Here are Kicheche Laikipia Camp Resident Rates:What Does PPS Mean? PPS (Per Person Sharing) means cost Per Adult when sharing the Room with another. Example KES 10,000/- PPS means, 2 Adults in 1 Room pay KES 20,000/-
|Guest Tent (FB)||Sharing (PPS)||Single Occupancy|
|1st Mar 2022 – 6th Apr 2022||KES 21,620/- PPS||KES 25,620/- PP|
|6th Apr 2022 – 28th May 2022||CLOSED||CLOSED|
|29th May 2022 – 30th Jun 2022||KES 21,620/- PPS||KES 25,620/- PP|
|1st Jul 2022 – 31st Oct 2022||KES 26,320/- PPS||KES 32,320/- PP|
|1st Nov 2022 – 19th Dec 2022||KES 21,620/- PPS||KES 25,620/- PP|
|20th Dec 2022 – 2nd Jan 2023||KES 26,320/- PPS||KES 32,320/- PP|
Kicheche Laikipia Camp Rates/Prices(above) are in KES, Per Person, Per Night
FB: Full Board (Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast)
Rates Exclude: Park Fees and other Extras
Rates include: Full Board Accommodation including picnic and drinks, Airstrip transfers, Shared game view drives , night drives, Laundry and a USD 5 Per Night Community Trust contribution
Conservancy Fee KES 2,600/- Per Night
Kicheche Laikipia Camp Child Policy:
Free for Children under 3 years (Upto 2.9yrs)
Children 3 – 11years Sharing with Adults: 50% PPS
Kicheche Laikipia is not conducive to infants and no baby Equipment such as cots and high chairs are providedBook Now
Kicheche Laikipia Camp, located in a wilderness area of East Africa’s largest Black Rhino Sanctuary, under the
shadow of Mount Kenya. Kicheche Laikipia Camp is located in Ol Pejeta Conservancy and the six sumptuous tents are set around a large waterhole attracting wildlife.
Kicheche Laikipia Camp has just six luxurious tents nestled at the foot of indigenous forest overlooking a large waterhole in the centre of the Conservancy. The Camp is hosted by the inimitable Andy and Sonja Webb, very experienced management couple, ensuring guests have a wonderful stay at our bush hideaway. They along with experienced guides will co-ordinate guest activities during their stay. In the communal area we have a large interconnected lounge/ dining tent which has a fireplace in the cosy lounge section. Power and lighting is available 24 hours and is generated by our solar set-up. Recharging facilities are available in the lounge tent.
The OlPejeta Conservancy lies on the equator at 6,000 feet above sea level with Mt Kenya as a stunning backdrop and is home to Kenya’s largest population of Black Rhino, considerable numbers of elephant, cheetah, lion, leopard and plentiful plains game. It also hosts a number of rare Northern species like Grevys Zebra, Jackson’s Hartebeest and Beisa Oryx. Kicheche Laikipia Camp is located in the Wilderness zone of the Conservancy and with only one bed per 1,500 acres this offers an incredibly private wildlife experience.
By air : A scheduled 40 mins flight from Nairobi’s Wilson Airport to NANYUKI airstrip. Flights depart at 0800,
0915 and 1020. Flights available to Samburu, Lewa and the Masai Mara.
Tropic Air charters are also based in Nanyuki and cover airstrips all over the country. If utilizing an air charter
the nearby Ol Pejeta Airstrip (Kamok) can be used for arrivals or departures. The camp is a 60-minute game
drive from Nanyuki airstrip.
Note : Luggage allowance 15kg per person only, in soft luggage bags. Excess luggage is charged at
approx $5 per kilo.
By road: 4 hours drive from Nairobi.
The long rains are from early April through to May, and the short rains in November. The coolest time of year
in Laikipia is December and January when temperatures are as low as 5 deg C in the morning hours.
Our altitude makes for cold mornings and warm afternoons with temperature fluctuations of up to 25 deg C.
Dry seasons offer more reliable road conditions although a network of all-weather roads guarantee game
viewing is excellent year round. Please bear in mind over the past few years the weather patterns in Kenya in
general, have changed and are somewhat unpredictable.
Kicheche Laikipia Camp is closed in April & May.
Generally speaking the Laikipia Plateau is much cooler than most people expect for a region on the equator,
this is due to the altitude (1700-2000metres) over much of the area. Therefore it is advisable to bring a warm
jacket or jumper, trousers and socks for cold mornings and chilly evenings. During the day however it can get
quite warm. Natural safari colours are recommended especially if you are game walking, they are also ideal
to conceal the African dust! Good walking shoes/ boots will be useful if you intend to walk. A sun hat,
sunglasses, lotion, lip balm and skin moisturiser are important to counteract the sun, wind and dry conditions.
