GUIDE ON OL LENTILLE CONSERVANCY IN NORTHERN LAIKIPIA
The local communities benefit from the conservancy as all fixed assets and revenue belong to the local peoples. As active contributors to the wildlife management plans, local communities have self-identified rotational grazing areas, livestock quotas and separate areas for villages and other settlements. This approach ensures buy-in from the communities, and also instills a sense of pride in the success of wildlife protection.
The conservancy is co-managed by local peoples who worked closely with the African Wildlife Foundation to define effective wildlife management strategies. As a result of this collaborative relationship, livestock grazing areas have been limited, allowing the bush to remain in a natural condition that supports wildlife.
With additional support from Regenesis Limited (a Kenyan organization) and the Ol Lentille Trust (a UK non-profit organization), the people of the conservancy have successfully created safari conservation programs that have attracted Kenya’s prized wild animals to move in and reside freely, including many endangered species. The wildlife that exists include plains game from zebras, giraffes, kudus, buffalo, elephants to stalking predators like leopards, hyena, wild dogs and more (read more on when is the best time to go to Laikipia with AfricanMecca).
The soil has recovered from erosion, and the flora that was once overgrazed has returned in its renewed state. The success of Ol Lentille Conservancy has attracted other local communities to join, including Naramut and Narupa Conservancies, Tiemamut Ranch and several other local communities have expressed interest as well. The conservation efforts have been so successful that lands in jeopardy of being under-grazed are being expanded for cattle grazing.
LAIKIPIA NORTH CAMPS & LODGES
Elewana Loisaba Lodo SpringsLaikipia North
Elewana Loisaba Star BedsLaikipia North
Governors Mugie HouseLaikipia North
Siruai Mobile CampLaikipia North
Elewana Loisaba Tented CampLaikipia North
Sosian LodgeLaikipia North
Sanctuary At Ol LentilleLaikipia North
Ol MaloLaikipia North
Laikipia Wilderness CampLaikipia North
Ekorian’s Mugie CampLaikipia North
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WHERE TO STAY IN LAIKIPIA
Most lodgings at Laikipia are deluxe to exclusive. We recommend Lewa Wilderness and Elewana Loisaba Tented Camp as a premier luxury option. Lewa Safari Camp and Sosian offer a deluxe experience.
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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.
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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.
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GUIDE ON LAIKIPIA
Located in northern Kenya, the private conservancies of Laikipia represent an outstanding model of wildlife conservation that provides our guests with a distinctive, multifaceted safari vacation.
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EAST AFRICA SAFARI BOOKING TRIP IDEA FOR LAIKIPIA IN NORTHERN KENYA
When visiting a conservancy in Laikipia, we recommend combining your safari to Masai Mara for the wildebeest migration, Amboseli, Nakuru, Elementaita, and Naivasha - Great Rift Valley Lakes. You can also climb the 2nd highest mountain in Africa: Mount Kenya.
You may optionally extend out to other wilderness areas of Meru, Samburu, Chyulu Hills or Tsavo East - Tsavo West for an offbeat wildlife tour.
You can end your vacation on the Indian Ocean for a beach vacation and Swahili cultural tour in the exotic spice island of Zanzibar or Lamu, or even Mombasa.
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