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A Stay at This Camp in the Laikipia Reserve is Essentially One Giant Tax Writeoff

Where: Laikipia , Kenya
May 13, 2014 at 4:04 PM | by | ()

The first thing you'll notice upon arrival at the Sanctuary at Ol Lentille is the panoramic view of the Northern Kenya landscape. Filled with rolling hills and acacia trees, the camps of the Laikipia region offer travelers the chance to look down on a safari region, an incredible perspective that differs greatly from the scenery found on the flat savannas of the Masai Mara (see our bro Jaunted's breakdown of the two regions).

Because Laikipia is dry and hilly, it is unsuitable for many animals, such as lions. But what it lacks in wildlife it makes up for with sweeping views and cultural experiences not as easily accessed in other safari regions. Specifically, we're talking about the direct connection between the Sanctuary at Ol Lentille and the Maasai Tribe that inhabits the area.

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This Safari Camp Amenity Should Be Used Everywhere in the Winter, Don't You Think?

Where: Kenya
May 7, 2014 at 2:34 PM | by | ()

During our trip to Kenya, we stayed in a variety of safari camps in the Masai Mara, Laikipia, and Nairobi reserves. As you'll see next week when we begin to highlight them, each camp is a little bit different in terms of what it offers in design, decor, service, and food.

Despite those differences, one amenity was common and consistent throughout. Because the camp rooms are all open air and the nights can get chilly, a hot water bag is placed in the sheets during turn-down service. The bag is soft and covered with a liner that keeps it insulated, welcoming those who return to their rooms after dinner with warm sheets. Depending on your preference, you can either lay on it, next to it, or simply remove it and enjoy the heat it has already created under the covers.

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