Kicheche Laikipia Camp is a small, luxurious, tented camp set at the foot of Mount Kenya at the edge of an indigenous forest near an active waterhole. Enjoy game viewing from the comfort of your private verandah overlooking the water, with wildlife activity throughout the day.
- Excellent game viewing area, comparable to Maasai Mara
- Vast, uncrowded area with Kenya’s largest population of black rhino
- Large numbers of elephant, cheetah, lion, leopard and African wild dog
- Rare northern species of Grevy’s Zebra, Jackson’s Hartebeest and the Beisa Oryx
- Small, intimate and luxurious camp overlooking active waterhole
- Superb views of snow-capped Mount Kenya
- Horseback riding excursions available
Set in the centre of Ol Pejeta Conservancy, this intimate luxury camp is home to Kenya's largest population of black rhino as well as healthy numbers of elephant, cheetah, lion, leopard, African wild dog and plentiful plains game. You also have an excellent chance to spot the rarer northern species like Grevy’s zebra, Jackson’s hartebeest and the beisa oryx. With a ratio of only one bed per 1,500 acres, you're guaranteed a private, exclusive safari experience.
Private, luxurious accommodation
Kicheche Camp was the 2014 winner of both the 'Best Value Safari Property in Kenya Award' as well as 'Eco Warrior' winner. The camp only has six custom-designed luxury tents, fully insect-proof with en-suite bathrooms, flushing toilets, shower with hot and cold running water. One of the tents can sleep four guests, making it perfect for families.
Comfortable main camp
There is a spacious, well-furnished lounge and dining tent with two fireplaces for cooler evenings. Breakfast and lunch are often served al fresco if weather permits so guests can enjoy the sweeping views of the plains, the wildlife and Mount Kenya. Solar power is available 24-hours a day.
Varied game activities
Kicheche Laikipia Camp offers a wide range of wildlife activities including walking safaris, game viewing in open safari vehicles (day and night), mountain bike safaris, lion tracking, canoeing and visits to the Wildlife Educational Centre, chimpanzee sanctuary and northern white rhino enclosure.
By air - Nanyuki Airstrip (a 40-minute game viewing drive from camp) is in the heart of Kenya and acts as the safari ‘hub’ with daily connections to Nairobi and onward scheduled flights to Samburu, Lewa and the Maasai Mara. The nearby Ol Pejeta Airstrip caters for air charters.
By road - The drive from and to Nairobi takes approximately 4 hours from Ol Pejeta Conservancy.
Our take on Kicheche Laikipia Camp
With only six tents, this is a small, intimate camp, probably the most luxurious in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. It's in a beautiful location, with great views and loads of game activities. Relaxed, unpretentious, eco-savvy with superb guiding and excellent hospitality, it's great to see it consistently win awards and garner great reviews.
- Full board including picnics
- Beverages, non-branded drinks and house wines
- Unlimited shared game viewing drives (day and night)
- Complimentary excursion to Ngare Ndare Forest
- Escorted bush walks
- Courtesy airstrip transfers
- ALL CONSERVANCY FEES and Trust contribution
- Premium-branded drinks and champagne
- Transfers from non-designated airstrips
- Late departure surcharges
- Items of a personal nature
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