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Nanyuki / Lewa Downs / Loisaba

Wild and sparsely populated Laikipia is the gateway to Kenya's Northern frontier.

Nanyuki / Lewa Downs / Loisaba

Set against the backdrop of Mt Kenya, the Laikipia plateau extends over 9500 sq km of semi-arid plains, dramatic gouges and acacia-thicket-covered hills. This patchwork of privately owned ranches, wildlife conservancies and small-scale farms has become one of the most important areas for biodiversity in the country, boasting wildlife densities second only to those found in the Masai Mara. It's the last refuge of Kenya’s African wild dogs and it's here that some of the most effective conservation work in the country is being done. Indeed, these vast plains are home to some of Kenya’s highest populations of endangered species, including half of the country’s black rhinos and half of the world’s Grevy’s zebras.

Nanyuki serves as a gateway to the Laikipia plateau, one of Africa's most important wildlife conservation areas. Despite being a market town, it is probably the most cosmopolitan city in the area outside of Nairobi, with its share of international tourists (here to climb Mt Kenya or to visit the myriad safari parks), British Army soldiers (there is a training facility nearby) and Kenyan Air Force pilots (this is the site of the country's main air-force base).

Lewa Downs is a stunning valley set in the middle of the Laikipia Plateau, deserving a special mention, as it features probably the second-best game viewing in Kenya. It was initially a 16,000-hectare ranch that was turned into a wildlife conservancy whose efforts span conservation of endangered wildlife such as black rhinos, Grevy’s zebras, elephants, lions, giraffes,  and wild dogs amongst other wildlife species in Kenya. Besides, its also home to more than 400 species of birds. As it is private land and not a national park, the added benefit is that the wildlife-watching experience is enhanced with walking safaris, night game drives, horse and camel rides. It offers a great alternative or complement to a safari in the Mara.

Another of its attraction is the Lewa Marathon, its flagship event held annually to raise funds for numerous community development and wildlife conservation efforts. Since its inception in 2000, the endurance race has become widely known for its difficult terrain and harsh climate, drawing competitors and spectators from all over the world.

Loisaba is a 57,000-acre wildlife conservancy located in Laikipia, Northern Kenya. With abundant wildlife, exquisite accommodation and adventurous activities, Loisaba will revive your mind, rejuvenate your body and revitalize your soul.

 

CONNECTING FLIGHTS

Airkenya flies to Nanyuki, Lewa Downs and Loisaba twice a day.

From either of these three destinations, travellers can connect to Masai Mara directly or to Kilimanjaro (Tanzania) via Wilson Airport.

Note: During the low season, these flights can route via Wilson to connect Masai Mara departure at 1400hrs.

Airkenya guarantees connection for clients flying from Nanyuki, Lewa Downs and Loisaba to Kilimanjaro via Wilson Airport.

 

SEASONS

High:

21st December 2020 - 31st March 2021 

1st July 2021 - 31st October 2021

Low:

1st April 2021 - 30th June 2021 

1st November 2021 - 20th December 2021

 

 SCHEDULE     FARES 

From

To

Depart

Arrive

              

Fares

Low season

High Season

Tax

Wilson

Lewa

0830

0955

 

One-way

$152

$167

$29

Wilson

Nanyuki

0830

0905

 

One-way

$165

$175

$29 from Wilson

$25 from Nanyuki

Wilson

Loisaba

0830

0955

 

One-way

$240

$240

$29 from Wilson

$25 from Loisaba

Wilson

Nanyuki

0915

0950

 

One-way

$165

$175

$29 from Wilson

$25 from Nanyuki

Nanyuki

Wilson

1200

1240

 

Return

$275

$291

$34

Wilson

Lewa

0915

1015

 

One-way

$227

$238

$29 from Wilson

$25 from Lewa

Wilson

Lewa

1025

1240

 

Return

$379

$397

$34

Wilson

Loisaba

0915

1045

 

One-way

$240

$240

$29 from Wilson

$25 from Lewa

Loisaba

Wilson

1055 1240  

Return

$399 $399 $34

Nanyuki

Masai Mara

1030

1130

 

One-way

$356

$389

$20

Lewa

Masai Mara

1005

1130

 

One-way

$399

$399

$20

Loisaba

Masai Mara

1005

1130

 

One-way

$375

$399

$20


Fares are valid from 21st December 2020 to 20th December 2021

Book online to enjoy a 20% Discount

 

 

Hotels, Lodges and Camps

Nanyuki

  • Suyian
  • Kongoni Camp
  • Soames hotel
  • Olpajeta Safari Cottages
  • Olpajeta Bush Camp
  • Olpangi Farm
  • Naro Moru River Lodge
  • Sangare Ranch
  • Mount Kenya Ranch
  • Tree Tops
  • Emakoko Lodge
  • Jambo Mutara
  • Enasoit
  • Karisia Walking Safaris
  • Kicheche Wilderness
  • Tumaren, Karisia
  • Mt Kenya Cottages
  • Laikipia Wilderness
  • Batuk- Nanyuki
  • Show ground
  • Mpala Research
  • Segera Retreat
  • El Karama
  • Sarara
  • Aberdare Country Club
  • Olentile
  • Solio Ranch
  • Mountain Lodge Serena
  • Mukima House
  • Sosion Lodge
  • The Ark
  • Sportsmans Arms
  • Porini Rhino
  • Kicheche Laikipia
  • Mount Kenya Safari Club
  • Serena Sweetwaters Camp
 
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