Loisaba Star Beds

Poised on a rocky kopje, the Loisaba Star Beds command sweeping views over an undulating valley and a permanent waterhole, frequented by resident wildlife.

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 enjoy the most memorable 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 & Laikipiak Maasai warriors welcome and host you with their customary warm African hospitality.

Rising early to watch sunrise from your Star Bed with a comforting hot beverage, the day ahead promises adventure, with a myriad of activities by which to experience Loisaba. A day of fun is rounded off with drinks by the log fire in the Star Beds lounge, sharing tall tales of the African bush, with the tale-telling continuing over a delicious shared dinner.

Loisaba Star Beds is a truly authentic and intimate African experience.

Loisaba is made for adventure: guests enjoy complete freedom to choose how they spend their time so the only barrier is your own imagination. Trek through the bush with camels, mountain bike down the escarpment, raft, horseback-ride or drive through the wild canyons of the two great rivers that span the vast property.

Wilderness Adventure
Loisaba is immense: bigger than ten of the world's fully-fledged nations. You could take months exploring this land and never encounter the same view twice. We can assure you that you will not bump into anyone else and you will see the most extraordinary natural wonders - spectacular animal life that is wild, free and exhilarating to observe and a kaleidoscopic variety of birds, both endemic and migratory.

Game drives
One of the best ways to view the wildlife at Loisaba is on a game drive. Whether you go early in the morning or late afternoon, you own 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
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 Riding
Experience the unique 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 and our stable of horses have all been reared from birth in the bush so are quite accustomed to its presence. We do, however, require a reasonable degree of riding skill.

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.

For a unique 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 or as well as over night camel camps using lightweight tentage for the more intrepid.

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.

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.

Location
The Kiboko Starbeds are situated on a hillside overlooking the Kiboko waterhole, a busy wildlife focal point with resident hippo. Loisaba is a 56,000 acre private wildlife conservancy famous for its elephant population, as well as the big cats, and is one of the best locations to see Wild Dog. “Loisaba” is the Samburu name for the Seven Sisters constellation.

Accommodation & Facilities
“Starbeds” are   ensuite rooms on raised open wooden platforms, with a rollout bed open to the stars.
• 3 ensuite rooms with double beds
•1 ensuite family room with two double beds rolled onto separate outside platforms.
•Dining room, lounge area and open decked verandah

Dining
•Dining times are as follows:
   •Breakfast: 06h30 to 09h30
   •Lunch: 13h00 to 14h30
   •Dinner: 20h00 to 21h30
•Individual dietary requests can be satisfied with advance notice.
•Shared dining in dining room lounge.
•Private dining available.
•Bush breakfasts, sundowners & picnic lunches

Weather
•Temperature:  Low 15ºC / 59ºF High 25ºC / 77ºF
•Rainfall: approximately 500 to 600 mm pa
•Climate: Hot days, chilly nights, low humidity

Encounters
•The famous “Starbeds” offer a unique  rustic “under the stars” experience  
•Game viewing within a private 56’000 acre private wildlife conservancy
•Custom-designed open-sided Land Rover safari vehicles for day and night game drives
•Guided bush walks with qualified Samburu guides
•Horse riding among the wildlife
•Lion tracking, camel trekking, mountain biking and fishing
•Opportunities to visit and share in conservation projects of Loisaba, including cultural visits.
•Visits to sniffer dogs and the anti-poaching unit
•Loisaba is one the best places in East Africa to see Wild Dog
* Some ecounters may incur additional charges

Getting there
Loisaba Airstrip is a 30 minute drive from the camp.
•Twice  daily scheduled Safarilink flight departing Nairobi Wilson at 08h00 & 10h20, min 2 pax.
•Twice  daily scheduled Safarilink flight to Nanyuki departing Nairobi Wilson at 08h00 and 10h20 to connect with private charter.
•In high  season , extra Safarilink flight departing Nairobi Wilson at 13h00, min 2 pax.
•Once daily scheduled Air Kenya flight to Nanyuki departing Nairobi Wilson at 09h15 to connect with private charter.  
•Private air charters from anywhere.
•Road transfers from Nanyuki airstrip, approx. 4hrs.

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