Kicheche Laikipia Camp
- Kicheche Laikipia Camp is a small and luxurious tented camp
- Personal hosting and an intimate, authentic feel
- Largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa in Ol Pejeta Conservancy
- Big Five destination, without the crowds
- An easy three hour drive from Nairobi or 30 minutes from Nanyuki
- Complimentary access to Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary, haven for chimps
- Participate in ecological monitoring projects of resident lions
Kicheche Laikipia Camp lies in the centre of Ol Pejeta Conservancy’s 90,000 acres of malaria-free wilderness in the high Laikipia region of Kenya. This is the must-do destination for safari lovers in search of quality game-viewing without the crowds, as you see very few vehicles here. This game reserve is set on the Equator with wonderful views of Mount Kenya, yet it is easily reached by air (30 mins from nearby Nanyuki airstrip) or by road (3 hours) from Nairobi, the capital of Kenya.
There are no rigid safari schedules at Kicheche Laikipia. You can explore this private conservancy both on foot with an expert guide, or by 4 x 4 on day and night drives. Bush breakfasts, picnic lunches and sundowners can all be added to a game drive.
Ol Pejeta is home to Kenya’s largest population of Black Rhino, large numbers of elephant, cheetah, lion, leopard and plentiful plains game. There are also a number of rare Northern Kenya species such as Grevy’s Zebra, Jackson’s Hartebeest and Beisa Oryx. Night drives are a popular activity for those keen to spot the local nocturnal wildlife. The various conservation initiatives in operation near the camp allow you to get involved, if you wish, in radio tracking of the resident lion prides. Or you can visit the Jane Goodall chimpanzee sanctuary for orphaned chimps. This is an excellent way to observe the chimps and learn about the perils facing chimpanzees in the wild. More active options at Kicheche Laikipia include canoeing on the camp’s dam or even mountain biking in a designated area of the reserve.
Kicheche Laikipia Tents
Kicheche Laikipia Camp has just six luxurious tents nestled at the foot of indigenous forest overlooking a busy waterhole. The spacious tents are custom designed and are fully insect-proof with en-suite bathrooms equipped with a dresser, flushing toilet and hot showers. There are comfortable chairs on each shady veranda overlooking the waterhole at Kicheche Laikipia. A family tent sleeping up to 4 people is available on request.
There is a spacious lounge and dining tent with open fireplaces for cool evenings, although dinner is generally alfresco if weather permits. This camp is perfect to combine with its sister camps, Kicheche Mara, Kicheche Bush or Kicheche Valley all in the Maasai Mara area.