The high plains of Laikipia offer an excellent alternative safari experience to the better-known Maasai Mara. Here, adventurers can spot elephants, black rhino and zebra while staying at one of the many conservancies that protect the wildlife.

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Laikipia and Mara safaris

Kenyan safaris north and south
Nairobi Laikipia (3) Masai Mara National Park (3) Nairobi
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Mara, Laikipia and Great Rift Valley

Kenya’s wildlife hotspots
Nairobi The Great Rift Valley (2) Laikipia (2) Masai Mara National Park (3) Nairobi
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  • Masai Mara National Park

    Masai Mara National Park

    The world-famous Masai Mara is one of Africa’s most popular destinations, with safari-goers flocking to the reserve to glimpse lions, leopards, rhinos, buffalo and elephant...
  • Mombasa


    Mombasa is Kenya’s largest port and has been a gateway into the country for centuries...
  • Nairobi


    Most visitors to Kenya simply fly in and out of capital Nairobi – which is a huge mistake...
  • The Great Rift Valley

    The Great Rift Valley

    The Great Rift Valley stretches across Africa from Mozambique into Lebanon in the Middle East...
  • Mount Kenya

    Mount Kenya

    Mount Kenya might only be Africa’s second-highest mountain – but it’s almost certainly it’s most beautiful...
  • Lake Victoria

    Lake Victoria

    Lake Victoria is the largest freshwater lake in Africa and is one of the sources of the Nile...
  • Gede


Things to do in Laikipia

Our recommended experiences and activities

See the rhino sanctuary of Ol Pejeta

See the rhino sanctuary of Ol Pejeta

Kenya’s rhino population is critically endangered, but the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Laikipia provides sanctuary for 110 black rhino and is home to two of the world’s remaining white rhino.

Where to go in Kenya

Our recommended places

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