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Kicheche Laikipia Camp
Why we like it
- Set in pristine wilderness of the Ol Pejeta Conservancy
- Only six luxurious custom designed canvas tents
- Activities available include walking safaris, day and night game drives, mountain biking, lion tracking and canoeing
- Visit the Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Northern White Rhino enclosure
- Sonja and Andy are the perfect hosts, with over 35 years spent in the bush
Sitting on your private verandah overlooking the water watching the dusty elephants come down to cool off, simply magnificent.
This is the second trip we have done with A&K. (The first was in 1999.) We were very impressed with A&K on the first trip. We were even more impressed with A&K on the second trip. Consequently, we are already considering a third trip with A&K – to Egypt in March 2014.
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With just six tents overlooking a waterhole with an abundance of game visiting daily. Each tents has en-suite bathrooms with flushing toilets and hot showers. The communal lounge area is spacious joining the dining area, however the camp prefers to serve meals alfresco if the weather permits.
Activities available include game drives in both the day and night as well as walking. Time can be spent with the Lion Tracking Programme which monitors lions in the area, some of which have been collared to allow guests to track the lions with a portable satellite dish and send the data back to the study centre on the Conservancy. The Conservancy is also home to a Chimpanzee Sanctuary, here children and adults alike can observe and learn about chimpanzees and the struggles they face in the wild.
Nairobi or Mombasa
8 hours 30 minutes non-stop
GMT +3 hours
Required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever certificate required if arriving from an endemic area
Best time to travel
December - March, July - October
Kenya's equatorial location ensures warm weather year round, though it can be cool at night and first thing in the morning. There are two rain seasons, the long rains occur from late March to early June and short rains from October to December. The rainfall is sometimes heavy and when it does come it often falls in the afternoons and evenings. The hottest period is from February to March and coldest in July to August.
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