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Laikipia

Located to the north of Nairobi and Mount Kenya, Laikpia is regarded as the gateway to Kenya’s wild northern frontier district, where some of the country’s most encouraging conservation success stories are unfolding. This region is at the forefront of ecotourism in Kenya with cutting edge community grazing programs and community empowerment projects, ensuring the survival of endemic and rare species such as Grevy’s zebra, Jackson’s Hartebeest & Reticulated Giraffe, including roughly half of Kenya’s 600 black rhino population.

Laikipia is a plateau district, straddling the equator north west of Mount Kenya – an area which is increasingly recognised as one of Kenya’s best safari regions. The plains stretch from the Rift Valley to magnificent escarpments, which drop to the Northern Frontier District. The environment mostly consists of acacia-dotted savannahs, olive forests and scrubby bush, with altitudes varying from about 1500 to 1950m. There are multiple ethnic communities here with the Kikuyus and Maasai communities forming the largest portion of its residents, as well as Borana, Samburu, Kalenjin, Meru and some Europeans forming its minorities.

With courtesy of Governors’ camp website.