The savannah to the north and west of Mount Kenya is one of Kenya's prime game viewing areas; it includes Samburu NR which is rated highly for leopard sightings, and the private conservancies on the Laikipia plateau with their large numbers of free-roaming wildife. Rare species include Grevy's zebra, gerenuk, besia oryx, reticulated giraffe and Somali ostrich. You'll also see Samburu herdsmen in their red robes. Most camps are tented. Kenya.
Best time: During the 2 dry seasons - December to March, and June to October
Access: Charter flight from Nairobi (1 hr), or by road from Nairobi (6 hrs)