This is a safari to Unblemished Wilderness of Laikipia in Kenya and how to get the coolest 4 days/3 nights safari in this area of great rift valley Laikipia wilderness in Kenya.
The Laikipia Ecosystem: spans two million acres of unblemished wilderness in the North of Kenya. It has icy mountains, arid dry lands, savannah and forest.
Through its varied environment roams an incredible diverse array of wildlife, which visitors can see in countless ways … on foot, horse, camel or bicycle; by Land Rover, plane or helicopter or even hanging below the silk wing of a paraglider.
Laikipia is home to ethnically diverse communities, including the Mukogodo Maasai, Kikuyu, and Meru, who live side by side with Turkana, Samburu and Pokot.
The various indigenous communities have joined together in partnership with settlers and ranchers to create a conservation and wildlife haven.
The Laikipia Plateau stretches from Mount Kenya in the East to the Great Rift Valley in the West; it is home to unique plant life and specialized northern game like gerenuk, Grevy’s zebra and reticulated giraffe.
Big game lives in harmony with Lakipia’s human population – allowed to wander freely on the vast open grassland that characterize the region, at one with the people who live here.
Visitors enjoy total liberty in Laikipia: free from sometimes inhibiting game park rules. The area is almost entirely privately or communally owned; this allows guests the rare privilege of watching game by night, walking or riding horses in the bush: experiencing life in an African wilderness, little changes since time began.
I want to introduce three fantastic, unique wilderness retreats in Laikipia to you:
:It is an unique refuge overlooking the spectacular Mukutan Gorge on the edge of the Great Rift Valley, the Retreat is situated on the extreme west of Laikipia on the 100,000 acre Laikipia Nature Conservancy.
Home to conservationist and author Kuki Gallmann. Mukutan means ‘the meeting’ and it is here that the fingers of surrounding hills meet.
Mukutan Retreat is an exclusive hideaway for discriminate travelers, providing simple yet extremely sophisticated comfort. Built in elegant African style, using local stone, native woods and papyrus thatch, each cottage is original in layout and décor.
The unique setting, the silent and the evocative sounds of Africa, make the Mukutan Retreat simply memorable.
Sabuk Lodge:Sabuk Lodge is perched high on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro river, in the Northern Frontier District, overlooking the Laikipia Plateau and Samburu land.
This stunning wilderness destination is home to professional safari guide Verity Williams and her family.
The Lodge has five open sided cottages, each one unique in design and décor, en-suite bathrooms, with private verandahs facing out over the river gorge 150 feet below.
It is a fabulous family holiday destination. There is plenty to enjoy while at Sabuk Lodge; Camel assisted walks and camel rides, game drives, Guided nature walks and insights into traditional bush craft skills and river swimming and fishing.
Sabuk Lodge is Kenya’s finest; enjoy a picturesque view and a luxurious setting in the peace and quiet of your private room.
Loisaba Lodge: is untamed bush but also a working cattle farm; it conducts important wildlife research and - crucially - works closely with the community who have defended this land for generations.
Guests see Africa as it was before fences were invented. Constructed from stone, local timber and thatch, the lodge is perched high on the edge of the plateau looking south towards Mount Kenya.
Each room of the Lodge has large French windows that open onto a private deck cantilevered off the escarpment. The views are legendary, and a water hole a few hundred feet below draws continuous wildlife.
All the furniture in the lodge is handmade at Loisaba. The lodge has a swimming pool, tennis court, bocce court and croquet lawn.
The spa offers massage and beauty treatment and a romantic open-air bubble bath, all with a tranquil view of the unspoilt Karissia Hills.