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Laikipia Plateau reviews

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“An amazing diversity of wildlife within a stunning landscape” - Gretchen

Stunning beauty - Kenya's Laikipia Plateau

Views: 655 Visited: Nov 2014 Reviewed: Jul 08, 2015

Quite possibly my favorite spot in the whole of Kenya, the Laikipia Plateau has stunning landscapes and incredible game. Rare species such as Grevy's zebra, Jackson's hartebeest, reticulated giraffe and Somali ostrich can be found throughout the area, often with the breathtaking backdrop of Mt. Kenya's snow-capped peak.

Even more interesting is the land-sharing model that exists in conservancies throughout the Plateau. Domesticated and wild animals share land in many instances, the former helping to fund continued existence of habitat for the latter. It's innovative and may be a large part of the future of African wildlife.

Two other places of note are in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. It is one of the only places on earth to see the last remaining northern white rhino. A sad visit for sure, but a good and poignant reminder of why species and habitat preservation are so important. There is also a chimpanzee sanctuary in Ol Pejeta. While not endemic to Kenya, the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary allows visitors to see rescued chimps in a large natural enclosure while helping to support the rehabilitation of the animals.

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