This is a list of top 10 best hotels in Laikipia county as of 2018. Laikipia is a cosmopolitan county with two major urban centres, Nanyuki and Nyahururu. The key economic activity in Laikipia County is tourism and agriculture. Some of the points of interest in this county include; Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Thomson’s falls and Ol Pejeta bush camp. The current Governor of Laikipia County is Hon. Ndiritu Muriithi.
Here is a list of the best hotels in Laikipia County in no particular order.
1.Kicheche Laikipia Camp
It is an eco-award winning small luxurious tented camp located in Ol Pejeta Conservancy, at the foot of an indigenous forest overlooking a waterfall. It offers a wide range of activities including walking safaris, game viewing, mountain biking safaris, canoeing and lion tracking. Accommodation charges range from KES 119, 653. For reservations, you can contact them on, 020 249 3569.
2.Loisaba Tented Camp
Loisaba Tented Camp is designed to capitalise on unhindered views across Laikipia mottled landscape. The inviting main areas of Loisaba Tented Camp include; a large dining area, open lounge and bar, a large decking area for outside dining and one of Africa’s most picturesque pool. The tents in the camp are African themed, custom built with large floor to ceiling doors and windows. Standard charges for the tents start from KES 76,096. For further inquiries, you can call, +254 730 127.
3.Lewa Safari Camp
It is located within Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. It features large tented bedrooms with verandahs and full en-suite bathrooms. The central areas of the camp combine a pool, gardens, dining rooms and cosy log fires. This unique retreat also offers privileged access to 65,000 acres of privately protected wilderness. Some of the activities here include game drives, bush walks, swimming, sundowner, horse riding and bush breakfast. Standard charges for accommodation start from KES 65,782. For further inquiries, you can call, +254 730 127.
4.Loisaba Star Beds
Loisaba Star beds comprise three en-suite cottages with double beds and one double cottage with two double beds. The star beds are a truly memorable African experience, with four handcrafted poster beds with wheels rolled out onto raised wooden platforms to ensure guests sleep under the endless African night sky. Standard charges for the star beds start from KES 57,310. For reservations, you can contact them on, +254 730 127 000.
5.Jambo Mutara Camp
It lies on a magnificent ridge in Mutara Conservancy which occupies about 20,000 acres of land. It enjoys a panoramic view of the raw and uninterrupted wilderness within the Mutara conservancy. It boasts of luxury canvas tents with world-class interior furnishings and an en-suite bathroom. Each tent has a deluxe king sized bed and a cosy reading area. Standard accommodation charges start from KES 46,333. For further inquiries, you can contact them on, 0728 607 626.
6.Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club
It is a 5star hotel located in Nanyuki town. It prides in 120 luxury rooms which are elegantly designed and furnished to provide comfort and tranquillity. It is the perfect destination to sample your ideal delicacies and cuisines. Some of the activities that can be undertaken here include horse riding, swimming, spa features, game drives, nature walk, rafting, weddings, meetings/conferences. Standard charges for guest rooms start from KES 23,250. For reservations, you can contact them on, 062 203 6000.
7.Sweetwaters Serena Camp
It is located within the sprawling Ol Pejeta Conservancy. It prides in tented accommodation that offers all the comfort and luxury you need. It also offers the following facilities, day and night game drives, extensive grounds, swimming pool, free WiFi, conference rooms, wedding venue, private waterhole, massage parlour and an on-site restaurant. Standard charges for accommodation start from KES 28,036. For further inquiries, you can contact them on, +254 202 842 333.
Is situated 5kilometres off Nanyuki-Doldol road. It offers scenic views of Mt Kenya. It offers the following facilities, accommodation which is categorised into deluxe rooms, master king rooms, Maiyan double/twin suite and luxury villas. It also offers gym facilities, meeting/conference facilities, restaurant and a swimming pool. Guests can enjoy a wide array of activities like horse riding, boat riding and bird watching. Standard charges for the guest rooms start from KES 20,170. For further inquiries, you can contact them on, +254 708 183 328.
9. Le Rustique Hotel
It is located in a zen garden atmosphere in the suburb and slope of Mt Kenya. Luxury cottages at the hotel offer you a luxurious stay and comfort at a reasonable budget. Guest rooms are spacious and well furnished to meet all your needs. Le Rustique Hotel also offers free wifi, bar services, fitness and spa, restaurants and conference facilities. Accommodation charges start from KES 11,396.
10.Soame’s Hotel and Jack’s Bar
It is a beautiful hotel located 7kilometres from Nanyuki town, along the Nanyuki-Naromoru Highway. It prides in 12 double en-suite rooms in 6 cottages set within a magnificent garden. Each room has double or twin bed configuration, flat screen TV, modern bathroom and coffee facilities. Standard charges for the guest rooms start from KES 11,598. For further inquiries, you can contact them on, +254 0711 100 891/ 0738 733 323.
- Panari Resort Nyahururu
It is set in the heart of Nyahururu and offers a unique choice of accommodation with views of the Thomson’s falls gorge, Ewaso Nyiro river and the Marmanet forest. Guest rooms are housed in elegantly designed cottage units. Standard charges for the rooms start from KES 12,707. For further inquiries you can contact them on, 0709 070 000.
- Thomson’s Falls Lodge
It is situated in Nyahururu, approximately 50 metres from Thomson’s falls. This lodge provides exemplary guest rooms with garden views, free wifi, fully air-conditioned and a private bathroom with free toiletries. A continental buffet breakfast is also available at this facility. Standard accommodation charges start from KES 13,110.
Other best hotel options in Laikipia County
- Maxoil Hotel
- Lairagwan Guest House
- Acacia Villas
- Nelion Hotel
- Regency Mount Kenya
- El Paraiso
- Kongoni Camp