Where is LPC and how do I get there?
If you are using public transport/driving from Nairobi:
Public Transport: Get a Nanyuki Cab Matatu (minivan) from River road, Nairobi, Tea room area. They charge approximately 500Ksh express to Nanyuki town. Once you get to Nanyuki, go to Dol Dol stage and catch the Jua Kali probox car which should take you 12km away from Nanyuki town, once you’ve arrived (12km away) kindly call Joseph on +254 727 845 123 OR Alice +254 708 085 502 to come collect you to take you to LPC.
Other options if you choose to self-drive / by air
By road: Nanyuki, 190 km north of Nairobi on the A2 motorway, is the gateway to Laikipia for visitors travelling from the Kenyan capital. The drive, on good tar all the way, takes roughly three hours via Sagana, Karatina. The road carries on to Meru and Isiolo. Laikipia can also be reached from Nakuru in the Rift Valley via Nyahururu – a drive of some 130 km on good tar that also takes about three hours.
Note: Most roads in Laikipia are murram or earth; so, in view of the district’s erratic rainfall, four-wheel-drive vehicles are recommended year round.
By Air: One can come via private airstrips, or to Laikipia’s hub – Nanyuki. Daily sir services are provided by Air Kenya, Safari Link and Fly540 direct into Nanyuki Airfield, Lewa, Loisaba and Samburu. Both carriers also operate flights to the Masai Mara National Reserve from Nanyuki, Loisaba and Samburu. Private air charters can also be arranged. Tropic Air, located in Nanyuki, operates aeroplane and helicopter air charters within Laikipia, and beyond.
Tel: 020 3916000 / 605745 /606539;
Tel: 020 6000777 / 0720 572208,
Tel: 0722 540540 / 0733 540540;
If you are planning a road trip, you might also want to calculate the total driving time from Nairobi, Kenya to Nanyuki, Kenya so you can see when you’ll arrive at your destination.
You can also calculate the cost of driving from Nairobi, Kenya to Nanyuki, Kenya based on current local fuel prices and an estimate of your car’s best gas mileage.