ELEWANA LOISABA STAR BEDS
Poised on a rocky kopje, the Elewana Loisaba Star Beds command sweeping views over an undulating valley and a permanent waterhole, frequented by resident wildlife.
Loisaba is a 57,000 acre wildlife conservancy and working ranch located in Northern Laikipia, Kenya.
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 and Laikipiak Maasai warriors welcome and host you during your stay.
After a night under the starts you will rise early to watch sunrise from your Starbed with a hot drink in bed - one of those wonderful experiences of Africa that will live with you forever!
Star Bed - 3 rooms
Elewana Loisaba Star Beds has 3 ensuite Double Star Bed Platforms each with a main area, 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 and has a bathroom with solar-heated hot shower and flush toilet.
Family Star Bed - 1 room
The ensuite Family Star Bed platform has two double beds pushed out onto two separate platforms extending from the room and the room is suitable for families with young children.
ACTIVITES AND WILDLIFE
Wilderness Adventure - Loisaba is immense and you could take months exploring this land and never encounter the same view twice. You will not see other vehicles and you can enjoy spectacular wildlife and birdlife that is wild, free and exhilarating to observe.
Game Drives - one of the best ways to view the wildlife at Loisaba is on a game drive in the early morning or late afternoon - your informative guide will take you in an open vehicle across the open plains, through the bush or along the river bank viewing the wide variety of game, birds, plants and trees.
Fishing - can be arranged in the river and dams, kindly note this is seasonal and depends on the rains. Equipment, both modern and traditional can be supplied.
Horse Rides - experience the exhilaration of riding on the plains with a herd of zebra,walking gently through a graceful forest of giraffe or past a herd of elephant. On horseback it is possible to get unusually close to wildlife. A reasonable degree of riding skill is required.
Walking - a great way to view the stunning diversity of Loisaba is on foot. You will be accompanied by traditional Samburu guides whose knowledge of local flora, fauna, cultural and history is unmatched.
Cultural experience - spend an afternoon down at the traditional Masai village - a great experience see how the Masai live, watch them dance and view some of their beadwork.
Camel Safaris - the traditional mode of transport in the dry land of Northern Kenya and another great way to experience Loisaba. Short or longer walks can be arranged.
Mountain Biking - for some excitement and adrenalin take a mountain bike and your guide and explore some of the biking trails around Loisaba Conservancy.
Loisaba Conservancy's Anit Poaching Unit - Loisaba Conservancy has its own dedicated anti-poaching team with four sniffer dogs.
The Maasai community - the Loisaba Community Conservation Foundation (LCCF) aims to assist the area surrounding Loisaba Conservancy by encouraging community-driven enterprise and fostering the development of philanthropic based community initiatives.
Conservation - all profits generated by tourism activities at Loisaba are dedicated to conservation of the 230km2 private wilderness area, in addition to supporting community orientated health, education and enterprise programmes outside its boundaries with the neighbouring Samburu and Laikipiak Maasai tribes.
Loisaba Conservancy’s Anti Poaching Unit - Loisaba Conservancy in partnership with The Nature Conservancy has its own dedicated anti-poaching team.
The conservancy is a haven for more than 260 bird and 50 mammal species. Alongside the more common wildlife, Loisaba provides critical habitat and a migration corridor 800 elephants, large herds of buffalo, dozens of the endangered Grevy’s zebra, towers of endangered reticulated giraffes and the beautiful greater kudu. Our cat population is thriving, with over three lion prides on Loisaba at one time and numerous leopards and cheetahs. To top it off the African wild dog, thought for many years to be extinct in the region, are once again being sighted regularly and often denning on Loisaba.
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