Hotels in Laikipia
A decade ago, these plains on the edge of the Great Rift Valley were dangerously overgrazed. But with help from an innovative trust, local Masai tribes switched from cattle herding to opening high-end lodges like Il Ngwesi.
The Kenya of Isak Dinesen may be a thing of the past, but a private place in the country’s lush hills can still be found. A 6,500-acre conservancy on the Laikipia Plateau is now home to four recherché rental villas and a spa.
Nairobi-based fashion designer Anna Trzebinski is also dabbling in the world of hotels, opening the tented Lemarti’s Camp near Kenya’s Laikipia Plateau in 2007.