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Mutamaiyu House

Mutamaiyu-House

Perched on a panoramic hilltop, with hundreds of miles of sun streaked savannah spread out below, Mutamaiyu is a spectacularly refined retreat in one of Africa’s last great wilderness areas – the 49,000 acre Mugie Wildlife Conservancy in Laikipia. These rugged plains and lush woodlands are home to some of the richest diversities of wildlife on the continent including the big five with the endangered black rhino, elephant, leopard, cheetah, the rare Grevy’s zebra and stunning birdlife.

Mutamaiyu House has 4 superb luxury cottages, to reserve individually or in exclusivity, built to take full advantage of the spectacular views. This gracious manor house, the private home of Nicky and Gaby Hahn, boasts historical furnishings from the family’s art collection,

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high-ceilinged patios and a large dining room, where arguably Kenya’s finest cuisine is served. Private lounges, with fireplaces are the perfect place to curl up on a couch with a glass of wine.

A flower-lined path leads down to a heated cliff top infinity pool. Mutamaiyu offers its guests a unique opportunity to live their own African dream: participating in ranch life and vital conservation work, watching ancient Pokot ceremonies, tracking the lions at the centre of the fascinating Laikipia Predator Project as well as memorable game drives will keep even the most intrepid traveller thoroughly fascinated.

Sosian

Sosian

‘Sosian’, the Samburu word for ‘Wild Date Palm’, combines the tame with the wild; ideal for those looking for a unique and intimate bush experience. Set amid stunning scenery and overlooked by snowcapped Mount Kenya, the old ranch house sits within 24,000-acres of working ranch on the Laikipia plateau.

The Ranch House has been renovated with the expertise of Christl von Plessen and furniture from Buenos Aires, with accommodation consisting of seven double cottages. The house has a swimming pool, billiard room and tennis court and is hosted by Steve and Annabelle Carey.

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More than 250 species of birdlife and an abundance of game species including four of the big five can be found on the Sosian Ranch, including rare species such as Jackson’s hartebeest, Grevy’s zebra and reticulated giraffe.

Guests are encouraged to participate in ranch life, such as dipping cattle. Other activities include horse riding through the game filled ranch, camel safaris, day and night game drives, guided bird watching and fishing. Spectacular waterfalls offer alternative swimming along the Uaso Narok River.

Loisaba Lodge

Loisaba-Lodge

Loisaba sits on 60,000 acres on its own private game ranch. You are able to see Mount Kenya, the Loldaiga Hills and the Matthews Range. Loisaba Lodge is set on the escarpment with 7 rooms. Each room has its own private deck overlooking the views of Laikipia. The lodge has a swimming pool, tennis court, a spa and massage room. Kiboko Starbeds is 20 minutes from the lodge and over looks a dam, and Kioja is 30 minutes away from the lodge and overlooks the Ewaso Nyiro river.

The star beds are four-poster beds on raised platforms all with ensuite bathrooms, which provide an opportunity to sleep under the star stunned sky of Laikipia. Loisaba House is 15 minutes from the lodge and is private and fully exclusive with 2 spacious double bedrooms with a swimming pool.