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Loisaba Star Beds

Enveloped by stars, surrounded bush

Loisaba Star Beds

Loisaba Conservancy is an immense, community run conservation area of 10 million acres. It is easy to get lost in this vast stretch of untouched wilderness. So what better way to enjoy such an incredible space than by spending a few nights under the stars? Loisaba Starbeds are built with locally available products, placed on stilts, and covered only partly by thatch so you can sleep under the stars should you wish. It's here where you'll truly find time and space to recharge your mind, to reboot you spirits and to do all of this in comfortable luxury.

At the lodge

The hotel

There is no main dining and relaxation area at Loisaba. Those travelling together will also dine together, but everything is entirely private so visitors feel they have the vast area to themselves. Soft leather coaches are located under thatch for cosy late-night banter. Chess and checker sets sit on rustic wooden coffee tables. Walls, floors and furnishings are made with materials found in the area and perched on stilts to have as little impact on the environment as possible.

The rooms

Starbeds are handcrafted, wooden platforms partially covered with thatch. A uniquely designed bed on wheels can be wheeled onto the deck for a night under the stars. Mosquito nets keep the bugs at bay and en-suite, solar-powered bathrooms supply hot water and flush toilets. There are two sets of Starbeds. The one is located at the foot of a rocky hill and overlooks the Kiboko waterhole. The other cantilevers over the Ewaso N'giro River and is reached by footbridge.

On safari

Experiences

Visitors can make their own adventure at Loisaba. Rafting down the majestic Ewaso Ngiro and Ng'are Narok Rivers is exhilarating while morning and evening game drives allow the chance to spot roaming wildlife. Walks are guided by traditional Samburu tribesmen who know the area by heart. Visitors can also trek through the bush with camels, mountain bike down the escarpment, or horseback-ride through the wild canyons of the two great rivers that span the property.

When to go

Laikipia by month

January

Season: Dry

February

Season: Dry

March

Season: Dry

April

Season: Wet

May

Season: Wet

June

Season: Wet

July

Season: Dry

August

Season: Dry

September

Season: Dry

October

Season: Dry

November

Season: Wet

December

Season: Wet

Wildlife


The greatest conservation success of the region remains with the black rhino, almost half of Kenya's entire population can be found in this area. Laikipia is a real up-and-comer on the African safari circuit, with an impressive diversity of unique species, not to mention home to the famous Big 5. Encounter elephants, big cats (often collared for research purposes), buffalo, Grevy's zebra, numerous antelope and more recently, an increasing wild dog population. Laikipia consist of a mix of high altitude grassland, dotted with rocky outcrops, low lying bush and patches of riverine forest.

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