Discover Laikipia Plateau

Set against the backdrop of Mt Kenya, the Laikipia plateau extends over 9500 sq km of semi-arid plains, dramatic gouges and acacia-thicket-covered hills. This patchwork of privately owned ranches, wildlife conservancies and small-scale farms has become one of the most important areas for biodiversity in the country, boasting wildlife densities second only to those found in the Masai Mara.

It’s the last refuge of Kenya’s African wild dogs and it’s here that some of the most effective conservation work in the country is being done. Indeed, these vast plains are home to some of Kenya’s highest populations of endangered species, including half of the country’s black rhinos and half of the world’s Grevy’s zebras.

Where to stay in Laikipia

Luxury safari lodges in Laikipia

Segera Retreat

Segera Retreat

Beautifully renovated stables form the core of the main area, while six large luxurious villas rise on wooden platforms above a profusion of botanical life. The lavish new Farmhouse homestead, Segera House and perfectly-positioned Villa Segera boast even greater privacy and luxury. 

Kifaru House

Kifaru House

A haven of luxury in the bush, guests will immediately feel at home on arrival, warmly welcomed by the friendly and attentive staff.  The comfortable sitting room with well-stocked bar and elegant dining area extend out to a large, comfortably furnished terrace. Plunge into the wilderness.

Lewa Safari Camp

Lewa Safari Camp

Sprawling over the Laikipia plains, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is a vibrant wildlife conservancy that is popular with celebrities, royals, conservationists, writers and photographers. Visitors to Lewa are privy to some of the most spectacular wildlife viewing that Kenya has to offer.

Solio Lodge

Solio Lodge

Solio Lodge is located on the Solio Reserve, which is part of a private ranch and is home to a diverse population of wildlife, including both black and white rhino. Solio Game Reserve is internationally recognised as the most successful private rhino breeding reserve in Kenya.

Arijiju House

Arijiju House

Arijiju is a beautiful, ultra luxury private home in the game-rich, malaria-free, Kenyan Highlands with rare, truly wild luxuries. An elegant spa and hammam, a gym, clay tennis and squash courts, a pool and glorious, health-focused menus make wellness feel effortless.

Ol Jogi Ranch

Ol Jogi Ranch

There is ebony furniture, custom-made Lalique lamps, dark-wood antiques, and a drawing room dominated by raging lions leaping out of 19th-century European paintings. The service is pin sharp without being stuck-up, and everything you touch is of far higher quality than what you can find.