Laikipia makes New York Times’ places to visit in 2017 list

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The New York Times has listed Laikipia as one of its “52 Places to Go in 2017”. In what will hopefully be a boost to tourism, the Kenyan destination joins Botswana, Madagascar, Morocco and Gabon representing the African continent and ‘Poldark country’ Penzance as the sole British location making the list.

Summarising what Laikipia has to offer, Tim Neville writes:

“The Borana Conservancy of central Kenya’s Laikipia region forms part of a 90,000-acre protected area for elephants, lions and cheetahs, among other charismatic megafauna. Game drives and lodges abound, but a spectacular new property, the five-suite Arijiju, opened in 2016 with guides who take guests on excursions, including fly fishing, trail running, horseback riding and treetop canopy tours. The region is also home to both the Samburu and the Maasai, tribes with equally colorful and fascinating cultures.”

The newspaper has also asked readers to list their own suggestions about what visitors should experience during a visit to the region via their Facebook page.

To see the full list, please visit the New York Times website.

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