Click here to watch Kenya video The Laikipia region is on the equator in central Kenya, with wide open plains overlooked by the looming Mount Kenya. There is plenty to do, with spa retreats, safari opportunities and adventurous activities on offer.
The Laikipia district is located in the central region of Kenya, on the equator. The stunning scenery is home to vast open plains in the shadows of Mount Kenya. Laikipia has something for everyone, from wildlife conservation, activity holidays or spa retreats. There is an annual Lewa Downs Cross Country marathon, a gruelling 26 mile race at 3,000 metres.
Wildlife population densities in the Laikipia region now rank second to the internationally renowned Maasai Mara ecosystem in Kenya, and the Big 5 are frequently seen. The area is also home to Kenya’s black rhino, a protected species and the second largest herds of elephant in Kenya. It is also the only area in Kenya to view the Jackson’s Hartebeest.
The diverse scenery from the edge of the Great Rift Valley, to the peaks of Mount Kenya, with dusty plains and verdant grasslands, interspersed with rocky hills, rivers, and waterholes. The so-called “Ewaso ecosystem” is larger than all of Kenya’s protected areas except Tsavo and has more wildlife than all other parks and reserves except the Maasai Mara.
The district has a cool, temperate climate with both rainy and dry seasons.
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