Laikipia is a massive region consisting of private ranches, communal gazing areas, and game reserves forming an area larger than any national park in the country. In general, a stay in Laikipia is more about the stunning scenery, cultural experiences, and activities, but areas such as the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Ol Pejeta, and Solio still offer excellent game viewing. In fact, these areas are some of the most reliable in all of Africa to see not only see the rhino but also to get an in-depth look at conservation work in action.
Activities include camelback safaris and horse riding, quad biking, tubing, bi-planes, walking safaris, fly camping, mountain biking, fishing, and participating in conservation projects such as Grevy’s zebra or rhino research in Lewa or the Laikipia Predator Project. Cultural experiences are extremely special, and you can visit villages and schools, do special community projects, or simply chat with the camp owners and learn from them directly. All these activities make the area great for families and a perfect addition to days of game viewing in the Mara.