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 .
Towns in Laikipia
More about Laikipia and What to see
Guest on a game drive at Samburu national park.
What to see on a day tour in Laikipia.
Some of the top end hotels in Laikipia.
Accommodation and Holiday activities in Laikipia.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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,
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
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
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