Sosian Wildlife

Exceptional Scope

Sosian conservancy has exceptional scope for viewing wildlife in its natural habitat, being a haven for over 70 species of mammals, of course including the big five, 30 species of reptiles and over 350 species of birds.

The density of the wildlife population in Laikipia ranks second only to the Masai Mara, in Kenya and the area supports more endangered mammals than anywhere else in East Africa.  Rare species in the area include the endemic Jackson’s hartebeest, Grevy’s zebra and reticulated giraffe.  Laikipia also boasts the second highest population of elephant in Kenya, with around 6000 resident in the area, of which several hundred can be seen on Sosian at one time.

The northern grassy plains are home to wildlife such as oryx, gazelle, zebra, ostrich and cheetah, whilst the southern end of the conservancy, full of acacia woodland, is home to elephant, buffalo, giraffe, lion, leopard and wild dog to name a few.

Sosian is fortunate to have 15km of the beautiful Ewaso Narok River running through it, with huge Yellow Fever Acacia trees and beautiful waterfalls, offering a lifeline to much of the wildlife in our area, particularly during the dry seasons.  Hippo are a common sighting and the birdlife is spectacular.