Kicheche Laikipia Camp




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.

Excellent Game Viewing

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 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.

Kicheche Laikipia Camp on the map


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Double Tent

Spacious tent to accommodate 2 guests.


Triple tent

Spacious tent accommodates 3 guests. One double and one single bed OR three single beds.


Single tent

Accommodates 1 guest.



1 double, 2 single beds



2 single beds



All meals, laundry, game drives, guided walks, beers, wines, soft drinks, laundry, local airstrip transfers


Champagne & luxury spirits

Family Suitability

Accepts older children

Malaria Rating

Malarial area year-round

Good For

Adventure, Big 5, Birding, Cycling, Flora, Hiking, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Wildlife, Wine