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Kenya

Laikipia Plateau

Explore Laikipia Plateau

In the shadow of Mount Kenya and directly north of Nairobi lies the idyllic Laikipia Plateau, renowned for its exceptional wildlife and cultural diversity. This invigoratingly wild landscape has the highest concentration of large mammals in Kenya. Expect large elephant herds, incredible plains game, and big cats populating this enormous area of remote wilderness.

Highlights

  • Authentic cultural and conservation experiences
  • Less-travelled and considered an exclusive area
  • Concentrations of elephant and big cats, including the elusive leopard
  • Witness critically endangered black rhino in their natural habitat
  • Sleep under the infinite African sky in a star bed

Iconic Activities

  • Big 5 Safari Icon Big 5 Safari
  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Night Drive Icon Night Drive
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Experience
  • Horseriding Icon Horse Riding
  • Kids Bushcraft Icon Kids Bushcraft
  • Photographic Safari Icon Photographic Safari
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Enriching encounters

ICONIC WILDLIFE

Whether you want to tick the Big Five off your bucket list or seek out specific safari species, our expert guides reveal the typical wildlife sightings to expect in the Laikipia Plateau

  • Wildebeest
    Wildebeest
  • White Rhino
    White Rhino
  • Reticulated Giraffe
    Reticulated Giraffe
  • Oryx
    Oryx
  • Lion
    Lion
  • Leopard
    Leopard
  • Hippo
    Hippo
  • Grevys Zebra
    Grevys Zebra
  • Gerenuk
    Gerenuk
  • Elephant
    Elephant
  • Buffalo
    Buffalo
  • Black Rhino
    Black Rhino
Sample Itineraries

TRIPS TO INSPIRE

From majestic wildlife to out of this world natural wonders, enchanting beaches and intriguing cities, every bespoke Mahlatini journey is thrilling. Unsure where to visit? Whether it’s a bucket-list adventure, a milestone celebration or simply a much-needed escape, experience the joy with this inspiring selection of favorites.

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  • Flights and transfers included
  • Best rates guaranteed
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HOW TO BOOK

At Mahlatini, we like to make things easy for you. Browse our website for inspiration or pick up the phone. Whether you’re full of ideas or unsure of where to start, we’re here to help. Serial safari-goer or first-time visitor, we’re ready to create your ultimate tailormade itinerary.

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