Laikipia has used tourism to address the quadruple bottom-line of economic development, social inclusion, conservation and sustainability. Laikipia has risen to become a tourism destination of unrivaled offerings, style, innovative environmental management and strong social responsibility. Being home to the highest concentration of endangered species in the country, and with Mt. Kenya as the backdrop, Laikipia offers some of the best safari experiences, wildlife and landscapes in Kenya.
The Matthews Range is located in the Laikipia area of Kenya’s Northern District. Approximately 200 km north of Isiolo town, the Matthews region is a lush, forested range that stands in stark contrast to the surrounding semi desert. The natural springs and rivers located in the valleys provide a year-round source of water for both wildlife and the local Samburu people. Elephant, buffalo, leopard and other forest animals are often spotted through the thick forest cover; the area is particularly popular with bird and butterfly watchers. The Matthews area is also famous for its cycad plants and giant cedars. Many of the ancient cycads are endemic and found nowhere else on earth.
Meru National Park
Brilliant on a magnificent scale, the Meru and Kora sister parks feature luxuriant jungle, coursing rivers, verdant swamp, khaki grasslands and gaunt termite cathedrals all under the sky’s great blue bowl. Little visited and utterly unspoilt, few places are comparable to the remote and rugged atmosphere found here. Visitors can see Grevy’s zebras, elephants, Bohor reedbucks, hartebeests, pythons, puff adders, cobras, buffalos and more than 427 recorded species of birds.
Nairobi is the capital city of Kenya. The largest and most populous city in East Africa, with a current estimated population of about 4.5 million, Nairobi started life as a railways depot in 1899. Today, the city skyline is dominated by modern high rise buildings and is a tourism and trade hub. Nairobi is now one of the most prominent cities in Africa politically and financially. A vibrant city with a mix of races and cultures, providing the visitor with several sightseeing options such as museums, a national park, golf courses, resorts and posh night clubs. Nairobi is one of the leading cities in Africa.