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Laikipia Wilderness Camp

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Laikipia Expeditions

Ol Donyo Lemboro is located in Central Laikipia with the most spectacular variety in landscape. The low-lying land around the Ewaso Narok River is bordered by vibrant ridgelines dotted with ancient dryland forest remnants. In contrast, the plateaus of the western ridges which advertise the edge of the great Rift Valley, form flat grassy plains with brilliant escarpment views.

Within this 70,000-acre Landscape Laikipia Expeditions has three camps; Laikipia Wilderness Camp, Laikipia Palm Camp and Laikipia River Camp. All three Camps are designed to provide an authentic safari experience while contributing to the local area economically and environmentally.

Laikipia Wilderness
Laikipia Wilderness camp

The Laikipia Wilderness Camp

Nestling on a hillside above the Ewaso Narok River, Laikipia Wilderness Camp enjoys a unique, more adventurous, relaxed safari experience where people prefer to stay longer and enjoy this family-owned camp. The rooms are carefully sited to invite both couples who seek a private, secluded stay and young families. Adjoined tents with a shared bathroom and veranda enable families to keep an eye on little ones, yet soak up the wilderness experience.

Six spacious tented rooms complement a central dining area with indoor and outdoor sitting areas giving snug warmth and views of the stunning Laikipia Landscape. Plentiful books and board games enable reference and relaxation. Traditional and beautifully rustic; each bedroom and ensuite bathroom is individually designed using local materials, sustainable soaps and body wash. Cool, private verandas invite peace and relaxation while you enjoy the vista and the wildlife.

Understated luxury; each bedroom and ensuite bathroom is individually designed using local materials, sustainable soaps and body wash. Cool, private verandas invite peace and relaxation while you enjoy the vista and the wildlife.

On top of a rock above camp, a swinging bench offers a 360-degree view of the Laikipia landscape with the impressive skyline of Mount Kenya on clear days. Feel free to grab your book and enjoy the tranquillity of this unique viewpoint. The owner’s dogs do live in the main camp helping to make the atmosphere feel like home.

Family Tent

We have a total of four family tents which are a double room, with interconnecting twin for smaller children. One of our family tents is extra large and designed for families with up to four children who are in an interconnecting quadrouple room, next door to the double and with a bathroom at the rear.


A variety of double or twin tents which attach to an open air bathroom, so you can enjoy showering under the stars. Spacious verandas and day beds to enjoy the relaxing moments.

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Laikipia Wilderness River Camp

Laikipia Wilderness River Camp Nestled on the serene banks of the Ewaso Narok River, Laikipia Wilderness River Camp embodies the same ethos as our main camp. With familiar staff, guides, catering style, activities and ambience, it seamlessly extends the unique experience we offer.

The camp comprises four cottages, featuring two family cottages and two versatile double, twin, or triple rooms, all equipped with en suite open-air bathrooms. The thatched buildings provide a cool retreat during siesta time, and the sounds of the river create a tranquil backdrop for your stay.

The heart of the camp boasts a large central mess and dining area, fostering a sense of community and camaraderie among guests. It’s an ideal space for larger groups seeking an exclusive and immersive wilderness experience.

Discover Laikipia Wilderness River Camp, where the soothing sounds of the river harmonize with our commitment to providing an authentic and unforgettable safari adventure.

Laikipia Wilderness Palm Camp

Laikipia Wilderness Palm Camp, opened its doors officially in October 2023. This unique camp strikes a perfect balance between our main camp and river camp, featuring four tented en-suite rooms elevated on wooden stilts. The rooms offer an enchanting perspective of the Ewaso Narok River, each with a private veranda where guests can immerse themselves in the scenic beauty of the river.

Inside, guests can enjoy the comfort of spacious bedrooms and well-appointed en-suite bathrooms with continuous hot and cold running water, ensuring their comfort 24 hours a day. The heart of the camp is the central mess, a welcoming and open-plan space designed for relaxation. Complete with a high bar, comfortable seating, and a dining area, it’s an ideal place to connect with friends and family while you relish in the immersive wilderness experience.

Outside, the expansive lawn provides additional seating areas with breathtaking views of the river. Laikipia Wilderness Palm Camp gives guests easy access to the Ewaso Narok River, offering a plethora of river activities for those seeking adventure. Whether you fancy fishing or a refreshing swim, the riverside setting provides an idyllic backdrop for these enjoyable pursuits.

Experience the allure of Laikipia Wilderness Palm Camp, where safari comfort meets the untamed beauty of nature. We invite you to unwind, connect, and create lasting memories along the banks of the Ewaso Narko River.

Laikipia Wilderness Camp Activities

At Laikipia Wilderness Camp, guests are treated to a plethora of activities designed to connect them with the wilderness and provide the full African safari experience. Here is a closer look at some of the adventures you can embark upon during your stay:

Game Drives

Embark on shared game drives in custom-built 4×4 vehicles, providing an intimate view of Africa’s famed wildlife. Guests can expect to see a variety of animals in their natural habitat and experience the thrill of being in the wild.

Night Drives

Experience the African bush in a unique way by going on a night drive. This adventure gives guests the chance to spot nocturnal creatures that are shy and elusive during the day.

