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Loisaba Tented Camp

Experience ancient tribes and unique wildlife in a desert wonderland

Loisaba Tented Camp

Loisaba Tented Camp embodies a true balance between people, landscape, culture and the wildlife. Set in the stark Samburu area of north central Kenya, the lodge aims to touch your mind, body and soul while on safari in this unique and beautiful land. You can't help leaving truly moved. Loisaba also encourages local communities to get involved in the lodge. This philosophy infiltrates every part of the ranch and conservancy, and the local Samburu and Maasai tribes are full partners in the project. Head out into the local conservancy in search of big game such as lion, elephant and buffalo (as well as unique species such as the Grevy's zebra and reticulated giraffe), with a rare insight into the nomadic Samburu and Laikipiak Maasai people's cultures and traditions.

At the lodge

The hotel

The Loisaba tented camp is the newest edition to the Loisaba Conservancy; it opened in March 2016. The camp is perched on the edge of a 500ft escarpment and has dramatic views across the Laikipia plains and the snow-capped peak of Mount Kenya. The decor is stylish safari chic, with natural textures and clean lines. The infinity pool is perfect for cooling off or soaking up the dramatic views, it feels like you are suspended between heaven and earth.

The rooms

Loisaba Tented Camp are managed by the exclusive Elewana Collection and consists of four stylish and spacious double rooms, one deluxe tented suite and two family tents, each made up of two double en-suite tents with shared verandas. The exclusive family residence offers three en-suite rooms, a shared private lounge, dining tent and a private pool. Every room overlooks the Laikipia plains; you'll see herds of buffalo, zebra and elephant crossing while relaxing on your deck. On a clear day, you'll see as far as the snow-peaked caps of Mount Kenya.

On safari

Experiences

Mount a stallion and explore the African savannah on horseback. Trot past a herd of zebra or saunter through one of the indigenous forests on the property. Interacting with the Masai at the traditional Masai village is an enjoyable experience. See how one of Africa's most proud and noble tribes live, watch them dance and view some of their beadwork. Top this off with a camel safari. Camels are the traditional mode of transport in the dry land of Northern Kenya. Overnight camel campi using lightweight tentage is perfect for the more adventurous traveller.

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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