1 Laikipia eco-lodges

Visiting one of the game sanctuaries in this high plains region is one of the best ways to see some of Kenya’s surviving black rhinos and other rare wildlife.

2 Walk with baboons

Pay a visit to a habituated baboon troop accompanied by an informative primate researcher.

3 Track wild dogs

Extremely rare and elusive wild dogs are making a comeback in Kenya and can be seen quite frequently in the North, especially on some of the Laikipia ranches, where they are carefully monitored.

4 Central Island National Park

Totally untouched volcanic sanctuary in the middle of Lake Turkana, where Nile crocodiles breed. A memorable boat trip from the lake’s western shore.

5 Maralal

The most scruffily picturesque town in Kenya, with a wild atmosphere and an annual camel-racing tournament in August.

6 Lake Turkana Festival

On the eastern shore of shimmering Lake Turkana, this annual, three-day tribal jamboree offers remarkable cross-cultural encounters.

7 Marsabit

Remote highland oasis in the northern deserts with a fascinating cultural mix and close to Marsabit National Park with its superb crater lakes, elephants and birdlife.

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