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The unique geographical location makes the 32,000 acre conservancy a haven for a wide diversity of wildlife: buffalo, eland, hartebeest and herds of plains game. Reticulated giraffe are commonly seen nibbling the acacias, while the cooler forests shelter bushbuck, colobus monkey, the endangered Patas monkey and elephant. Predators are also found here, including large packs of wild dog, leopard, lion and cheetah.
Increasingly acknowledged as one of the most important areas for biodiversity in Kenya, the wildlife population densities in the Laikipia region rank only second to the internationally renowned Maasai Mara ecosystem. The diversity of large mammals is higher than in any other part in Kenya, hosting the highest populations of endangered species, back rhino (half of Kenya’s total population) Grevy’s zebra (70% of the world’s population), reticulated giraffe, the only population of Lelwel hartebeest in the country and Africa’s only expanding population of the rare wild dog
The best times to be out are from first light for the morning drive, and from teatime onwards for the afternoon drives. Night drives give you the opportunity to discover a range of unusual and nocturnal animals and view the breathtaking African stars.
Guests are able to track wildlife by open game drive vehicles, as well as by foot, or horseback.
Kenya is where the concept of horseback safaris began in the 1970’s. Horseback game viewing is unique because a person on a horse is perceived by animals to be different to a person on foot or in a vehicle, often resulting in a more intimate experience.