In keeping with the atmospheric safaris of the past made famous by Karen Blixen, William Holden, Ernest Hemingway, George Adamson and many more, we offer areas where little has changed. Small personal lodges in private reserves or game sanctuaries, known as ‘Bush Homes’, are small with an average of only ten rooms and located in spectacular landscapes. They offer excellent hospitality and the number of guests is limited. Various activities are offered, including walking safaris, horse riding, night drives, camel trips, rafting and meeting authentic local communities (Masai, Samburu, Pokot) all of which helps in the preservation of wildlife.
The Laikipia plateau region is bordered by the Aberdare range to the south, Mount Kenya to the south east, the region of Maralal to the north and the Great Rift Valley to the west. These huge areas, sparsely populated by the nomadic Masai and Samburu tribes, give sanctuary to large concentrations of animals including Elephant, Impala & Grants gazelles, Oryx, Buffalo, Grevy’s zebra, gerenuks, reticulated Giraffes, Kudu, leopard etc. which move freely within the region and around the Samburu and Buffalo Springs national reserves. The private sanctuary of Lewa Downs, which is also a rhino sanctuary, hosts both black and white Rhino. This mountainous region - often over 6,500 ft (2000m) - creates an area of over one million hectares of protected wildlife.