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Laikipia Plateau

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About Laikipia Plateau

Country found in: Kenya
Parks total area: 8,000 km² (3,000 mi²)
Year established: 1992
Park wildlife: 23 animals listed
Anti-malarial: Recommended

What YAS members think of Laikipia Plateau

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Most-visited months: August, July, May, November, September

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While the remote Laikipia Plateau, located on the eastern escarpment of Kenya’s Rift Valley, is not officially protected by the Kenyan government, its collective of cooperating private ranches and farms has created a functioning game reserve, complete with exclusive lodges. Laikipia Wildlife Forum, founded in 1992 with a mandate to conserve, sustain and manage the area’s ecosystem and wildlife, seeks a “healthy and productive natural environment for people and wildlife for the future of Laikipia and Kenya,” including ethical trade and commercial relationships with the area’s residents.

Pastoralists, farmers, local communities and wild game coexist in the area’s grasslands, hills and forests, which extend from Mount Kenya to the Rift Valley. The isolated area is beginning to be known for its luxurious private accommodations and its wild wilds—black rhino, Grevy zebra, wild dog, reticulated giraffe, gazelle, lion, leopard, cheetah and buffalo all make their home in this infrequently visited wilderness.

When is the best time of year to visit Laikipia?

Warm and dry, July to October are the best, most pleasant months for visiting the Laikipia Plateau and viewing game; January to March are dry but hot, and rains characterize April to June and November and December.

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Laikipia Plateau tour packages

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Tour by: Transtrek Safaris

Classic wilderness, savannah plains, Rift Valley lakes and the world class Masai Mara...

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Tour by: Busanga Safaris

Our Lewa & the Mara Safari provides the opportunity to enjoy an outstanding wildlife safari holiday exploring th...

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$5000

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Tour by: Karl Adventure Tours

A journey cutting across the central highland, Laikipia plateau and the Great Rift valley.

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$720

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Tour by: Pam Tours and Travel

Embark on a kid-friendly adventure in search of the "Big Five," leopards, lions, buffalo, elephants and rhinos; ...

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Tour by: Soin Africa Safaris

Masai Mara Adventures Safaris

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Tour by: Seasons Tours & Travels

this safari starts at the heart of Kenya and entails one of the most vigorous and long safari to do in Kenya Pla...

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