Health Kenya is a malaria zone therefore guests should consult their doctor about prophylactic measures before
travelling. Guests should also be covered by comprehensive travel insurance.
It is highly recommended to bring a camera with a zoom lens of at least 200mm for wildlife shots. A bean
bag or jumper is useful to rest your camera on for shooting in low light (tripods are too cumbersome for use
in a vehicle). We have several locally made bean bags at the camp however, if you wish to come bring your
own it can be filled at camp. Although there is a small supply of film available at camp it is recommended to
bring your own. Don’t forget to bring a spare camera battery. Recharging facilities are available for digital
cameras and videos (230V 5oHz). Another important item to bring is a pair of binoculars. It is worth buying
a pair if you unable to borrow. Small compact binoculars are fine and handy to carry around however a
larger (e.g. 7×50) pair will be superior in the low light conditions in the morning and evening when most game
drives take place. Always ask permission before taking photographs of people.
The camp has just six luxurious tents nestled in on the edge of indigenous woodland overlooking a waterhole. The Camp is hosted by Louise Wood & Andrew Obaga who ensure guests have a wonderful stay at our bush hideaway. They, along with our experienced guides, will co-ordinate your game viewing activities during your stay. Water is supplied from a borehole and is therefore plentiful. Each guest tent has hot and cold running water and a wonderful shower to stand and luxuriate under either morning or evening. A family quad tent is available on request.
The camp communal area consists of a large interconnected lounge/ dining tent which has a fireplace in
the cosy lounge section. A roomy tent with wonderful large stone fire places in both the dinning and lounge sections for those cold winter evenings. It provides a warm evening environment but also opens up in the front to overlook the waterhole and surrounding bush. The relaxing lounge area has comfortable chairs with a selection of reference books and a small curio shop.
There are only six luxurious tents at Kicheche Laikipia Camp 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 small table enabling private dining.
Where possible Kicheche Laikipia Camp sources all vegetables and meat locally from the surrounding farms, in an area known worldwide for it’s fertility. Breakfast and lunch are usually taken under the shade of spreading trees overlooking the waterhole and evening meals within the dining tent. Drinks are included and we have a fully stocked bar with a good range of wines and spirits. Picnic breakfasts and lunches are available on game driving excursions
Guestsat Kicheche Laikipia Camp are woken up in the morning with tea, coffee or hot chocolate & homemade biscuits brought to their tent. An early morning game drive sets off at sunrise and returns to camp late morning. Breakfast is a leisurely affair usually taken outside around the lounge area or as a picnic on the game drive. After lunch, sit under the shade of the evergreen Euclea trees in front of the dinning tent or relax on your tent veranda (or hammock) and enjoy the silence, only punctuated by birdcalls. Alternatively, utilize our reference books in the lounge area. An afternoon game drive departs after tea, i.e. around 4 pm and returns as darkness falls after enjoying sundowners on the plains. Freshen up and then join the other guests around the camp fire for pre-dinner drinks. Dinner is served by candle light either under the stars or in the dining tent. End the evening with a nightcap by the fire before retiring.
Early morning and late afternoon are the most productive hours for game drives and Kicheche Laikipia Camp safari customised 4WD vehicles give everyone a perfect view. Watching wildlife at close range, but without encroaching on their space, is endlessly fascinating and our guides’ instincts and experience provide superb photo opportunities
of wild animals.
Game driving is available throughout the area and your program is arranged daily with your guide. Game viewing drives are conducted in open roofed customised 4WD Land Cruiser vehicles. They have large windows that can be opened for good viewing and photographic access or closed to keep out the cold and dust. Game drives are shared with other guests though exclusive use of a vehicle is available at an extra charge. Our vehicles are superbly designed for photographers, all our fleet is open-sided with open roofs. Cameras can be rested on the roof, with supplied beanbags, or on the armrests lower down, to which we can mount simple platforms for larger lenses. For complete flexibility it is recommended that you take a vehicle on an exclusive use basis (with supplement). Night Game Drives which focus on nocturnal species not seen on
regular day drives are also available.
A different perspective is gained through escorted walks on the savannah. Our interpretive guides will point out the spoor of a leopard, the nest of a rare bird or signs of recent migration activity that would pass unnoticed by the eyes of strangers. Walks are included in our tariff.
There is also a Lion Tracking program which monitors the lions of the area (some have been collared with transmitters). As part of the program we are able to track the lions with a hand held directional aerial and remit the data to the study centre. Prior booking is necessary.
offers home to orphan chimps and is an excellent venue to observe the two families and learn about the perils facing chimpanzees in the wild. No extra charge. Endangered species The enclosure can be visited at extra cost.