Kenya’s Northern Frontier Tourist Circuit (Laikipia, Lewa, Mathews Range and Samburu National Reserve)

Laikipia, Lewa and Mathews Range

Laikipia, Lewa and Mathews range are part of the Great Rift Valley possess as a real wilderness destination stretching from the northern foot of Mount Kenya to Samburu. It is dominated by huge tracks of private game ranches that allow co-existence of wildlife with domestic animals.

The area spectacular scenic is manifested in the escarpment which gives way to dramatic wooded gorges and tangled riverine thickets to semi-arid environment, rugged terrains teeming with plenty of animals. This has been supplemented by a network of small rustic personalized accommodation units in this remotest part of Kenya. Combination of the two above makes Laikipia a true wilderness destination for clients willing to experience an out of Africa holiday with exclusive attraction and accommodation.

A wide range of activities await you and include day and night game drives, guided walking safaris, camel safaris, river swimming, hot air balloon safari, helicopter safaris, sport fishing, village visits.  It is a perfect destination for honeymooners, families and retreats giving you time to reconnect.

Wild animals present include endangered black rhino, herds of elephants, buffalo, lion & leopard, cheetah, bushbuck, eland, African wild dog, aquatic sitatunga and above all endemic species only found north of the equator (that include reticulated giraffe, grevy’s zebra, gerenuk, Somali Ostrich and beisa oryx), hartebeest, gunther’s dik dik and abundant birdlife.

Activities here include game viewing (night and day), camel and horse riding, helicopter safaris, guided nature walks, hot air balloon safari, sightseeing, photography, bird watching

Facts:

Home to the endemic species found north of the equator (that include reticulated giraffe, grevy’s zebra, gerenuk, Somali Ostrich and beisa oryx)
Found north of the equator

Samburu National Reserve

Samburu National Reserve sits north of the equator in an area characterized by semi-arid environment, rocky outcrops and rugged terrain. The only source of livelihood in this region is river Ewaso Nyiro commonly known as the ‘‘river of brown water’’ for both for the local community (Samburu, Rendille, Turkana and Borana) and the reserve since if flows through this reserve.

The scrub desert, desiccated savannah and small hills of this northern frontier region override the colors of muted greens, dusty creams.
The inhabitants of this region are nomadic pastoralist something they have done for hundreds of years.

Wild animals present include elephants, crocodile, hippos, leopard, lion, cheetah, hyena, dik dik, klispringer and endemic species only found north of the equator (that include reticulated giraffe, grevy’s zebra, gerenuk, Somali Ostrich and beisa oryx).

Activities here include game viewing, bird watching, sightseeing, photography, cultural visit (Samburu villages)

Facts:

Home to the endemic species found north of the equator (that include reticulated giraffe, grevy’s zebra, gerenuk, Somali Ostrich and beisa oryx)
Found north of the equator
Important Bird Area (IBA) site