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GUIDE ON LAIKIPIA IN KENYA

Located in northern Kenya, the private conservancies of Laikipia represent an outstanding model of wildlife management that provides AfricanMecca guests with a distinctive safari vacation in Kenya. The conservancies are home to the second highest wildlife density in Kenya, and while many other areas are experiencing dwindling populations of animals, Laikipia is recognized for its ever-increasing numbers of wildlife, including threatened, rare and endangered species. Guests who visit Laikipia during their bush travel in northern Kenya will not only see the Big 5 roaming freely, but also both black and white rhinos, African wild dogs, grevy’s zebras, reticulated giraffes, jackson’s hartebeests and other rare species. The statistics are almost staggering – the Laikipia conservancies are home to approximately half of Kenya’s black rhinos. Accounting for 70% of the world’s population, the largest single population of grevy’s zebras is found in Laikipia. Other notable wildlife numbers are the second highest population of elephants in Kenya and one of Africa’s thriving wildernesses for wild dogs. Beyond the individual species, Laikipia is recognized for having a greater diversity of large mammals than any other park or reserve in Kenya with the exception of Masai Mara. Overall, there are more than 70 different mammals and 440 avian feather species in the varied conservancies of Laikipia. Visitants also see some of Kenya’s most ferocious predators, including leopards, lions and cheetahs, and some distinct conservancies participate in important research studies to protect these mighty creatures.

The conservation and wildlife successes of Laikipia are largely attributed to the local efforts of individual conservancies contained within Laikipia’s borders. These individual conservancies are either privately or community-owned and operated, with some of the land belonging to the Kenyan ranchers of the early colonial settlers who have generously dedicated portions of their land to wildlife protection. Maasai, Samburu and other native tribes have joined the efforts, recognizing that the steps to preserve the ecosystems and animals not only ensure the future of their villages, but also of their culture and way of life. Unlike many other places in East Africa, the people of Laikipia wilderness have learned to appreciate the native fauna as resources that can be effectively managed without jeopardizing human needs and welfare. These individual, sub-conservancies have each constructed safari accommodations that offer unfettered access to the flora and fauna through many activities that are not allowed at national parks in Kenya. The limited number of lodge and camp rooms within each conservancy means that every AfricanMecca lodger is treated to an exclusive safari experience, no matter the budget, and chances are small that any other tour vehicles are seen during game drives. Parts of the revenues from these sustainable accommodations are distributed between wildlife conservation, outreach and local programs to enhance the quality of local life. Additionally, conservancies like Lewa and Borana maintain and protect the vital migratory paths that the animals need to survive throughout the year.
WHERE TO STAY IN LAIKIPIA
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WHERE TO STAY IN LAIKIPIA

Most lodgings at Laikipia are deluxe to exclusive. We recommend Lewa Wilderness and Loisaba Wilderness as a premier luxury option. Lewa Safari Camp and Sosian offer a deluxe experience.

SAFARI & TOUR IN LAIKIPIA
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SAFARI & TOUR IN LAIKIPIA

The advantages of visiting Laikipia during your adventurous safari is an opportunity to view an abundance of wildlife while partaking of activities that are restricted in national parks in Kenya.

BEST TIME TO VISIT LAIKIPIA
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BEST TIME TO VISIT LAIKIPIA

Laikipia experiences two dry seasons and two rainy seasons that greatly affect the ease with which you may view wildlife. The cool, dry season of July to October is the best time to visit Laikipia.

LAIKIPIA CONSERVANCIES
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LAIKIPIA CONSERVANCIES

Within the Laikipia are individual, privately and community-owned conservancies that offer superb distinct accommodations, exploratory activities, striking scenery and diverse wildlife experiences.

AFRICANMECCA REVIEWS

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  • Jambo Altaf, We had a once-in-a-lifetime experience in Kenya. The two camps you had chosen for us to stay in -- Il Ngwesi Lodge in Laikipia and Basecamp Maasai Mara -- were exemplary in how they were built...
    Almut Spalding, Ph.D - Assoc. Professor of Modern Languages - Illinois College, United States
  • Dear Raza, Just a note to let you know that my daughter and I had a wonderful time in Kenya. I fell in love with your beautiful country & people. Our safari at Lewa Conservancy was everything we expected and more.
    Patricia Young - Universal Music Group - California, United States
  • Jambo Altaf, Many thanks for a brilliant holiday. Your choice of tented accommodation at the two Tsavos and Amboseli was superb, we didn't have a favourite. We would recommend AfricanMecca to anyone.
    Geoffrey Topliss - Northampton, United Kingdom
  • We had the most unbelievable African Safari experience imaginable. Our first stay at Wilderness Trails in Lewa was a big surprise. We were able to see all the Big Five up close. Thank you for a superb experience.
    Gary & Helen Bartel - Sacramento - California, United States
  • Dear Raza...We had a fantastic time at Wilderness Trails and Borana. And you and your organization provided top quality service. You were completely correct about all your recommendations. Thank you.
    Deanne LaRue - California, United States
  • Jambo Altaf and Raza! We are back on earth now after our fabulous honeymoon. This is to say THANK YOU so much for organising a week in Kenya that we will never forget.....!
    Dr Krina Zondervan, Oxford University - United Kingdom
  • Dear Raza, The accommodations you recommended were superb. We loved them all -- Giraffe Manor, Wilderness Trails, Governor's Il Moran, Ngorongoro Crater Lodge and Mnemba Island Lodge.
    Pat Bernard, Vice President, Global Channel Sales, Novell Corp - New Hampshire United States

EAST AFRICA SAFARI TRIP IDEA FOR LAIKIPIA IN NORTHERN KENYA

When visiting a conservancy in Laikipia, we recommend combining your safari with a visit to Amboseli, Masai Mara, Nakuru and Naivasha Great Rift Valley Lakes. You may optionally extend out to other wilderness areas of Meru or Tsavo ending with a beach vacation and Swahili cultural tour in the exotic spice island of Zanzibar or Lamu, or even Mombasa.

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