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The Laikipia plateau stretches from the foothills of the Aberdares, across vast open plains to the Northern Frontier District and the Mathews Range. The region nurtures exceptional wildlife and cultural diversity and is home to many communities including the Laikipiak Maasai and the Samburu tribes. Around Sabuk the area is wild and hilly, with dense acacia bush and an abundance of wildlife including reticulated giraffe, buffalo, impala, elephant, klipspringer, zebra, eland, waterbuck, lion and leopard. There is also great bird watching and incredible scenery.
Much of Laikipia is covered by large privately owned ranches covering a wide range of landscapes, with high plains and low forested valleys. Visiting a private ranch in this region is an ideal way of exploring the Kenyan wilderness while getting off the well beaten paths of the National Parks. Staying on a private ranch gives a wide range of options for both activities and relaxation. Game viewing tends to be more intimate and adventurous. The emphasis here is on personal service, backed up by excellent local knowledge and guiding.
The real attraction of Laikipia is a wonderful sense of freedom, not just the freedom of wide open spaces, but freedom of choice to explore at your own pace and discover the wildlife in your own way.