Laikipia’s landscape is characterised by a mix of open savannah grasslands, acacia forests, rocky hills, and rivers. It has a rugged terrain with several plateaus and valleys, and is home to diverse wildlife including elephants, lions, African wild dog, and the endangered Grévy’s zebra.
The vast Laikipia Plateau stretches from the slopes of Mount Kenya to the Great Rift Valley and comprises parcels of land owned by Maasai and Samburu communities, private investors and conservation organisations.
Largely unfenced, these blocks of land support more than 2,000 species of flora and fauna, making it a biodiversity hotspot, with a density of wildlife second only to the Masai Mara in Kenya.
There are many initiatives to aid conservation and the community, and ground-breaking partnerships between local communities, investors and tourists have yielded some remarkable results. Of particular note is the Grévy’s Zebra conservation work and the climbing number of both black and white rhino.
Much of the Laikipia Plateau was ranch land and its re-wilding has been a dream of many people for many years. Laikipia’s sustainable ethos guarantees that your visit contributes to preserving this magnificent landscape for future generations, and in turn, promotes wildlife tourism so that this model may be repeated across the continent.