The Safari exceeded Sue’s and my expectations and has been a continuous talking point since our return.
John and Suzanne Taylor
KICHECHE LAIKIPIA CAMP
The Kicheche Laikipia camp consists of six luxurious tents The 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 veranda overlooking the waterhole. One tent can be converted into a triple on request. There is a spacious well furnished lounge and dining tent, although meals are usually taken alfresco if weather permits.
Kicheche Laikipia camp is located in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy an area 90,000 acres of wilderness which offers an incredibly uncrowded environment to enjoy quality game viewing. The Conservancy 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 rarer Northern species such as Grevys Zebra, Jacksons Hartebeest and Beisa Oryx. The Conservancy lies on the Equator 30 minutes drive from Nanyuki airstrip and affords wonderful views of Mt Kenya.
A full selection of game-viewing activities is on offer including Day Game Drives, Night Game Drives which focus on nocturnal species not seen on regular day drives. Interpretative Game Walks are another activity permitted on the Conservancy.
There is also a Lion Tracking program which monitors the lions of the area (some have been collared with receivers). As part of the program we are able to track the lions with a portable satellite dish and remit the data to the study centre. Guests may enjoy the unusual priviledge of accompanying the specialist researchers based at the conservancy tracking rhinos, elephants and predators.
In our opinion Kicheche Laikipia is a superb place to stay at a reasonable price where you will be hosted by people who are passionate about Africa and its wildlife.