- Small intimate safari camp
- Superb Wilderness location
- Fly camping & Bush Walks
- Fantastic for Families
Laikipia Wilderness Camp is a superb intimate wilderness safari experience in the wild Laikipia region. In our opinion the Camp is pitched perfectly (no pun intended) - intimate, wilderness setting, good wildlife, ambiance, but no unnecessary luxuries which means it offers relatively good value for money.
The Laikipia region is a vast expanse of wilderness spreading from the foothills of Mount Kenya towards the Rift Valley. Unlike Kenya’s prominent National Parks, this is an area where other tourists are few and far between and where game drives are just a part of the experience. Privately managed, but rich in wildlife, Laikipia is Kenya’s best location for walking and experiencing the African bush. Laikipia combines well with the Masai Mara and if you are headed in that direction it makes sense to fly onto the Mara or make a longer road journey of it, with a couple of nights in the Rift Valley on route. Alternatively you could focus your entire safari experience in Laikipia and then combine with a relaxing break on the Kenyan Coast. It is a 5 hour drive from Nairobi to Laikipia or you can fly to Nanyuki and transfer by road (1 1/2 hours) from there.
This is a small, simple camp in a stunning location offering a very welcome balance of ambience, comfort and superb wildlife without being ridiculously expensive. The five tents are large and comfortable, each built on a platform with a private veranda, proper beds and behind the tent an en suite bathroom partially open to the skies allowing you to shower under the stars. There is a tented mess building with dining room, bar and sitting room/library, and a deck in front with open camp-fire in the evenings. Meals are simple home-made affairs usually served outside set around a camp fire.
The area offers fantastic wildlife with big numbers of elephants, giraffe, hippo, Grevy’s zebra, leopard, wild dog, lion, striped and spotted hyena, aardwolf, aardvark, and over 280 species of birds. Hosts Steve and Annabelle Carey have been running safaris in Zimbabwe, Zambia and Kenya for the last 20 years. There are no set routines as each day is different depending on what the wildlife is doing, and what you will most enjoy. You can combine game drives (in open vehicles, day or night) with walking, Rock-climbing, Swimming, Biking, Rafting and Fishing in the river, visits to local Samburu villages, Fly camping, Birding, Wild dog and lion tracking, rope swing, rock scrambling and waterfall visits.
We strongly recommend Laikipia Wilderness Camp for walkers and families. Walking is a specialty, whether you just want a short half hour walk, or to head out for the day and fly camp overnight in the bush. It offers the perfect contrast to game drives, allowing you to stretch your legs and enjoy a more immersive and often more educational bush experience.
The Camp is ideal for families, children can go on adventure walks, swim, raft and fish in the river and scramble and climb on nearby outcrops. The owners have three of their own children on camp and will suggest a programme designed to suit you. We recommend a minimum stay of three nights, but you could happily stay a whole week. Some tents are close together specifically for families and all of the tents can comfortably sleep three, or four if it is two younger children. There is no minimum age restriction.
- Country house feel
- Wilderness experience
- Fantastic facilities
- Beautiful landscapes
- Temporary adventure camps
- Beautiful locations
- Camel Supported Walking Safaris
- Distinctive, elevated location
- Camel safaris and fly-camping
- Fishing, horse riding, bird watching
- Day & night game drives, bush walks
- High quality camp
- Fully inclusive
- Excellent game-viewing
- Strict eco-friendly principles
- Exclusive location
- Excellent wildlife
- Small swimming pool
- Family Friendly
- Pre / Post Mnt kenya stopover
- Basic but comfortable
- Good value
- Nice Gardens
- Aberdares National Park
- Rustic, traditional lodging
- Watering hole
- Wildlife viewing from the lodge
- Stunning panoramic views
- Excellent Game viewing
- Unique, luxury lodge
- Unusual Wildlife
- Romantic setting
- Remote Meru NP location
Combines one of our favourite safari camps in Africa with a barefoot beach lodge on the Kenya Coast.
Tailor-made Classic 9 days
From $3,505 per person
The best of Kenya for families, combining the wilderness of Laikipia North, superb safari in the Masai Mara and the beautiful Kenya Coast.
Tailor-made Luxury 13 days
From $7,645 per person
Enjoy some of the best safari in Africa on this two centre family friendly safari in the Laikipia Wilderness and Masai Mara.
Tailor-made Classic 1 week
From $5,125 per person
Dear Lisa, We are now back home and had a fantastic time. All the arrangements went seamlessly, transport and hotels were great. Laikipia was amazing, a very personal experience and they did all they could to accommodate everything we wanted to do. The river location was fantastic and ideal for the children as they got to swim in it. It is somewhere we would all like to return to. There might not have been the numbers that you get on the Masai Mara however we got to see lions with cubs, two black leopards, a golden leopard and the wild dogs as well as a huge number of other animals and birds. Thank you for suggesting to stay for 4 nights, it was just the right amount of time. The tamarin Hotel was a good choice as we were able to eat at the Carnivore restaurant which was an experience. Mauritius was lovely and relaxing, just what we needed after a very active time in Laikipia. Accommodation and service was great. Weather was good for most of the time, a few showers over the last couple of days. Thank you once again for organising it all. Sally
Sally M reviewing Laikipia Wilderness and Plains on 11 August 2023
It was a fantastic experience, thanks very much. All the arrangements were seamless and our guiding/support team were excellent, if there is a way for you to formally commend the team to your ground operators then I would be grateful if you could do that, they really were brilliant.
Many thanks for your help in arranging the trip, and for your patience during the multiple re-arrangements over the past couple of years.
Kind regards, John
John B reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 14 November 2022
I had just the most incredible time on the climb.
The team were incredible and just so accommodating. I really only have good things to say as it was such a great experience.
George was as good as a guide as it gets, very articulate and made sure I was comfortable the whole way up with frequent briefings.
Finn R reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 10 May 2019