BEST TIME TO VISIT LAIKIPIA FOR A NORTHERN KENYA SAFARI
The long rainy season not only has fewer guests, but the landscape is transformed by the increased moisture. Lush grasslands and the arrival of newborn animals, especially antelopes, make this time of year perfect for an intimate and riveting bush holiday at Laikipia. Because this is considered the low or green tourist season, room rates are lower, although other costs do not change throughout the year, such as guided activities, park fees and logistics (read more on where to stay in Laikipia). Bird lovers may prefer to plan their travel from October to April when migratory species arrive at Laikipia from as far as Europe and Russia. Weather patterns also affect the logistics of your wildlife viewing. When there is little rainfall, the moisture evaporates quickly because Laikipia is located near the equator where it is normally warmer. More significant rainfall, though, make the roads muddy and somewhat difficult to navigate. Additionally, the trails used for walking safaris may be slippery. Activities, such as helicopter safaris, camel rides and horseback safaris, may only be offered when the weather cooperates with such outdoor excursions. Temperatures vary during the year from the daytime highs of 71 F (22 C) in the cooler months to 90 (32 C) in the hotter humid months to nighttime lows of 50 F (10 C) to 57 (14 C) degrees with variability depending on the season of visit and where you are staying in Laikipia, but temperatures tend to be cooler in the highlands, especially in the evenings through early mornings. Southern Laikipia is much cooler being closer to Nanyuki compared to Northern Laikipia where you are bordering the Northern Frontier District. AfricanMecca recommends that you bring a warm fleece or sweater for your comfort as you will need it, especially during early morning and evening game drives.
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WHERE TO STAY IN LAIKIPIA
Most lodgings at Laikipia are deluxe to exclusive. We recommend Lewa Wilderness and Loisaba Wilderness as a premier luxury option. Lewa Safari Camp and Sosian offer a deluxe experience.
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SAFARI & TOUR IN LAIKIPIA
The advantages of visiting Laikipia during your adventurous safari is an opportunity to view an abundance of wildlife while partaking of activities that are restricted in national parks in Kenya.
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GUIDE ON LAIKIPIA
Located in northern Kenya, the private conservancies of Laikipia represent an outstanding model of wildlife conservation that provides our guests with a distinctive, multifaceted safari vacation.
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Within the Laikipia are individual, privately and community-owned conservancies that offer superb distinct accommodations, exploratory activities, striking scenery and diverse wildlife experiences.
What are our Customers saying about us? READ MORE REVIEWS
Jambo Altaf, We had a once-in-a-lifetime experience in Kenya. The two camps you had chosen for us to stay in -- Il Ngwesi Lodge in Laikipia and Basecamp Maasai Mara -- were exemplary in how they were built...
Almut Spalding, Ph.D - Assoc. Professor of Modern Languages - Illinois College, United States
Dear Raza, Just a note to let you know that my daughter and I had a wonderful time in Kenya. I fell in love with your beautiful country & people. Our safari at Lewa Conservancy was everything we expected and more.
Patricia Young - Universal Music Group - California, United States
Jambo Altaf, Many thanks for a brilliant holiday. Your choice of tented accommodation at the two Tsavos and Amboseli was superb, we didn't have a favourite. We would recommend AfricanMecca to anyone.
Geoffrey Topliss - Northampton, United Kingdom
We had the most unbelievable African Safari experience imaginable. Our first stay at Wilderness Trails in Lewa was a big surprise. We were able to see all the Big Five up close. Thank you for a superb experience.
Gary & Helen Bartel - Sacramento - California, United States
Dear Raza...We had a fantastic time at Wilderness Trails and Borana. And you and your organization provided top quality service. You were completely correct about all your recommendations. Thank you.
Deanne LaRue - California, United States
Jambo Altaf and Raza! We are back on earth now after our fabulous honeymoon. This is to say THANK YOU so much for organising a week in Kenya that we will never forget.....!
Dr Krina Zondervan, Oxford University - United Kingdom
Dear Raza, The accommodations you recommended were superb. We loved them all -- Giraffe Manor, Wilderness Trails, Governor's Il Moran, Ngorongoro Crater Lodge and Mnemba Island Lodge.
Pat Bernard, Vice President, Global Channel Sales, Novell Corp - New Hampshire United States
EAST AFRICA SAFARI BOOKING TRIP IDEA FOR LAIKIPIA IN NORTHERN KENYA
When visiting a conservancy in Laikipia e.g. Lewa, we recommend combining your safari to Masai Mara for the wildebeest migration, Amboseli, Nakuru and Naivasha - Great Rift Valley Lakes. You can also day trek or climb the 2nd highest mountain in Africa - Mount Kenya.
You may optionally extend out to other wilderness areas of Meru, Samburu, Chyulu Hills or Tsavo East - Tsavo West ending with a beach vacation and Swahili cultural tour in the exotic spice island of Zanzibar or Lamu, or even Mombasa.
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