Kicheche Laikipia

A luxury stay at a top eco-rated lodge in a rich wilderness area with beautiful views of snow-capped Mount Kenya.

Kicheche Laikipia

A luxury stay at a top eco-rated lodge in a rich wilderness area with beautiful views of snow-capped Mount Kenya.


  • Maximum of four people in a game drive vehicle
  • Popular waterhole in dry season located in front of camp
  • Excellent guiding, top notch guides
  • Track radio-collared lions
  • Visit the northern white rhino breeding programme

Kicheche Laikipia is a gold-rated eco-tourism lodge in the Ol Peteja Conservancy in Laikipia. There are just 6 tented suites here, so you are assured of attentive hospitality as you take in the beautiful surroundings of Laikipia and the spectacular views of Mount Kenya. You don't have to go far for your wildlife experience either, as there is an active waterhole in front of the camp, but with so much to do here you'll never be bored.

Each tented suite is tastefully decorated with soft, deep earthy colours, and finished with African artefacts and fabrics. The heavy wooden beds are made from reclaimed fence posts and are decked with throws and cushions. A large veranda is an ideal vantage point for watching the resident wildlife from a comfy chair, and there is also a hammock where you could take your siesta al fresco. The en-suite bathrooms have flush toilets hot showers and twin ceramic basins. Toiletries are provided, along with extra touches such as umbrellas, slippers and bathrobes.

The main tent faces the dam, and houses the dining area and lounge. The heavy wooden table is also made from reclaimed fence posts. Meals are served here when al-fresco dining is not possible. There's a brick fireplace, cosy when lit on a chilly evening. The lounge has deep, comfy and inviting sofas resulting in a homely, relaxed atmosphere at Kicheche Laikipia.

Activities centre around game drives where you will see a wide variety of wildlife that makes its home in Laikipia. Night drives are popular giving you the opportunity to spot some of the nocturnal species such as aardvark, honey badger, civet and zorilla. That's not all, there is a lion tracking programme in the conservancy and you can take part in tracking the collared lions, and relaying the data to the study centre, conservation in action. The Research and Education Centre has various exhibits which makes an interesting stop for both adults and children, you could also incorporate visits to the endangered northern white rhino breeding sanctuary or the Chimpanzee Sanctuary. If you fancy a change of pace, you could take to the water and canoe on the dam, opt for a walking safari where you will, with the help of your guide, find animal spoor, nesting birds and evidence of a whole variety of animals, insects and plants that make up this beautiful wilderness area. For something a little different you could take a safari on two wheels, together with a guide you will spend a few hours exploring on mountain bikes. There is plenty of variety here.

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