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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: 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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Tour by: SunUp Adventures

A remarkable safari that introduces you to Masai Mara National Reserve renowned for year-round exceptional and a...

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Tour by: Adventure and Expeditions

Samburu, perfect views right from the deck of your lodge.

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Tour by: Breezy Tours Kenya

8days Samburu, Sweetwaters, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara

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Tour by: Claudious Tours & Safaris

13 Days Kenya Bird Watching Tour Adventures will give you a great opportunity to explore the ornithological para...

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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: Heritage of African jungles

4 Days Samburu / Olpejeta conservancy

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$790

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Tour by: GoWild Africa

Ride well schooled horses into 49,000 acres of undiscovered wilderness

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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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