KENYA, LAIKIPIA PLATEAU
In depth guide to the seasons, animals, birds and wildlife habitats of the African safari region
of Laikipia in Kenya.
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eastern escarpment of the Rift Valley known
as the Laikipia Plateau, is
divided into a patchwork of enormous ranches.
Over the years with cooperation from their owners,
these farms were transformed into game reserves
and now contain some of the most exclusive lodges
in the remotest parts of Kenya.
Laikipia Wildlife Forum was founded and an enormous
wildlife stronghold was born. The Forum hopes
that Laikipia will increasingly be seen as Kenya's
foremost exclusive destination due to the select
nature of its lodges, the important ecosystem
with large wildlife populations, and the fact
that the plateau is home to more endangered
species than anywhere else in East Africa.
area is extremely scenic with the escarpment
giving way to dramatic wooded gorges and tangled
riverine thickets. It has been made famous by
Kuki Gallman who wrote 'I Dreamed of Africa'
about her life in this secluded part of Africa.
It is an area unknown to package tourists because
all the accommodation is on private land where
you are treated more like a house guest than
Laikipia Plateau has considerable animal populations
and is one of the last refuges of the endangered
Black Rhino and has the largest elephant population
outside of Kenya's national parks and reserves.
Rainy Season: The long hot and humid
rainy period starts around April and lasts until
June, then the short rains come during the warm
months of November and December.
Dry Season: January through
to March are hot and dry, while July to October
are warm and dry. The warm dry season is the
best for game viewing and for personal comfort.
· Black Rhino
· Exceptionally scenic
· Remoteness and solitude
This is a malarial area
Accommodation in this area is on private game
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