Samburu & Laikipia

The Laikipia area is a collection of communal and private land that are now managed collectively by the Laikipia Wildlife Forum. Lion, wild dog, rhino, reticulated giraffe, aardvark and over 280 species of birds are highlights here. The rhinos have collars and are closely protected. There are a number of excellent lodges to visit here – some fancy and some quite basic – that offer a great variety of things to do. It’s also a highlight to visit a Samburu village—they are an offshoot of the Maasai tribe with some of the most elaborately and colourfully dressed people on the planet. As an added bonus, the area is free from malaria because it’s on high-lying ground.