Laikipia Plateau in Kenya

The Laikipia Plateau stretches from the foothills of the Aberdare’s, across vast open plains to the Northern Frontier District and the Mathews Range.

The region much of which lies in the shadow of Mount Kenya has a savage beauty all of its own and nurtures exceptional wildlife and cultural diversity.

Many wildlife conservancies have been established in partnership with local communities and wildlife now roams freely throughout the region.

The Lakipia Plateau has the second highest wildlife density in Kenya after the Maasai Mara including the “big five”, and some rare Northern species such as Beisa Oryx and Grevy’s Zebra and it is also the best place in Kenya to see African Wild Dog.

The Laikipia Plateau and the conservancies within it play an important role in wildlife conservation and are instrumental in the preservation of Kenya’s remaining Black Rhino. 

A big attraction is the imaginative range of adventure and safari activities available in Laikipia and this is perhaps the best ...

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Big 5: elephant Big 5: lion Big 5: leopard Big 5: buffalo Big 5: rhino

WHY VISIT Laikipia Plateau

  • Excellent “Big Five” game viewing at any time of year
  • Best place in Kenya to see both species of Rhino
  • Stunning scenery looking toward Mount Kenya
  • Fantastic range of outdoor adventure activities
  • Good walking country with a healthy climate
  • Superb owner run lodges and camps
  • Low Malaria risk and many child friendly lodges
  • Climb Mount Kenya
  • Mostly private conservancies so no public access and few other guests
  • To see and possibly become involved in Conservation activities
  • Excellent access by air or road from Nairobi and other reserves

ACCOMMODATION IN Laikipia Plateau

There is world class accommodation here in all categories, your choice of hotel, lodge or camp will depend on whether you are after a romantic stay or something more family orientated. Our consultants can guide you on the best options for your budget and aspirations.


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SAMPLE TOURS

Below are some successful itineraries that have worked well for our clients. Please call to check availability or better still let us tailor make your own safari holiday.

Conservation and Safari

Kenya + Galu Beach option

7 or 12 days from £2583 (six Nights ) - £4084 (12 Nights)

Kenya Family Adventure

Kenya Lewa Downs and Diani Beach

11 days from £2930 to £3715

Safari and Beach Premium Tour

Kenya. Laikipia, Maasai Mara Diani Beach

11 days from £5320

The Kenya Family Safari Holiday

10 days from £5480 (US$6850) Family of four £19251



PLACES TO GO IN Laikipia Plateau

The Lewa Downs and Old Pejeta conservancies offer outstanding game viewing whilst others such as Loisaba and Ol Malo have superb accommodation and a range of exciting adventure activities. Call us to discuss the options available.



WHEN IS THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO GO?

It can be cold in July and August and wet from April to May but generally the area is good to visit at any other time. For game viewing the best months are likely to be between July and October or January to March.

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DRY SEASON

January through to March can be the hottest and driest time of year and one of the best times to witness some great game viewing. Wildlife is abundant in Kenya all year round and the open terrain of many parks makes for easier game viewing.

The weather in July and August is dry and sunny but at this higher altitude the nights can be quite cool. September brings warmer days to Laikipia.

This area is good to visit at any time but prices are much higher in the peak dry season months from July to September.

green SEASON

From Mid March to early June Kenya experiences its long rains driven by the winds of the South East monsoon. The whole country is greener and it is a great time for birders with many species in full breeding plumage. This is the time of year when many species have their young and there are some great deals around.

SHOULDER SEASON

January to Mid March are Mid-summer, the short rains should now have ceased with warm days, clear skies. This is usually the hottest and driest time of year and one of the best times to witness some great game viewing, these months fall into the shoulder season pricing bracket so represent good value for money.

November sees the start of the short rains which may continue into December, characterized by short sharp showers usually in the mornings or evening followed by clear sunny skies.



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