Laikipia

Laikipia is a small County in northern Kenya, it’s considered as the main gateway to the northern parts of Kenya. Towns within and surrounding Laikipia would include Samburu, Isiolo, Nanyuki, Nyahururu, Rimuruti among others. Major Activities and attractions within Laikipia include wildlife watching safari, semi desert tour, top end private/secluded lodges and wildlife conservancies and national parks .

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Holiday and Tour in Laikipia
Towns in Laikipia


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More about Laikipia and What to see

Big five safari tour in Laikipia
Guest on a game drive at Samburu national park.


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Wildlife parks in Laikipia, Samburu national park
 

What to see on a day tour in Laikipia.

Luxury hotels in Laikipia
Some of the top end hotels in Laikipia.


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Accommodation and Holiday activities in Laikipia.

About Laikipia and Safari holidays

About Laikipia County

Laikipia County is one of the 47 counties in Kenya, located along the Equator in the former Rift Valley Province. The county has three major urban towns; Nanyuki to the southeast, Nyahururu to the southwest and Rumuruti town. Laikipia County borders Samburu County to the North, Isiolo County on the Northeast, Meru County to the South, Nyeri to the South, Nyandarua County on the Southwest and Baringo County to the West.

Laikipia which means treeless plain in Maasai language is a vast plain where different kinds of wildlife, including all the big five roam freely on the range-lands of Laikipia. They county has the highest populations of large mammals than any other protected or unprotected landscape in Kenya; with over ninety-five species of mammals, 540 species of birds, over 700 species of plants and almost 1000 species of invertebrates already identified.

Major Towns

Nanyuki Town

Nanyuki town has a breathtaking landscape, surrounded by various famous wildlife parks and a spectacular backdrop of the snow-capped Mount Kenya. It’s an ideal holiday destination with luxury hotels and resorts to fit any visitor’s budget.

Nanyuki town was first established in 1907 by British settlers as a small market town, the town’s growth was later boosted by the Nanyuki - Nairobi rail construction 1930 and later the establishment of the Kenya army and the British army bases. Today Nanyuki is a modern town, with major administration offices, hospitals, shopping malls, hotels and restaurants.

  • Attractions
    Major attractions within and around Nanyuki include Mount Kenya National Park, Ol Pejeta Wildlife Conservancy, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Samburu National Reserve, Buffalo Hills National Reserve and Shaba National Reserve.
  • Accommodation and Restaurants
    Nanyuki has a wide range of hotels, tented camps, ranch houses and lodges ranging from luxurious to budget. Check on our accommodation tab for a list of hotels in Nanyuki or Contact us to find you accommodation of your choice.
  • Getting there
    Nanyuki town is about 200Km from Nairobi and can be accessed by road through thika road to Nyeri and then down to Nanyuki or through Meru, it’s a 3 hours’ drive from Nairobi. By air, it’s a 40 minutes flight to Nanyuki airstrip.

Nyahururu Town

Nyahururu is a small town established in 1883 by the intrepid explorer Joseph Thomson, Joseph Thomson was exploring the Aberdare Mountains when he saw the 70m high waterfall on the Ewaso Ngiro River and named it Thomson’s Falls after himself. The Falls attraction, the dairy farming activities in the area and the railway construction in 1929 brought about the modern Nyahururu town.

  • Attractions
    Major attractions within and around Nanyuki include Mount Kenya National Park, Ol Pejeta Wildlife Conservancy, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Samburu National Reserve, Buffalo Hills National Reserve and Shaba National Reserve.
  • Accommodation and Restaurants
    Nanyuki has a wide range of hotels, tented camps, ranch houses and lodges ranging from luxurious to budget. Check on our accommodation tab for a list of hotels in Nanyuki or Contact us to find you accommodation of your choice.
  • Getting there
    Nyahururu is on the junction of Nyeri-Rumuruti Road and the Nyeri- Nakuru Road, about 200Km from Nairobi and can be accessed through the Nairobi-Nanyuki Road or Nairobi-Nakuru highway, then branching at Gilgil to use the Gilgil-Nyahururu road. It’s about 3 hours’ drive from Nairobi. By air, it’s a 40 minutes flight using chartered flights or helicopters to private airstrips in Nyahururu.

Family Safari Holiday

 Family Safari Holiday

8 Days Family Holiday

This is an 8 days family safari holiday; that starts with a city tour to major attractions in Nairobi, then continue to Ol pejeta private conservancy to view the big five and other lesser animals; and then down to Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivasha to watch the white

Tour Cost From

$ 2,500

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Kenya - Tanzania Tour

Kenya - Tanzania Tour

18 Days Kenya - Tanzania Tour

This an 18 days safari itinerary, taking you through the most finest and famous National parks, Lodges and other top destinations in Kenya and Tanzania. This include the famous Masai Mara National reserve, Samburu National park, Lake Nakuru National park, Serengeti National reserve, Ngorongoro crater, Lake Manyara and

Tour Cost From

$ 4,570

Booking Details

Big Five Safari

Big Five Safari

7 Days Safari Holiday

This is a 7 days Safari holiday full of real adventure; the holiday begin in Nairobi, driving down to Samburu national park to watch wildlife, then proceeds to Lake Nakuru for nature and bird watching and finally head down to the famous Masai Mara. On this holiday itinerary,

Tour Cost From

$ 1,570

Booking Details

Romantic Honeymoon

Romantic Honeymoon

11 Days Beach - Safari Honeymoon

This a romantic 11 days Safari and Beach honeymoon in Kenya; the holiday begins with a Nairobi city excursion, then a short flight to Laikipia; a secluded and intimate area with top class accommodation. Then continue to Masai Mara to watch more wildlife and windup with a few

Tour Cost From

$ 3,470

Booking Details

Samburu Safari Holiday

Samburu Safari Holiday

3 Days Samburu Safari Tour

This a 3 days wildlife watching safari at Samburu national park, driving from Nairobi through Nyeri to Isiolo town, down to Samburu national park, where you will spend the three days relaxing and watching the beautiful landscapes full wildlife. A great place for a weekend getaway to enjoy

Tour Cost From

$ 1,070

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