Mugie Camp, Laikipia Plateau
Tucked away on a private ranch within the vast 9000 sq kilometer Laikipia Plains is Mugie Camp. Laikipia was the setting for the famous novel ' I dreamed of Africa: written by neighbouring ranch owner and conservationist Kuki Gallman. It is situated north of Nairobi on the edge of the Great Rift Valley. The camp is shaded by Acacia trees and well spaced out for privacy and comfort.
There are four tents, each having a double bed, en suite bathroom with shower facilities and flush toilet. The tents are romantically lit at night with paraffin lamps. The camp offers morning, afternoon and night game drives in 4WD vehicles, nature walks with an experienced guide, bush breakfasts, picnics and sundowners, horse riding, camel riding and donkey treks to the edge of the Great Rift Valley.
Mukatan - The Retreat, Laikipia/Timau
The Retreat is a unique refuge overlooking the spectacular Mukutan Gorge on the end of the Great Rift Valley of Kenya. It is situated on the extreme western region of the Laikipia region on the ranch of Ol Ari Nyiro. Ol Ari Nyiro, the place of dark waters in the Masai language, is a 100 000 acre ranch where conservationist and author Kuki Gallmann's hunting autobiography, 'I dreamed of Africa', is based. Mukutan means 'the meeting' and it is here that the fingers of the surrounding hills meet. The Retreat is perched on the cliffs overlooking the gorge with it's waterfalls, palm trees and extraordinary hot springs. The central area with lounge and dining area has a pleasant, relaxed and homely atmosphere.