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.
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.
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.