Laikipia, a county that over time I have become unashamedly addicted to. The more I explore her, the more mysteries and beauty she reveals making me want to spend more and more time exploring the breadth of her unparalleled land. I’ve taken you on Safari to Laikipia before and today, I welcome you on board for yet another adventure, Sieku Glamping.
Being the first time for this kind of experience you can imagine how excited i was but first things first, what is glamping? Well, to me, glamping is a blend of glamour and camping. While camping, as a friend of mine likes to put it (i do not agree with him) when turning down a camping offer, is where one spends a small fortune to live like a homeless person lol, glamping on the other hand is a way of experiencing the great outdoors without sacrificing comfort and luxury and the best part with glamping, a tent is put up for you.
Beautiful brown wheat fields and recently cleared wheat fields stretch out endlessly before me as i approach Timau, and to my left, the snow dusted peaks of Mt. Kenya pops out shyly. I can tell they had an argument with the clouds in the morning,the view is breathtaking. With the rains showing up earlier than i expected at some point i almost gave up the whole glamping thing,how could i get to Sieku and not watch the sun rise or set? I am a sucker of the the two. Seeing the sky this clear was such a relieve,a feeling that didn’t last long. Had i known,i’d have captured that moment when i still had the chance. The weather changed almost not long after we got to Sieku Glamping and was iffy throughout our stay.
Scenically located,tastefully presented and economically priced,ladies and gentlemen,Sieku glamping, a place i got to call home sometime back last week.
There are a plethora of outdoor activities to take advantage of while in Sieku Glamping from visiting Ngare Ndare forest, Lewa conservancy,visiting Mukogodo forest and taking a bush walk just to mention a few. Just to add, Ngare Ndare has these nice sweet natural blue pools that will have you all in swimming mood in seconds.
I was told sunrises and sunsets are the best times at Sieku Glamping as the light glows up the surrounding landscapes and everything is picture perfect and with the sun setting at the back of lol daiga hills,i could only imagine how spectacular the view is. I know for a fact that i am heading back to sieku soon once the rains are gone just for the sunrises and sunsets,i am really curious.
It was my very first time glamping and i really had an amazing experience,i cannot fault Sieku. Rob, the host, is great. He kept us updated on the weather and the state of the road which was really helpful. If you’ve never ‘glamped’ ,what are you waiting for?
If you are visiting during the rainy season, a 4 by 4 is a must,like a MUST. It’ll also come in handy if you wish to visit Ngare Ndare. The nights are also cold,pack warm. During the dry season the road is very accessible. The distance from Timau to Sieku Glamping is around 10.3kms, booking is via air bnb.
P.S. the opinions in this post are my own and not sponsored.
Till next time, cheers