Walking Safaris

For those who wish to connect more deeply with the environment, guided walking safaris are available. You’ll have the chance to learn about the smaller flora and fauna, track animals, and experience the thrill of walking in big game country.

Wild Dog Tracking

Join the conservation efforts by participating in wild dog tracking activities. Laikipia Wilderness Camp is engaged in monitoring these endangered animals, and guests can contribute by helping to track them.


For a truly immersive experience, try fly-camping, where you spend a night in a lightweight tent under the stars, surrounded by the sounds of the African night.


Enjoy the serenity of river fishing, which adds a relaxing yet exciting activity to your safari repertoire.

Mountain Biking

For the active adventurer, mountain biking across the plains provides an adrenaline rush and a unique perspective of the landscape and wildlife.

River Swimming and Rafting

When water levels permit, the camp offers river swimming and rafting, which are perfect for cooling off on hot days and adding some fun to the safari experience.

Bush Meals and Sundowners

Experience dining in the great outdoors with carefully prepared bush meals and toasting to the setting sun with traditional sundowner cocktails in scenic locations.

Cultural Village Visits

For an additional fee, guests have the opportunity to visit a local village to learn about the local culture and traditions.

Photographic Safari

Photographers, from amateurs to professionals, can tailor their experience to ensure they capture the perfect shot, whether it’s by booking a private vehicle or engaging in specific photographic group activities.

River Camp Activities

The Laikipia Wilderness River Camp, with its serene riverside setting, offers additional activities focused on the water, giving a refreshing change from the standard safari itinerary.

Leopard-Specific Safari

Leopard-specific trips are available for those who have a particular interest in these elusive felines, with priority being given to sightings and dedicated vehicles ready for advance booking.

Late Departure

Guests at Laikipia Wilderness Camps need not worry about rushing on their final day. With late departure accommodated at no extra charge, there is ample time to soak in the last moments of the safari experience.

Understated Luxury and Immersive Experiences

Throughout all these activities, guests can rest assured that the camps maintain a high level of luxury and comfort, rooted in sustainable and environmentally-friendly practices. With an array of activities that cater to every interest and age, Laikipia Wilderness Camp ensures an unforgettable safari adventure for all guests.

Laikipia Wilderness Camp Rates

Immerse yourself in the wild heart of Kenya with a stay at Laikipia Wilderness Camp. Experience luxury in the bush with inclusive rates that cater to every guest. Whether you’re flying solo or bringing the family along for an adventure, find the perfect rate tailored to your needs.

Rates Details

Residents Rates in Kshs & Non-Residents Rates in US$ Per Night

Here’s what you can expect for nightly rates, conservation contributions, and additional seasonal charges:

Laikipia Wilderness Camp 2024 All Year Rates

  • Adult: $660 Rate + $140 Conservation Fee per night
  • Teen (11-17 years): $450 Rate + $90 Conservation Fee per night
  • Child (0-10 years): $300 Rate + $60 Conservation Fee per night
  • Adult: $50 Surcharge per night
  • Teen: $35 Surcharge per night
  • Child: $25 Surcharge per night
  • All meals and local drinks
  • Conservation fees
  • Laundry services
  • A variety of shared activities: early morning and night game drives, walking safaris, tracking endangered species, fly-camping, and so much more
  • No extra charge for late departure (though vacating the tent by 10 am is required)
  • Village visits ($100 per group up to 6 persons)
  • Transfers (refer to listed transfer costs)
  • Staff gratuities
  • Additional charges for private vehicle use
  • Private guide fees for both residents and non-residents, along with their respective conservation fees
  • An extra lunch or packed lunch on departure day ($20 per person)
  • $200 single supplement per night, with the first single supplement waived per booking (peak season excluded)
  • Special arrangements required for children under 5
  • Photographic and Leopard-specific trips: mandated private vehicle
  • Guide accommodations available but at guest rates
  • No external vehicles permitted for game drives within the property

Laikipia Wilderness Camp isn’t just about luxury accommodations; you’re also stepping into a world where the wilderness beckons. Connect with the incredible biodiversity of Central Laikipia, unwind at the Palm or River Camp, and revel in an array of activities that bring the African safari experience to life.

For those seeking adventure, tranquility, and a touch of luxury, Laikipia Wilderness Camp is your gateway to an unforgettable African safari.

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Real Stories from Happy Travelers at Laikipia Wilderness Camp

Adventure in the Kenya Wild: A Family’s Tale

“One of the most incredible experiences our family has ever had! From the moment we arrived at Laikipia Wilderness Camp, we felt the adventure in our bones. The kids were overjoyed with the family tent arrangements and loved the wild dog tracking excursion. The team there is attentive and made us feel right at home. This is Africa as you’ve always dreamed it would be!”

A Honeymoon to Remember

“My husband and I chose Laikipia Wilderness Camp for our honeymoon and it couldn’t have been more perfect. The understated luxury of the tents and the stunning views across the Laikipia landscape were beyond romantic. We had intimate dinners under the stars and the staff even surprised us with a private sundowner on one of the evenings. We left with full hearts and a promise to return.”

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