​Malaria & Safety – Laikipia

Anthony Ham
Expert
By Anthony Ham

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the guide to Kenya.

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Lonely Planet guide to Kenya.

Anthony is the author of the Lonely Planet guide to Kenya.

Safety

In our opinion, it is generally safe to visit Laikipia Plateau, especially when on an organized tour. Independent travelers should always seek local advice before heading out. For more general advice about traveling around Laikipia and Kenya, we recommend checking the government travel advisories listed on the ‘Safety & Security – Kenya’ page (see link below).

Malaria & Vaccinations

Several vaccinations might be needed before traveling to Kenya. Malaria is present in Laikipia and antimalarials are recommended. The use of mosquito repellent (those containing DEET are most effective) and covering up in the evening help greatly to minimize the risk of getting bitten.

Wildlife Viewing

As long as you pay attention to the instructions given by your guide, you should be safe while viewing wildlife in Laikipia. For more information, please read the ‘Wildlife Viewing Safety Precautions’ below.

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