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Mogwooni Homestead

Mogwooni Homestead

Mogwooni Homestead which comes fully catered, is situated on the Laikipia Plateau, amidst the beauty of Mogwooni, a 30,000-acre private cattle ranch. Claire and Rod designed and built themselves this magnificent Thai influenced Colonial house, which is positioned with views of Mt Kenya, the Loldaiga hills and the abundant riverine trees, which flank the Nanyuki River. The house comprises of private courtyards where at night you may lie and look up at the stars and moon surrounded by burning candles and listen to the silence of the African night. Here you can enjoy the sounds of the African night including Hyena and Scops owls. All the rooms are bright and airy with much attention given to ensure the comfort of the guests. Early morning tea and Kenyan coffee is brought to your rooms with freshly baked biscuits. The cottage nestles within green lawns and sits a short walk from the swimming pool where guests can relax and enjoy the myriad bird life and striking views of trees and bush and peaceful sound of the river running nearby. Claire takes great pride in her kitchen and is probably one of the best cooks in Kenya. All meals are prepared to a very high standard using local ingredients and organically grown vegetables from the garden.

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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