Laikipia is essentially a cultural microcosm of Kenya boasting of 24 rich and diverse cultures. The majority of the population is made up of Kikuyu, Kalenjin, Turkana, Meru, Samburu, Boran, etc. The rest of the population is made up of the pastoral Mukogodo, Maasai, and the Dorobo. A small percentage of the non-African population is Asian traders and a remnant of white settlers who are mostly ranchers.
There’s no better way to learn about a place than from locals. Get a local guide to walk you through the vast plateaus and market towns while sharing fascinating facts that you’d never be able to glean from the Internet or guidebooks
Stay with the locals, be a Moran (Maasai warrior for a day, or learn to weave, and make ornaments from the local tribes within the county. Explore the cultural lifestyles of various communities and experience indigenous technologies in food processing, health interventions, traditional cuisines, attires, tools, weaponry, and craftsmanship.
Sample traditional delicacies such as Ruturi (cooked meat preserved in honey), kirario(fermented porridge), herbal medicine from Pokot, Masai, and Turkana communities or take home a traditionally crafted souvenir to remind you of your beautiful stay