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Laikipia County, Kenya

Category: Counties in Kenya
Population: 399,227
Area (Km 2): 9,462.0 Km 2
Constituencies: Laikipia West, Laikipia Wast, Laikipia North
Major Towns: Nanyuki, Nyahururu
Main Features: The Thomsonā¬ "!s Falls, Ole Pejeta Conservancy, Laikipia Plateau Reserve, Caves

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Laikipia County is located on the Equator in the Rift Valley province of Kenya, on the north-west of the snow-capped Mt Kenya. The county which covers an area of 9,500km2, has two major urban centres, Nanyuki to the southeast and Nyahururu to the southwest. It borders Samburu County to the North, Isiolo County to the North East, Meru and Nyeri Counties to the South, Nyandarua County to the Southwest and Baringo County to the West.

 

The county has both semi-arid and high potential land, being on the leeward side of Mt. Kenya. It has extensive ranches private ranches and fine hotels and lodges. In parts of Nyahururu and Nanyuki, large flower farms thrive on irrigation.


The Thomson’s falls, which is the largest waterfall in the region and the second largest in Africa, is one of the greatest features found in the Laikipia County.


Attractions in Laikipia

  • Ole Pejeta Conservancy
  • Laikipia Plateau Reserve
  • Thompson Falls
  • Caves

Economic Activities in Laikipia

  • Agricultural farming (Food crops and Horticultural crops)
  • Tourism
  • Livestock keeping


Universities / Colleges in Laikipia

  • Laikipia University College
  • Laikipia Teachers College


Banks in Laikipia

  • K-Rep Bank
  • Barclays Bank
  • Co-operative Bank
  • Equity Bank of Kenya
  • Family Bank
  • Kenya Commercial Bank
  • Post Bank

 

Hotels and Accommodation in Laikipia

  • The Borana Lodge
  • Ol-Malo Lodge
  • The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille
  • Lewa House
  • Il Ngwesi Lodge
  • Makena Hills
  • Mt Kenya Safari Club
  • Ol Pageta Ranch House
  • Serena Mountain Lodge
  • Kongoni Hotel/Camp

 

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