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Enjoy A Taste Of Wilderness Love At Luxury Hotels Laikipia 

Olepangi farm
Written by See Africa Today

If you are looking for a mind-blowing experience in Kenya’shospitality industry, book a date with luxury hotels Laikipia.  Here, you get a combination of class and elegance in the wilderness which is what makes Laikipia County’s tourism unique.

Laikipia is home to a slew of classy hotels tucked deep in the wilderness making it a top tourist destination in the country.

Laikipia County is one of the most fantastic destinations in Kenya for tourists, and this is evident mainly in its geographical location and tourist attraction sites.

Laikipia stands out from the rest of the counties as it has the highest number of Classic hotels.

Laikipia has the highest diversity of mammals in Africa, and it’s not that it has national parks, but it’s made up of nearly a million acres of private conservancies and ranches.

It is home to endangered species such as Striped Hyena, Reticulated Giraffe, Gravy’s Zebra, Beisa Oryx, Aardwolf, Wild dogs, and a Black Leopard.

This is why there are many luxurious hotels here.  The county has Rumuruti and Nanyuki as its significant towns, with Rumuruti being its headquarters.

The HQ is not well known and has only one popular hotel, but Nanyuki boasts over 60 well-known hotels.

Here are the top five luxury hotels Laikipia you should book to enjoy the wilderness and wildlife in Kenya.

Le Rustique

Le Rustique

Le Rustique. Photo/Kayak

Le Rustique is the place to stay while exploring the county. It’s located in Nanyuki, and it’s only 24 km from Mount Kenya National park, making it accessible and conducive to get to move around as one can walk to the town.

The execution here is at its best with every detail being thought of, and the environment gives one a feeling of a cabin inside the forest. It is a fact that luxury hotels Laikipia definitely has Le Rustique on the list

Le Rustique offers accommodation with a restaurant that offers breakfast and dinner, an outdoor swimming pool, a bar, and free parking. It’s customized to the point that if you have children, they are catered for with everything being furnished to their size, including baby’s getting cribs

Borana Lodge

Borana Lodge

Borana Lodge. Photo/Courtesy

Do you care about nature? Are you into wildlife conservation? This is the place for you as it’s located at the heart of Borana Conservancy, Kenyan’s most successful Rhino sanctuary.

The Lodge was awarded the GER ® Status in 2020 and thus considered “one of the world’s best standards for privately protected areas,” Dr. Langholz A. Jeff.

It took the four ‘Cs’: Conservation, Community, Commerce, and Culture to ensure the Global Sustainable Tourism Council recognised it. There is no doubt of its luxury hotels Laikipia status.

Elewana Loisaba Tented Camp

loisaba-star-beds-the-beauty-of-sleeping-under-african-sky

Loisaba-star-beds-the-beauty-of-sleeping-under-african-sky. Photo/Elewana Collection

Elewana Loisaba Tented Camp exemplify luxury hotels Laikipia. Here one gets to experience the wildlife safari from the comfort of one’s bed decked outside. You sleep in the open sky.

The service is rated exceptional as the experience starts with being picked up at the airport in a shuttle. Concierge service and the reception receive you at the entrance to ensure you are settled in, and before you familiarise yourself, you are off to your first Safari.

The fee caters for all meals, the bar, room service, a 24/7 front desk policy, housekeeping, Laundry, Wi-Fi, and parking. One important aspect to note is that they only use credit cards here, d cash is not accepted.

Soames Hotel and Jack’s Bar

Soames Hotel and Jack’s Bar

Soames Hotel and Jack’s Bar. Photo/Trip Advisor

Only 0.6 km from Nanyuki Airstrip, you pitch camp at Soames Hotel and Jack’s Bar.

Soames is a favourite destination for couples as it offers a pleasant atmosphere with a view of Mount Kenya. This is what luxury hotels Laikipia are all about.

Full English/ Irish breakfast is served, and also, one gets an opportunity to experience a la carte as another option.

Olepangi Farm

Olepangi farm

Olepangi Farm. Photo/Courtesy

One cannot sightsee Laikipia and leave without paying a visit to Olepangi Farm, ideal for hiking and horse riding. The farm is located in Timau, and it’s a day’s trip to Samburu National Park and Ol Pejeta Wildlife Conservancy.

Visitors looking to take a nature walk this is the best destination as one can walk the Canopy above the trees and extend to Ngare Ndare Forest for better fresh air.

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is the ice crème to explore Laikipia County as it has Sirikoi, a destination for Elephant lovers. Here they offer helicopter and plane services that offer an overview of the vast geographical landscape that will show how outstanding the rural Kenyan countryside is.

The media has portrayed Laikipia as a troubled region with tribal conflict with violence in its wake, but visiting these marvellous destinations will prove the opinion many hold as just gossip.

About the author

See Africa Today

Pharis Kinyua is the editor of See Africa Today. With over seven years of experience in digital media, he has a soft spot for African tours and travel. His drive is to tell the rest of the world what Africa offers, the best accommodation facilities, national parks, culture, shopping malls and best airline deals to travel to Africa

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