Savannah Varty explores the incredible Laikipia Plateau and is overwhelmed by its wonders.
Despite having spent time in Kenya before and having a reverence for the country – especially for the Masai Mara, where many of the stories that I had heard took place – I had little connection to the Laikipia Plateau. This changed for me when I jumped into researching my trip, pouring over maps, looking online and reading as much material about the region as I could get my hands on – which, as it turns out, was quite a lot.
Feeling particularly ambitious, and faithfully consulting the cazenove+loyd suggested reading list, I found a website that sold second-hand books and promptly ordered as many as I could. Two weeks later, as luck would have it, my box of books turned up the day before I was supposed to leave. Not to be deterred, I chose a few based on the fact that they were the lighter ones, stuffed them into my suitcase and headed for the airport.