Laikipia Plateau

Found between the slopes of Mount Kenya and the northern deserts, the Laikipia Plateau is a stunning region in central Kenya known for its incredible landscapes and abundant wildlife.

Conservation, Biodiversity, and Cultural Diversity

Laikipia is a testament to the success of unified conservation efforts by a conglomerate of forward-thinking landowners. The group of well-maintained ranches demonstrate a unified approach to conservation, often community-based while recognising the role of tourism in preserving the area. The results are astounding. Laikipia is home to impressive wildlife, including half of Kenya’s rhino population, both black and white, and the country’s second-largest population of elephants. The area has a healthy population of wild dogs and houses and Kenya’s sole viable population of Lelwel hartebeest. Laikipia shines as an ethnically diverse region where Maasai, Kikuyu, Mukugodo, Europeans, Pokot, Samburu, Meru, and Turkana communities coexist, sharing the same space, resources and conservation success.

Rolling Savannahs and Rocky Outcrops

A plateau of rolling savannahs, rocky outcrops, and wooded valleys with a diverse range of ecosystems that supports a variety of flora and fauna. Home to some of Kenya’s most sought-after game reserves, offering incredible opportunities for wildlife viewing and safari experiences. Spot some of the Big Five game animals, such as elephants, lions, and buffalos, as well as rare and endangered species such as the Grevy’s zebra and reticulated giraffe. In addition to these natural attractions, the Laikipia Plateau is also rich in cultural heritage, with several communities of pastoralists and indigenous tribes living in the region.


The Laikipia Plateau has a collection of incredible lodges, camps, and exclusive use stays that offer the perfect base from which to explore that area.