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GoWild Africa Safaris

GoWild Africa Safaris

Olepangi Farm is home to the family safari business called GoWild Africa which provides horse-riding, walking and driving safaris into the Lolldaiga Hills Ranch. This ranch is considered by many to be the most beautiful ranch in Kenya, with stunning scenery and abundant wildlife . . . and best of all, very few tourists due to its historic isolation. GoWild Africa is opening up this magic land to guests.

The Ranch is a 49,000 acre cattle ranch and wildlife conservancy. Located 20 km north west of Mount Kenya at an altitude of between 1,800 – 2,300m, the Ranch has outstanding and uninterrupted views of Mount Kenya and the Aberdares. The Lolldaiga range is an ancient land form, comprising of a series of magnificent high folding hills, cedar forests, open grassland and wooded valleys

Ride, walk and drive amongst herds of zebra, impala, eland, gazelles and hartebeest. Come almost within touching distance of the many reticulated giraffe and slowly approach a herd of elephant or buffalo. If you are really lucky we may even stumble upon a pride of lion or track down a leopard.

Safari’s in the Lolldaigas are either operated out of private fly camps or the Lolldaiga Farmhouse. The Lucy family have been coming to the Lolldaigas for many years and have handpicked a selection of private campsites. Depending on the time of year, weather and game movement you may find yourself camping far in the arid north of the ranch or tucked into the ridgeline in the southern sector….the sky is the limit!

When to go

Laikipia by month

January

Season: Dry

February

Season: Dry

March

Season: Dry

April

Season: Wet

May

Season: Wet

June

Season: Wet

July

Season: Dry

August

Season: Dry

September

Season: Dry

October

Season: Dry

November

Season: Wet

December

Season: Wet

Wildlife


The greatest conservation success of the region remains with the black rhino, almost half of Kenya's entire population can be found in this area. Laikipia is a real up-and-comer on the African safari circuit, with an impressive diversity of unique species, not to mention home to the famous Big 5. Encounter elephants, big cats (often collared for research purposes), buffalo, Grevy's zebra, numerous antelope and more recently, an increasing wild dog population. Laikipia consist of a mix of high altitude grassland, dotted with rocky outcrops, low lying bush and patches of riverine forest.

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