Loisaba starbeds

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Overview

Poised on a rocky kopje, the Star Beds command sweeping views over an undulating valley and a permanent waterhole, frequented by resident wildlife.

Handcrafted four-poster wooden beds sit on raised wooden platforms jutting out from a thatched-roof accommodation and are rolled out each night for guests to sleep under the endless African sky. 

Rustically designed to complement the surrounding environment, each star bed is individually built in harmony with the natural rocky features, incorporating a sitting area, and open plan bathroom with a view.

A team of traditional Samburu & Laikipiak Maasai warriors welcome and host you with their customary warm African hospitality.

Rising early to watch sunrise from your Starbed with a comforting hot beverage, the day ahead promises adventure, with a myriad of activities by which to experience Loisaba. A day of fun is rounded off with drinks by the log fire in the Starbeds lounge, sharing tall tales of the African bush, with the tale-telling continuing over a delicious shared dinner.

Loisaba Star Beds is a truly authentic and intimate African experience.

Recently purchased by The Nature Conservancy and partnered with Space For Giants elephant foundation, Loisaba Conservancy, a functioning ranch, is a success story of conservation. Home to elephant, a healthy population of lion, the rare wild dog and an abundance of other species, Loisaba is a prime example of successful collaboration between conservation, community, ranching and tourism. 

Highlights:

Rooms:

Double Star Bed Rooms

Loisaba Kiboko Star Beds has 3 ensuite Double Stars. Each comprises a main area with wardrobe, seating area and safe which sits under a thatch roof. A large balcony extends out, and the Star Bed can either sit under the thatched roof of the accommodation, or be wheeled out to rest under the night sky.

Each ensuite room is distinctively designed around the natural features of the hill. A bathroom with solar-heated hot shower and flush toilet has a unique layout in each room.

Family Star Bed Room

The ensuite Family Star Bed has two double beds pushed out onto two separate platforms extending from the room. The arrangement is suitable for families with young children.

Activities & features:

Game Driving Day and Night

Loisaba's abundant wildlife across is rolling landscape is truly wild. Loisaba is a corridor of an elephant migration route, and holds a healthy population of lion as well as notable northern species such as the Grevy zebra, Beisa oryx and Somali ostrich. Loisaba is also a home range for the rare and special wild dog.

Loisaba boasts a fleet of 16 brand new custom-designed Land Rover safari vehicles, with special features for photography. The guides of Loisaba are all KPSGA Bronze and Silver rated and have intimate knowledge of the wildlife and the culture of the area.

All game drives are inclusive in a Game Package.

Guided Bush Walks

Leaving the car behind for a bush walk allows an up-close and intimate experience of nature. Take a walk with one of Loisaba's excellent guides, and learn how to recognise animal signs and tracks, appreciate the smaller creatures and flora of Africa, all while enjoying the surroundings at a slower pace.

Guided Bush Walks are inclusive in a Game Package.

Horse Riding

Horse riding provides a chance to experience wildlife from a different perspective. Trotting through herds of zebra, impala or giraffe is an exhilarating experience. Loisaba's horses are bush-raised and trained, allowing you to get close to the wildlife.

Horse riding is additional to the game package, and normally lasts for 2 hours. Only riders with experience can partake in this activity.

Camel Trekking

Camels are a sight synonymous with Kenya's northern regions. Enjoy a ride on a traditional mode of transport along the Ewaso Nyiro river or across the plains.

Camel trekking is additional to the game package, and normally lasts for 2 hours.

Cultural Visits

The Samburu of Northern Kenya, a pastoralist tribe, are renowned for their colourful and impressive dress. Guests to Loisaba are invited to visit a local Samburu village to learn about the Samburu people and their culture.

Game drive to Samburu village is included in Game Package, but an entry fee that goes to the community is an extra.

loisaba sniffer dogs

Loisaba Conservancy has its own dedicated anti-poaching team, comprising of two sniffer dogs - Warrior and Machine - and their human handler team. Visit the team and learn about their day to day training and activities, and also view an anti-poaching demonstration in action.

A donation fee is charged that goes towards Loisaba's anti-poaching activities.

Mountain biking

For some excitement and adrenalin, take a mountain bike and your guide and explore some of the biking trails around Loisaba Conservancy on two wheels.

Mountain biking is inclusive in a Game Package.

Fishing

Take a line and an afternoon tipple down the the river and try your luck at some fishing.

Fishing is inclusive in a Game Package.

Bush meals

Enjoy a delicious gourmet meal amidst the sights, sounds and smells of the African bush. The perfect ending to a bush walk, horse ride or camel safari.

Sundowners

A spectacular African sunset is always best enjoyed with your favourite drink in hand from a carefully selected viewing point.

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Reviews:

Amazing place to stay - exceeded all our expectations!
— Traveller 2018