Laikipia: home to more endangered species than anywhere else in East Africa
Set against the immense backdrop of Mount Kenya, Laikipia is one of the most important and biologically diverse wildlife refuges in East Africa. The Laikipia Plateau is 9,500km² (roughly the same area as Cyprus) and varies in topography from semi-arid plains to rolling hills thick with acacia. But, it’s what this landscape holds that is of real interest.
Second only to the Masai Mara in terms of wildlife density, and home to many endangered species, including the black rhino. Laikipia also boasts the largest population of elephant outside of Kenya’s national parks and reserves.
Laikipia is so much more than the sum of its parts. Formed from a patchwork of enormous ranches it is a true testament of the power of collective action to conserve wildlife. Over the years, with cooperation from their owners, these farms have been transformed into game reserves and now contain more endangered species than anywhere else in East Africa.
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