Friday, 3 July 2015

Loisaba Wilderness Conservancy

Loisaba Conservancy is outstandingly beautiful; its abundant wildlife is truly wild in Laikipia Plateau. The terrain varies enormously across the reserve.To the north lie the grassy plains of the plateau; to the south, the plateau breaks into valleys, cliffs and escarpments that frame stunning views up to the snows of Mount Kenya. At their base lies a different riverine ecosystem on the banks of two major rivers, the Ewaso N'giro and the Engare Narok.

The diverse habitats of the conservancy support a wide variety of wildlife. It is a haven for more than 260 species of birds and 50 species of wildlife like elephant, buffalo, grevy zebra and greater kudu abound; the area is also rapidly gaining a reputation for exceptional big cat sightings. Even wild dog, thought for many years to be extinct in the region are now appeared to be back in Laikipia area. 

Situated in the very heartland of the nomadic Samburu and Laikipia Maasai people, Loisaba also offers a rare insight into cultures, traditions and a way of life that has stood the test of time.