The Laikipia ecosystem contains unique, dry highland forests with unusual features and biodiversity. There are only two substantial forest formations in the Laikipia landscape: the Ngare Ndare and Mukugodo Forests. Both serve as important strongholds for water, wildlife and livelihoods and help to capture much of the water flowing into Laikipia County.
These forests are rich in biodiversity with a range of indigenous tree species that include cedar, podocarpus, olive, and sandalwood. We work closely with key partners in these forested areas, as our water supply is dependent upon these relationships.