Laikipia is a land of high plains and rolling hills straddling the Equator in Kenya, it is dominated by the iconic backdrop of Mount Kenya and the Aberdare Range on the eastern edge of the Great Rift Valley
Lying on the thresholds of Kenya’s wild northern rangelands, it is larger than all of Kenya’s national parks and reserves except Tsavo. Its magnifcent escarpments descend into the arid lands and semi deserts of Northern Kenya.
Nanyuki town lies along the Equator, in the centre of the country and at an height of 1,947m above sea-level, is the 14th highest town in Africa. It connects Mount Kenya in the south east to the edge of the Great Rift Valley in the west, known as Kenya’s ‘high country’. It is a tourist destination and an administrative and supply centre for farms, ranches, game parks and conservancies in the region.
Getting there is easy as Tropical Air Kenya offers bi-weekly flights on it’s Nairobi to Nanyuki route to an air strip which is 10 minutes away from Nanyuki town.
Source: Laikipia Tourism Guide
Laikipia is one of Africa’s foremost wilderness and wildlife tourism destinations. It has a combination of spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife and extraordinary cultural diversity , All of the ‘Big Five’ mammals – lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes and rhinos are found in Laikipia.
The ‘Laikipia experience’ is unforgettable. From the scenic night game drives, to guided nature walks in a bird watcher’s paradise, to challenging mountain climbing on Mount Kenya (5,199 m), to exhilarating camel treks.
The well developed tourism infrastructure is complete with high levels of community involvement which give the visitor an authentic experience of the Laikipia’s people.