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Kicheche Laikipia Camp

Kicheche Laikipia,Ol Pejeta Wildlife Conservancy-Laikipia Kenya

Kicheche Laikipia is an eco-award-winning small luxurious tented camp nestled in the shadows of Mount Kenya at the foot of an indigenous forest overlooking a waterhole. The camp’s squeaky green safari chic marries beautifully and sensitively with the natural highs of her surrounds in the wilderness zone of Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Although located on the Equator, the camp is at an altitude of 6000 ft. Please note that mornings and evenings can be cold due to the influence of the mountain.

Ol Pejeta Conservancy

With 90,000 acres of wilderness, the Conservancy is home to Kenya’s largest population of Black Rhino, large numbers of elephant, cheetah, lion, leopard, African wild dog and plentiful plains game. There are also a number of the rarer Northern species such as Grevys Zebra, Jackson’s Hartebeest and Beisa Oryx. The Conservancy lies on the Equator 30 minutes drive from Nanyuki airstrip and affords wonderful views of Mt Kenya


  • There are only six luxurious tents and an intimate and personalized atmosphere prevails in this superbly hosted camp, one of them is a spacious family suite with 2 bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms. The bedrooms are connected by a lounge furnished with a sofa and a small table enabling private dining.
  • The spacious well-furnished lounge and dining tent have two roaring fires for the cooler evenings.
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are often taken al-fresco and pre-dinner drinks and star gazing are a must under the great African sky.
  • Game viewing is also possible from the comfort of your verandah, overlooking the dam, a magnet for wildlife during the dry season.
  • Water dispensers in the tent to refill your complimentary water bottles.
  • Charging facilities in your tent. Lighting is supplied 24 hours; however, the solar system does not allow hair dryers.
  • WIFI in the lounge


There is an extensive range of activities available and there is an outstanding guiding team to look after you in the field.

The camp is in the low vehicle density wilderness zone of the conservancy and the wildlife viewing is a very private and rewarding activity. Not only is this East Africa’s largest black rhino sanctuary there is also a myriad of other wildlife to be seen including elephant, lion, cheetah and abundant plains game. Ol Pejeta Conservancy also permits night game drives which focus on species not seen on regular day drives.

While in Ol Pejeta, you can visit the Morani Center and the endangered species enclosure with the last remaining Northern White Rhinos on the planet, the chimpanzees sanctuary, or pay a visit to the anti-poaching dogs (some activities at a fee). For the more active visitors, canoeing, horse riding, mountain biking and bush walks.

Laikipia wild camping

If you are keen in experiencing something different and love walking then you don’t want to miss this opportunity. You will be escorted by an armed ranger from Ol Pejeta, along with a Kicheche Silver guide and spend the night in a very private mobile campsite with beautiful views over the Aberdares. As the walk is run on an exclusive basis we are very flexible, and you can walk for as little or as long as you would like.

A lightweight private fly-camp will be set up in advance of arrival. Small dome tents for 2 people are equipped with camp beds, bedrolls and a washstand. Basic bathroom facilities will be set up for you, with a long drop toilet and lovely hot bush showers.

Kicheche Laikipia Rates


Non Resident 2024 Rates in USD

Per Person Per Night860650570
Family Suite3,4402,6002,280
Conservancy  Fee116
Walking Wilderness5,5454,7854,380


  • Peak: 01 July – 31 Oct 24 20 Dec 24 – 02 Jan 25
  • Mid: 03 Jan – 28 Feb 24
  • Green: 01 Mar – 15 Apr 23,15 May – 30 Jun 23 & 01 Nov – 21 Dec 24
  • CLOSED 15 APRIL – 15 MAY

Child rates –

  • Young adults 12-17 years: 75% of adult rate. They pay 50% if guests share a Triple or Quad tent.
  • Children 3 – 11 years: 50% of the adult rate.
  • Infants under 3: free of charge, however, note that our camps are not very conducive to infants
  • Family Quad Tents: available at Mara and Valley camps.
  • Family Suites: available at Mara and Laikipia camps (rates listed above)
  • Mara Conservancy fees: 50% of adult fees for all children & teens 17 years and below.
  • Laikipia Conservancy fees: 50% of adult fees for all children 11 years and below.
  • Junior ranger: complimentary activity at Kicheche Laikipia.

Rates Includes: Airstrip transfers; full board accommodation including picnics & drinks, shared game-viewing drives, night drives, escorted bush walks, laundry,canoeing and mountain biking and a $5 per night Community Trust contribution. Rates do not include the use of a private vehicle or late departure fee.


Special Offers 2024

  • CONSERVANCY SAFARI – a combination of Laikipia + Mara or Valley Camp 6 for 5 OFFER valid throughout 2024. The Free night is at Laikipia Camp.
  • Kicheche Valley HONEYMOON OFFER – brides 50% off valid 2024 (Jul-Sep 25% off) and a half-hour free massage.(Travel within 12 months of wedding)
  • LONG STAY DISCOUNT 10% rate reduction – for 6 nights or more

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