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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 month: July
# days visited: 1

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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: Acquire Adventures Safaris

Luxury Kenya safari holiday 8 Days to Meru National Park,Laikipia - Loisaba Conservancy and Masai Mara

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Tour by: GoWild Africa

Walk and drive in 49,000 acres of wilderness where you rarely see another person. See amazing game both in open ...

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Tour by: Tanius Tours

Visit the Ol Pejeta conservancy for chimpanzees, rhinos, rare endangered species and hundreds of other mammals a...

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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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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: Beacon Safaris

11 Day Big Five Safari

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Tour by: Tanius Tours

This is a four day safari departing from Nairobi and ending in Mombasa. The safari will visit Amboseli where you...

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Tour by: Breezy Tours Kenya

8days Samburu, Sweetwaters, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara

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Tour by: Tanius Tours

On this 6 night safari you will spend two nights at the Ol Pejeta Coservancy, one night at Lake Naivasha and the...

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