List of 10 Interesting Things to Do in Laikipia County

This article lists the top ten most popular tourist destinations and things to do in Laikipia County. Laikipia, a term derived from the Maasai language, literally means “treeless plain,” which is an excellent description of the county. The rangelands of Laikipia are home to a wide variety of wild and domestic animals.

According to the 2019 census, Laikipia County has a population of 518 560 and covers an area of 9 532.2 km2.

Ten interesting things to do in Laikipia County

1. The Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Ol Pejeta conservancy contains 350km2 of grass plains, forested grassland, Acacia woodland, and evergreen thicket. The Ol Pejeta Conservancy is East African largest black rhino sanctuary and home to two of the world’s last remaining northern white rhinos. It is also home to other animals like the Big Five (rhinos, leopards, lions, elephants, and buffalo) and non-indigenous chimpanzees. Amazing animals and breathtaking vistas of the vast plains make for a once-in-a-lifetime safari.

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2. Camel safaris in the wild

An exciting alternative to traditional game drives, camel rides are available at Tumaren Camp. You will be led by knowledgeable and entertaining native guides familiar with the terrain. Camel safaris may last four to seven days, allowing you to see the wilderness in its pristine state while sleeping out under the stars.

3. Ol Jogi Wildlife Conservancy

The Ol Jogi Wildlife Conservancy is Kenya’s second-largest sanctuary for endangered rhinos. Animals like the reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, elephant, lion, African wild dog, cheetah, greater kudu, and Laikipia hartebeest are protected there. The conservancy is home to a pristine natural environment and a fully functional cattle ranch and veterinary facility that services the greater Laikipia area.

4. Thomson’s Falls

Thomson’s fall waterfall is approximately 3 kilometers from the town of Nyahururu and has a drop of 74 meters. Travel to Nyahururu to see the breathtaking waterfall that drops several hundred feet into a deep and terrifying valley.

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5. Curio Shops

In Nanyuki town, there are a significant number of curio stores. The stores provide a wide variety of antiques, including carvings made of stone and wood and sculptures made of various materials and sizes.