikipia Plateau & Lewa Downs

Meal Basis: Bed & Breakfast

Nairobi is Africa’s 4th largest city and is a vibrant and exciting place and although it has developed a reputation which keeps tourist visits brief there are some fascinating attractions: its café culture, unbridled nightlife, the National Museum, the Karen Blixen Museum and most notably just 20 minutes from the city centre wild lions and buffalo roam in the world’s only urban game reserve.

Day 2 - 5: Laikipia Plateau & Lewa Downs

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

Lewa has its roots in the Craig family always farmed with the philosophy that there would always be room for wildlife. As the plight of the black rhino became desperate in Africa, the ranch was converted into a rhino sanctuary and today Lewa spans 61,000 acres, and is home to over 11 percent of Kenya’s black rhino population, over 14 percent of Kenya’s white rhino population and the world’s largest single population of Grevy’s zebra.

Lewa House is set on top of a hill with an engaging panoramic view of the rolling landscape of the Conservancy, and overlooks the luggas (valleys) and hills, with the horizon rising to the eye-catching views of the Mathews range and the sacred mountain of the Samburu, Ol Lolokwe. 

The accommodation at Lewa House is in the form of cottage style rooms which are spread out along the hillside, all looking to the expanse of wilderness to the north. There are 3 of the original (the house was originally a private home) thatched family cottages, each comprising of two en-suite rooms and a large shared veranda. The 4 recently added single room cottages are built with sustainable, ecological principles in mind whilst still being exceptionally comfortable and spacious, with wonderful views across the surrounding landscape.

Day 6 - 9: Laikipia Plateau & Lewa Downs

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

On the rim of the Great Rift Valley Escarpment, overlooking the Mara Triangle, regarded by many as Africa's finest safari destination with its year-round resident game.The Mara is also home to the annual Great Wildebeest Migration and Angama Mara camp overlooks all of this. A place where the light never sits still. The sun shining through the clouds creates chaotic shadows, ever on the move across the Mara plains.

As a remarkable and relative new comer to the region, the camp offers incredible direct private access into the Mara Triangle and this is where some of the loveliest scenes from the film Out of Africa were filmed.

These properties are highlighted as offering supplement free safaris to solo travellers.

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