Loisaba Tented Camp

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Overview

Opened in May 2016, Loisaba Tented Camp is one of the most exciting new properties in Kenya, situated on the beautiful Loisaba Conservancy in Laikipia.

Perched on the edge of an escarpment, the camp is designed to capitalize on unhindered views across Laikipia's mottled landscape all the way to Mt Kenya. All accommodations and main areas enjoy a breathtaking vantage point over an expansive panorama. 

African-themed sophistication and style is the flavour of Loisaba Tented Camp. Spacious and airy tents are custom-built with large top-to-bottom doors and windows, high ceilings and polished wood floors. The tent suites are adorned in chic Africana furniture with a modern European twist. The bathrooms are luxurious with double-basin vanity and solar-heated hot water cascading from a rainfall shower to deliver a revitalizing cleanse after an action-packed day.  

The inviting main areas of Loisaba Tented Camp include a large open dining area, separate open lounge and bar, a large wooden decking area for outside dining, relaxing and enjoying the view, and one of Africa's most picturesque infinity pools. 

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, communities, ranching and tourism. 

Visitors to Loisaba are offered a myriad of activities to experience the wildlife and landscape on many different levels. Loisaba boasts a fleet of brand new custom-designed Land Rover safari vehicles for game driving both day and night. Other activities include horse-riding, camel-trekking, guided bush walks, fishing, mountain biking, cultural visits to Samburu villages and visits to the anti-poaching sniffer dogs.

Highlights:

Rooms:

Double Ensuite Tent

Spacious and airy tents are custom-built with large top-to-bottom doors and windows, high ceilings and polished wood floors. The tent suites are adorned in chic Africana furniture with a modern European twist. The bathrooms are luxurious with flush toilets, double-basin vanity and solar-heated hot water cascading from a rainfall shower to deliver a revitalizing cleanse after an action-packed day.

Loisaba has five double ensuite tents that are 7m x 7m and one that is 9m x 9m. Each has a wide verandah and private grassed area in front.

Family Combinations

Loisaba Tented Camp has three Family Combinations. These combinations comprise of two large 7x7 metre tents adjoined by a walkway, with one tent a double, and the other a convertible twin/double.

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 at an additional cost, 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 at an additional cost, 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 to 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.1

Sundowners

A spectacular African sunset is always best enjoyed with your favourite drink in hand.

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Reviews:

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