Top 9 Fun Things to Do in Laikipia County!

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Ahoy there! 😀 Welcome back to Part 2 of our Laikipia Travel Guide! Wherever you go, Laikipia County is undoubtedly the ultimate home of adventure…!

 

But first…if you haven’t already, read Part 1 of our Quick Laikipia Travel Guide Here.

Okay now that we are all caught up, let’s swing right into it, shall we? 😀

 

Top 9 Fun Things to Do in Laikipia County!

To cover this part of our Laikipia County Guide, we are going to traverse through a number of Conservancies and the fun activities you can do while there… Sort of like a road-trip! 😀

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Fly Camping

Imagine sleeping in the great outdoors, surrounded by nothing but sheer wilderness… Now imagine sleeping in a tent that’s suspended in the air, held tight by ropes fastened to nearby trees!

Does it even get any more adventurous than that?!

We got to see the Fly Camping site at El Karama Eco Lodge in Laikipia, and I can assure you this unique experience is worth a try!

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Of course  I get easily spooked in the wilderness, and can’t shake off the idea of an elephant playing ball with my tent in the dead of night… But that’s just me. I know you guys are much more adventurous, so Fly Camping is a must-try! 😀

P.S. The Fly camping site is safe and well-protected. The activities at El Karama Eco Lodge are all-included in their packages.

>>Check back later for updates on the packages’ costs.

 

Engaging Game Drives…

I am yet to encounter a county that’s more blessed with wildlife than Laikipia County!

I enjoyed our long drives through the vast Conservancies thanks to the endless opportunities to spot wildlife!

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The most memorable was our early morning Game Drive at Mugie Conservancy where we caught a Lion hunting, in real time! It was epic to say the least!

At Ol Pejeta Conservancy, the elephants are in plenty and unafraid to graze close to the vehicles… It’s such a wonderful treat!

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Camel Safaris In The Wild!

Riding a camel in the wild still remains the highlight of my Laikipia County visit!  It was my first Camel ride ever, and doing it in the wilderness was like the cherry on top!!

At Tumaren Camp, you can enjoy this alternative to the common game drives, by going on a Camel ride. You will be accompanied by local guides who’re well-versed with the area, and full of interesting stories!

There’s also an option of going on a 4-7 day’s Camel Safari and camping beneath the stars if you like, while encountering nature at its purest form! The tours are operated by Karisia Walking Safaris.

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Go Rock Climbing & Make Fire! 

Laikipia County is the perfect place to challenge your physical and mental stamina.

I loved the fact that we could stop at any one point and climb a huge rock, just because we could! 😀

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To close an already amazing day, we went rock climbing at Tumaren Camp! Honestly, it was no easy task, but thankfully our hosts were there to help us up where needed, and even carry our gear. The views at the top, were well-worth the struggle!

Do you know how to make fire with 2 sticks?

Well, I can attest that it’s possible… With the beauty of Laikipia County spread out before us, Gabrielle and his friends taught us how to make fire… 🙂

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>>They provide all the tools necessary, so all you have to do is show up! The rates are also included in the packages for staying at Tumaren Camp.

 

Kayaking In a Dam

Honestly speaking, our tour of Laikipia County tested a lot of my unspoken fears. Mugie Conservancy has an abundance of Man-made dams where elephants come over for a swim and drink at their leisure…

This offers a unique opportunity to Kayak on a dam with such glorious views… Though we didn’t encounter elephants sipping on water, it was still awesome.

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Golfing in the wild…

This is probably one of the ‘safest’ fun activities you can partake in Laikipia County!

Mugie Conservancy hosts one of the only Golf Courses within a Wild-life Conservancy in Kenya! The 18-hole Golf Course is well-maintained with green, manicured grass and a practice range.

Learn how to play golf or shoot some holes like a pro, while enjoying the sweet, clean air of nature!

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Travel Tips>>
  • All the activities offered at Mugie Conservancy like Golfing and Kayaking are part of the package of staying at Mugie Camp, and do not attract extra charges.
  • Conservancy entrance fees at Mugie are 95USD per night for non-residents and Kes. 2,150 for Kenyan residents.
  • Conservancy fees are half-price for kids below 15 years old.

 

Hangout with Chimps at Ol Pejeta!

The Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary is home to about 37 Chimpanzees that are either orphaned or rescued from abuse.

The sanctuary offers a place of refuge to heal and adapt to a new Chimp family.

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If you’re interested in learning more about the Chimps, this should definitely be on your list! From how they sit down, to how they eat, Chimps have such human-like behavior that it will blow your mind!

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Travel Tips>>
  • Conservancy fees at Ol Pejeta are 90USD per night for non-residents and Kes. 1,200 for Kenyan citizens.
  • It costs between Kes. 600 and Kes. 1,200 for 6-14seater vehicles.
  • The ticket allows you to experience all the activities at Ol Pejeta, except for visiting the Northern White Rhinos.

 

Cool Off At Thomson Falls…

When you’ve been driving through the rough Laikipia County roads, it might be nice to stop at Thomson Falls for a cool, calming experience…

Nearly 3Km away from Nyahururu Town, Thomson Falls is easily accessible. You can walk downstream and enjoy the mighty waters, as well as the Hippo pools farther on.

There are also curio shops where you can buy keepsakes to take home, or capture selfies with the locals.

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>>It costs Kes. 100 and Kes. 50, for Kenyan citizen adults and children respectively, and Kes. 200 for non-residents.

 

Meet The People Who Make Laikipia County!

One of the best ways to experience a place is through its locals… Laikipia County is made up a diverse mix of cultures from Kenya: the Samburu, Maasai, Borana, Kikuyu… and more!

You will enjoy meeting the locals and learning more about their way of life. 🙂

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Tip>> Check out my People of Laikipia West Post Here for more. 🙂

 

Photography Credits

Mwangi Kirubi (Mwarv)

Trevor (the_mentalyst)

Mutua Matheka (truthslinger)

Josh Kisamwa

Marion Mithamo

 

 


Many thanks for reading! I hope you are inspired to visit Laikipia County!

It has been my utmost pleasure sharing my love for Laikipia County with you! So when you visit, be sure to tag me on all your pictures!

See you on the next adventure! 🙂

 

<< Stay. Inspired. Always. >>

 

 

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7 Comments

  • Reply
    Mitha
    August 19, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    I have to try the fly camping.. looks like a great but shaky experience lol. Awesome read as usual Marx

  • Reply
    Irene Nyabuto
    August 19, 2019 at 9:05 am

    Yeah Camel safari and sleeping under the stars! Lovely, I grew up in shags you know so this just tickles my fancy!!!

  • Reply
    Wanjiku Thuo
    August 16, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    Sounds interesting already
    We continue adding the bucket list !

  • Reply
    Stom Wabuko
    August 16, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    Hapo kwa rock climbing. That’s the one I want. I love it. Maybe because of my Luo associations

    • Reply
      Scrapbook Journeys
      August 16, 2019 at 1:15 pm

      Hahaha Who knows eh? Whatever the case, I bet you’ll love it! Thanks for reading Stom! 😀

  • Reply
    Ule Msee Wa B4
    August 16, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Hammocks anytime anywhere even in the skies if it can be actualized . Laikipia is a gem all rounded and offers a lot than one thinks. Thanks for the insightful blog.

    • Reply
      Scrapbook Journeys
      August 16, 2019 at 1:16 pm

      Haha… See!? You are far more adventurous than me, and I love it! Glad you liked the post, thank you for reading! 😀

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