North of Ol Pejeta Conservancy in southern Laikipia, this 202-sq-km ranch is a perfect example of how Laikipia works. It's a model cattle ranch, but wildlife is also prolific here, including the three big cats, elephants, buffaloes and endangered species such as Grevy's zebra (15 of them at last count), Patas monkey (a small troop lives along the ranch's eastern border) and the reticulated giraffe. The landscape here is classic Laikipia terrain – seemingly endless savannah country cut through with rocky river valleys and riverine woodland.
The ranch is owned by philanthropist Jochen Zeitz, whose Zeitz Foundation (www.zeitzfoundation.org) is active in local community projects with local schools, women's groups and the Samuel Eto'o Soccer Academy for budding football stars. The foundation's philosophy is based on the 'Four Cs' – conservation, community, culture and commerce.