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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: TESC East-Africa Tours and Safaris

An amazing scene in Kenya. Lake Bogoria presents a natural wonder of Geothermal steams where you can boil an egg...

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Tour by: TESC East-Africa Tours and Safaris

An amazing experience for the 6 days safari to Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru and Amboseli

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$720

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Tour by: TESC East-Africa Tours and Safaris

Considered as the 8th wonder of the world, Maasai Mara offers a lot of great natural attractions ranging from th...

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Tour by: SunUp Adventures

An incredible safari to the dry plains of Samburu National Reserve renowned for its rare and unique species, Mas...

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Tour by: Pam Tours and Travel

Experience the finest game viewing in three of Kenya's iconic safari areas: Amboseli National Park, Lewa Wildlif...

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Tour by: Breezy Tours Kenya

8days Samburu, Sweetwaters, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara

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Tour by: Rockwood Specialist Tours

Enjoy excellent game viewing in Amboseli with the backdrop of Mt Kilimanjaro, explore the range of habitats in L...

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