Laikipia County Attracts Tourists through its Breathtaking Sites and Activities

By Virginia Mwangi / Published June 27, 2019 | 1:16 pm



Number of International Arrivals in Africa in 2017 Hit 62 million

Kenya is obviously a beautiful country going by the revenue collected from the tourism industry and the numerous jobs it creates supporting thousands of families in the Country can never be overlooked.

Well, do Kenyans visit these breathtaking sites in their own country or it remains a norm for locals to migrate to the Coastal region only every holiday without ever catching a glimpse of the beauty other Counties have to offer.

In the 47 Counties, Kenya has, Laikipia County stands out in matters tourism and also enjoys enviable visits from foreign tourists who will fill up the hotels there when local tourists are rushing to the Coast.

Laikipia is home to the British Army Camp and the Equator, which is an imaginary line that runs across the surface of the earth, both of which are located in Nanyuki.

Kenya is among 13 countries only in the World where the Equator passes through with three in the Country and one in Laikipia County, 3 kilometers from Nanyuki town on your way to the Capital, Nairobi.

Laikipia prides of a number of great tourists sites that most Kenyans only experience through images for lack of knowledge of their location. Below are a number of breathtaking gems in Laikipia County.

Sweet Waters

Sweet waters Tented Camp is sheltered oasis clustered around a waterhole and set in the pristine calm of a private wildlife conservancy.

Gloried by an assortment of wildlife and designed to offer a charming blend of under canvas ambiance and uncompromising luxury, Sweet waters in Laikipia County has long been the preferred retreat of wilderness and safari lovers alike.

Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Ol Pejeta conservancy is the closest place from Nairobi where you can see “The Big Five” (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo).

It is the Largest Black Rhino Sanctuary in East Africa, boasting a population of 78 black rhinos.

Ol Pejeta wildlife also includes white rhinos, giraffe, zebra, eland, oryx, waterbuck, Grant’s gazelle, Thompson’s gazelle, cheetah, silver-backed jackal, hartebeest and baboon.

Activities that tourists can engage in include:

Lion Tracking

Tourists are allowed a unique opportunity to spend a morning with Ol Pejeta Conservancy’s predator research team.

Tourists can join a dedicated team that has hands on experience with a tracking device to get close up to these amazing creatures.

Night Game Drives

Tourists are allowed the exceptional privilege of watching as predators stalk their prey during night game drivces.

Sweetwater’s Chimpanzee Sanctuary

A gentle and charming diversion for children and adults alike, Sweet water offers visitors the unique opportunity of taking a boat ride on the Ewaso Nyiro River, which flows through the centre of the sanctuary where 26 orphaned chimps enjoy the peace of their natural environment.







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