ELEWANA LOISABA TENTED CAMP AND LITTLE LOISABA
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. 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.
Elewana Loisaba Tented Camp is situated on the beautiful Loisaba Conservancy in Laikipia.
The eleven 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 and each has a wide verandah and private grassed area in front.
Loisaba has 8 rooms and Little Loisaba has 3 rooms, a private entrance, parking, pool and bar making it ideal for family groups or friends travelling together.
The 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.
ACTIVITIES AND WILDLIFE
Visitors to Loisaba are offered a choice of activities to experience the wildlife and landscape on many different levels - day and evening 4 x 4 game drives. horse-riding, camel-trekking, guided bush walks, fishing, mountain biking, cultural visits to Samburu villages and visits to the anti-poaching sniffer dogs. The guides of Loisaba are all KPSGA Bronze and Silver rated and have intimate knowledge of the wildlife and the culture of the area.
Game Driving Day and Night - Loisaba's abundant wildlife across is rolling landscape is truly wild - the camp 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.
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 guides and learn how to recognise animal signs and tracks, appreciate the smaller creatures and flora of Africa while enjoying the surroundings at a slower pace.
Horse Riding - provides a chance to experience wildlife from a different perspective. Trotting through herds of zebra, impala or giraffe is an exhilarating experience and Loisaba's horses are bush-raised and trained, allowing you to get closer to the wildlife (additional cost).
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 (additional cost - around 2 hours).
Cultural Visits - the Samburu of Northern Kenya - a pastoralist tribe - are well known for their colourful and impressive dress and you 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 directly to the community is an extra.
Loisaba Sniffer Dogs - Loisaba Conservancy has its own dedicated anti-poaching team comprising of four sniffer dogs - Warrior, Machine, Memusi and Nanyokie - 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.
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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