Lolldaiga Hills Ranch is a 200 km2 (49,000 acre) livestock ranch and wildlife conservancy. Located 20 km northwest of Mount Kenya at an altitude of 1,700 – 2,300 m, the Ranch has outstanding views of Mount Kenya and the Aberdares.
The Lolldaiga Range is an ancient land form, comprising of a series of magnificent high folding hills, cedar forests, open grassland and wooded valleys. A well documented series of archaeological finds, cave paintings and burial mounds show that the Lolldaiga Hills have been a treasured home since early mankind.
With between 500-700ml of rainfall every year and a vastly varied topography, Lolldaiga provides a home for a huge number of wildlife and bird species. Frequently spotted animals include elephant, buffalo, lion, hyena, jackal, zebra (including the endangered Grevy's), many different plains game, vervet monkeys and baboons. Leopard, cheetah and wild dog are harder to find, but definitely around. Lucky guests will catch patas monkeys out on the plains, or magnificent colobus leaping through the cedars higher up.
Thanks to the Lolldaiga Research Programme, a close eye is kept on Lolldaiga's biodiversity, and more detailed lists of the species on the ranch can be found HERE.
Follow this link for more information on Lolldaiga's research,
to share sightings and view extraordinary wildlife photography from the ranch.