Located on a sheer escarpment that overlooks the Laikipia, it is impossible not to have your breath taken away by the views! This truly is to experience the African sky at its largest. The lodge itself is set on a private cattle ranch that now features wandering oryx and the occasional elephant....but the idea of coming here is to unwind and take in that view. Again, a great accompaniment to the nearby Mara, and with activities such as horse riding, helicopter rides, tennis, a full spa and plenty more, you can be as energised as you like.
Set in a hidden corner of the Laikipia plateau, Sabuk overlooks the Ewaso Nyiro River as it flows through the valley, providing fantastic views from all of the rooms. Owned and managed by Verity Williams, the lodge has a fantastic feeling of being amongst nature and, with activities such as walking safaris, fly camping, camel rides and game driving, it offers something for just about everyone. A very good spot to relax after a few days in the much busier Mara.
Set in the shadows of Mt Kenya and the Aberdare Mountain range, Solio Lodge is a safe haven for some of East Africa’s last remaining Rhino. The sanctuary covers 17,000 acres of the greater 45,000 acre ranch and holds around 150 white rhino and about 70 black rhino, a huge population meaning you are guaranteed phenomenal sightings of these endangered animals. As well as all the rhino there are also good sightings of Lion and Buffalo, as well as a number of antelope and bird species.
Laragai is the private home of the Stephenson family and can be rented while they are away. The house is vast with all of the amenities that you would expect for a comfortable country house with a superb main area and a spread of rooms, all different in style and decoration.
The concept behind Ol Lentille is a truly admirable one and the lodge follows in the footsteps of other Kenyan lodges who have tried to incorporate local communities into conservation rather than excluding them. The lodge itself is cleverly thought out with a range of differing options open for couples through to larger families. The idea is to have a private house which is fully catered for, while also having the amenities of a larger lodge. Everything has been arranged to a very high spec and this is certainly one of the best choices in the Laikipia area.
It has been a true labour of love for the owners Colin, Rocky and their son Andrew, and they have succeeded in creating some thing very special. With 7 rooms in the lodge and 4 in the house ranging from the crocodile room and its crocodile bath, to the hippo rooms and their over head beds, each room has a certain character of its own. The house itself is vast and shares the views of Ol Malo which is about 20 minutes away. With features such as a rooftop sun deck, a large barbeque area and a luxury infinity pool.