Sustainability Centre Eastern Africa & Lolldaiga Hills Research Programme
Experience 200 km2 of awe-inspiring natural environment
The perfect combination of commercial livestock ranching and wildlife conservation
Lolldaiga Hills Ranch is a 200 km2 (49,000 acre) livestock ranch and wildlife conservancy. Located 20 km northwest of
Mount Kenya at an altitude of 1,700 – 2,300 m, the Ranch has outstanding views of Mount Kenya and the Aberdares. The Lolldaiga Range is an ancient land form, comprising of a series of magnificent high folding hills, cedar forests, open grassland and wooded
valleys. A well documented series of archaeological finds, cave paintings and burial mounds show
that the Lolldaiga Hills have been a treasured home since early mankind.
Large-eyed snake (Telescopus dhara) on Lolldaiga Hills Ranch
A large-eyed snake (or Arabian cat snake) Telescopus dhara was captured in central Lolldaiga Hills Ranch at ca. 2,100 m asl.
Diplolophium africanum: A common but little-known plant on Lolldaiga Hills Ranch, Kenya
One of most widespread, common, distinctive, and little-known plants on Lolldaiga Hills Ranch is Diplolophium africanum, a member of the Carrot Family. The species is not edible to any vertebrates except, perhaps donkeys.