Laikipia is diverse in culture, the Kikuyu form about 60% of the population, with the balance composed of Laikipia Maasai, Samburu, Meru, Borana, Kalenjin, Somali, European, Asian, and Turkana people. Conservation and tourism are very active, including locations such as Kuki Gallmans’s Ol Ari Nyiro; Kuki wrote the booked that was later made into the well known film ‘I dreamed of Africa’.  Laikipia offers very high standard accommodation on big five private game conservancies created from many of the old early white settler farms.  The area is primarily still owned and managed by these families.