Destination Laikipia is a concerted effort by the County Government of Laikipia (representing the public sector) in collaboration with the Laikipia Tourism Association (representing the private sector) to actualize our commitment in supporting Laikipia as the leading wildlife tourism destination, preferred choice for establishing holiday homes, the ultimate weekend rest and relaxation destination, the preferred conferencing destination and the preferred County for unique high yielding investments.
Laikipia is undoubtedly one of the most exciting Counties in Kenya, offering unmatched tourism experiences and investment opportunities in the region. With our unique combination of abundant wildlife, spectacular scenery, cultural diversity, and a plethora of community conservation experiences that stretch from the Rift Valley to the iconic slopes of Mount Kenya, Laikipia County represents what is possible!
Laikipia is Kenya’s Cosmopolitan County and a sanctuary for a growing population of over 80 mammal species including black and white rhino, Lelwel hartebeest, the iconic Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, lions, elephants and then beautiful wild dog. The County ranks as Kenya’s second most extensive wildlife haven, forming part of the much broader 56,000-Km2 Ewaso ecosystem.
Private conservancies, organisations dedicated to conservation research and community development, small and large scale farming as well as breath taking geographical formations and micro ecosystems make Laikipia one of the most important regions for biodiversity in the Country, if not Africa.
The Laikipia experience comes largely free of the constraints that apply in most national parks and reserves. Night game drives, guided nature walks, bike tours, horse riding and camel treks are some of the exhilarating activities that await you. Our cultural diversity is an integral part of your experience. We have worked together to develop exciting travel packages aimed at meeting your ultimate Laikipia travel experience. We are also a county that demonstrates how successful community tourism can be. Renowned lodges such as Il Ngwesi, Tassia, Koija Star Beds, and The Sanctuary at Ol Lentile are but just a few of the best of what we have to offer.
This is Destination Laikipia! We are offering a taste of what the County has to offer with just a click of a button, so go ahead and explore! Karibu Laikipia!
Nanyuki is your gateway into Laikipia and the Mount Kenya region. It lies on the A2 highway from Nairobi and is a comfortable 3 to 3.5hr drive from the capital. The town offers easy access to various hotels and restaurants that suit different budgets and tastes.
The beautiful town of Nyahururu offers an alternative scenic route into Laikipia. Home to the famous Thompson’s Falls, Nyahururu brings you closer to the Aberdares, from the Western route and has an array of fabulous hotels and picturesque landscapes.