The Safari Series, Laikipia: The Lowdown

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Run by a laid-back young family, going to stay at the Safari Series is a bit like going to hang out with some buddies in the bush- with added Land Rovers.

What’s the Safari Series really like?

The Safari Series Camp is the home of Ed and Moon Hough and their young daughter, and everything here is under canvas. The hub of camp is the mess tent, overlooking a watering hole. Here there’s a sitting area and communal dining table where you’ll eat wholesome homecooked meals. Each of the six sleeping tents has a bed, ensuite bathroom with flushing loo and a safari shower. Lighting is solar and eco-friendly soap, shampoo and conditioner is provided.  There’s basic wifi in the mess tent, but to be honest, the glow of the fire is far more appealing than that of a screen, so we’d recommend not relying on this too heavily.

What can I do at the Safari Series?

One of the best things about the Safari Series is how much fun it is. While the Lolldaiga Hills don’t have the same wildlife densities as say, the Masai Mara, there’s still a decent amount of wildlife around for game drives in the camp’s vintage Land Rovers. You can head out on a night game drive and if you don’t want to return to camp at the end of the day you can try sleeping out under the stars in a fly camp. It’s even possible to have a go at driving the Land Rovers yourself if you have a driving license. You can explore the bush on foot, accompanied by an armed ranger, kayak in the dams or visit ancient rock art sites. The community is very much at the heart of everything the Safari Series does, and you can visit the community centre in the village if you would like to learn a little more.

Giving back at the Safari Series…

Moon and Ed are seriously committed to sustainability, so 100% of the net profit from the Safari Series goes to supporting conservation, communities and research. They’d be the first to admit we’re all on a learning curve to doing things as best as possible, but there is a strong commitment to achieve truly carbon neutral, or even carbon negative travel, to give back to nature and make engagement with the local communities nourishing for both hosts and visitors.

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