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What we’ve been asked before

 

Security at Suyian

We are here to look after our clients therefore we do not anticipate any insecurity, we also live and work here ourselves. Laikipia West is close to the Eastern wall of the Great Rift Valley, some 800kms from the coastline. There is no security threat at present.

Distance – How far is Suyian from Nairobi?

Suyian Soul Camp is 350kms from Nairobi; it takes five hours by road and one hour by small aircraft.

Laikipia – Our Location

Is a District close to Mt. Kenya. It is 10,000 square kilometers. The area is made up of small scale farmers, large scale ranches, pastoralists, conservancies and forest reserves.

Weather in Laikipia

Laikipia is blessed with some of the world’s most enjoyable temperatures at around 25C, hot during the day and cool at night. At Suyian the highest elevation is 6,200ft which drops to 5,500ft at Suyian Soul camp; this is an almost perfect temperature.

The long rains are in November with the short rains in April/May. Both rainy seasons are not uncomfortable if you wanted to travel during that time. Particularly good for plant safaris would be shortly after the rains, June and December/January.

Phone Network and Internet Connectivity

There is no mobile coverage at Suyian Soul Camp, but there is mobile coverage in most areas on the Ranch.

In the camp we have a VSAT in the office. Clients may use the internet for emergencies only.

Hospitals and Medical Care

There is no mobile coverage at Suyian Soul Camp, but there is mobile coverage in most areas on the Ranch.

In the camp we have a VSAT in the office. Clients may use the internet for emergencies only.

Hospitals and Medical Care

The closest hospital is a two hour journey by road from Suyian, situated in Nanyuki. The local Doctor at the Nanyuki Cottage Hospital is very competent.

Can I bring my children to Suyian Soul?

Suyian is very child friendly. We welcome families and have hosted children from 2yrs and above!

Walks and Strolls

Walking is highly recommended on Suyian. Around camp, it is fairly open, easy to see wild animals at a distance. All walks are accompanied by an armed professional guide.

 

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Visiting to Suyian

 

Soft lockable bags are preferable. On most light aircraft charters the limit is 15kg.

 

CLOTHING

The list given below is a basic indication of what you should bring. We recommend that you bring khaki and green coloured clothing for walks and game drives.

  • Trainers or good walking shoes
  • Flip flops/sandals
  • Hat
  • Windbreaker/Jacket
  • Sweater/Sweatshirt
  • 2 pairs safari pants
  • 2 pairs safari shorts
  • 4 pairs sport socks
  • 2 short sleeve shirts
  • 2 long sleeve shirt (to keep the sun off)
  • 2 t-shirts/camisole
  • Night wear – light
  • Swim wear
  • Underwear
  • Belt

 

TOILETRIES & MEDICINE

  • Insect repellant – (We provide natural repellant)
  • Sun Screen (SPF 15 or higher)
    Wear sunscreens and cover up during the hottest time of day – between 1100HRS and 1500HRS.

 

OTHER SUPPLIES

  • Sunglasses
  • Prescription glasses x 2 pairs
  • Flashlight including spare batteries
  • Alarm clock
  • Money pouch
  • Binoculars




Contact Details

Phone (Call/SMS): +254 (0)722 397 860
Email: contact@suyian.com
Postal Address: Suyian Soul,
P.O. Box 1449-10400, Nanyuki.
GPS: 0°29'33.63" N     36°48'57.39" E

Our Partners

Nature Kenya
Connecting nature and people
www.naturekenya.org

Suyian Trust
Bringing people together as a community to secure the integrity, and health of the ecosystem for all life forms
www.suyian.com

Suyian Ranch
Complimentary land use practices to secure the integrity and health of the ecosystem for all life
www.suyian.com