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Makena’s Hills

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Makena’s Hills is the location where the film “I Dreamed of Africa’ was shot. Makena’s Hills is a stunning partially tented resort which featured in Architectural Digest (Nov 2001). This private paradise, home to Kuki Gallman - conservationist and author - has a great variety of amazing wildlife and over 400 species of birds.



Surrounded by a series of dramatic ridges, steep gorges, open savannah, valleys and plains, Makena’s Hills is situated on the extreme west of Laikipia on the 100,000 acre Laikipia Nature Conservancy, on the very edge of the Great Rift Valley.


Six enormous Arabic desert style tents are fitted with either two queen size beds or a four poster double bed. Attached is a spacious dressing room /bathroom and private verandah and private massage bed. Facilities include a central reception area with two giant fireplaces, front terrace with a camp fire, dining room, bar, shop and swimming pool.

Hosted: Kuki Gallmann hosts clients when she is in Laikipia.


  • Walking in the hills and plains
  • Games viewing and tracking
  • Trained camels accompany guest on walks and picnics
  • Horse riding
  • Birds and botanical walks
  • Fishing in one of the dams or streams for black bass and fresh water crayfish
  • Romantic night under the stars in the comfort of a ‘moonlit cottage’
  • A glimpse into the culture of the elusive Pokot people and visits to Samburu communities
  • Aromatherapy massages, meditation and yoga
  • Swimming in the rock-carved pool or relaxing in the natural hot spring
  • Visits to the newly discovered archaeological remains

Optional Extras: Scenic flights

Access: By private charter flight to Engelesha airfield.

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Tel: +254 734 291 710 | +254 733 536 324




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