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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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Tour by: Mbugani East Africa Safaris

An 11-day tour taking you to Ol Pejeta, Meru, Samburu, Aberdares, Lake Nakuru and Maasai mara. Meru is well know...

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Tour by: TESC East-Africa Tours and Safaris

Have a great stay in Kenya and enjoy what nature has to offer. This gives you the best Kenyan safari with utmost...

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Tour by: Rockwood Specialist Tours

Kenya Stars and Skies Loisaba Star beds and Elephant Pepper Camp 7 Day / 6 night Fly Safari

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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: Afrikenia Mountains and Safaris Expeditions

6 Days Mt Kenya Up Sirimon Down Naromoru Via Olpejeta Conservancy

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Tour by: African Beads Safaris

A luxury flying package to Amboseli National Park, Meru National Park and Maasai Mara National Reserve

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