Kicheche Laikipia

Kicheche Laikipia is a small eco-camp set in shady indigenous forest in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, with iconic Mount Kenya as a backdrop. There are just 6 luxury ensuite tents overlooking a waterhole at this award-winning property, in an area which hosts just one bed per 1,500 acres, so your safari experience is sure to be an incredibly personal one.

A large tent with an interconnecting dining and lounge area contains a fireplace and library. While meals can be enjoyed here, breakfast and lunch are often consumed outdoors when the weather permits.

A day at Kicheche Laikipia begins early, with a game drive at sunrise. Return to camp for breakfast, with time to relax and read, before departing on another outing late in the afternoon. Enjoy sundowners around the campfire before savouring dinner by candlelight al fresco or in the dining tent. Escorted walks are also possible as are night-time game drives. The Ol Pejeta Conservancy is home to Kenya’s largest population of black rhino as well as a number of endangered species such as Jackson’s hartebeest and Beisa oryx.

Camp Location

How to get to Kicheche Laikipia

Fly from Nairobi to Nanyuki airstrip, where you are transferred to the lodge (around 30 minutes) by road. You can also drive from Nairobi – total trip time is approximately 4 hours.

Activities at Kicheche Laikipia

  • Game drives in open-roofed, open-sided 4WD vehicles in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy
  • Night safaris
  • Interpretive game walks
  • Chimpanzee Sanctuary visit
  • Wildlife Educational Centre

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

Kicheche Laikipia Highlights

  • Very intimate camp atmosphere
  • Exceptionally personal animal encounters
  • Opportunities for walking and night safaris
  • Chance to view chimpanzees
  • Ability to track local lions

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Kenya Overview

Why Kenya: Since the early 19th century Kenya has captivated visitors with its astounding quantity and diversity of wildlife as well as with its majestic scenery. The country has well-established tourist infrastructure and a good standard of accommodation.

Game Viewing: Excellent game-viewing year round. Jul-Sep is popular when the wildebeest migration is in the Masai Mara.

Culture: Maasai and Samburu pastoralists who continue their traditional way of life.

Climate: Temperate climate (22°- 25°C) due to high altitude but hot in low-lying areas like the Rift Valley (30°- 35°C). Hot and humid along the coast. “Long rains” take place in Apr/May, whilst “short rains” occur in mid-Oct to mid-Dec.

Combine With: Tanzania, which is situated on Kenya’s southern border and is easily reached by road or air from Nairobi. Mt Kilimanjaro straddles the two countries and Kenya’s Masai Mara is part of Tanzania’s Serengeti ecosystem, the arena for the wildebeest migration.

Getting There: The gateway to Kenya is Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Nairobi is linked by daily air services from Australia via the UAE or Qatar in the Middle East or via Johannesburg in South Africa.

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