Rating: Deluxe Price from: Â£350-Â£525 pp full board
**Please note Loisaba Lodge and Loisaba Private House were destroyed by a bushfire in October 2013. However, Loisaba Cottage is still operational.**
Loisaba Wilderness is set on the edge of the Laikipia plateau in northern Kenya. It is a 61,000 acre private ranch and wildlife conservancy on which cattle and wildlife co-exist. Due to the varied nature of the environment (hills, plains, groves of acacia, fig and palm, and rivers), there is a great variety of wildlife, including elephants, giraffe, antelope, buffalo, Grevy's zebra, striped hyena, leopard, cheetah, lion, kudu, dik-dik and even wild dogs. It is also possible to see rhinos on a nearby ranch as a day trip.
Loisaba Cottage is set back from the escarpment and has beautifully maintained gardens with a private swimming pool. There are two double en-suite bungalow rooms in the gardens plus another double room, also with its own bedroom, in the main cottage. There's an additional sleeping area (double or twin beds) on the mezzanine floor, with access to a large bathroom. Downstairs there's a cosy sitting room with double doors leading out to a terrace, with spectacular views. The cottage can accommodate groups of up to 6 adults and 4 children, or 8 adults and 2 children.
You'll have your own staff including a guide and game viewing vehicle, so you can liaise with your guide to create your perfect safari itinerary.
The Loisaba Community Trust is a locally registered charity dedicated to poverty alleviation and conservation in the surrounding area. Health and education are prime issues and the LCT has already granted 61 scholarships to secondary schools, 8 to colleges/university and 2 to trade schools since its inception in 2008. It has built classrooms, paid teachers' salaries and provided education supplies for hundreds of children.80% of the Loisaba workforce comes from the local area. By staying at Loisaba guests actively contribute to the conservation of not only the 100 sq miles of Loisaba and its diverse flora and fauna but to the wider Laikipia eco-system.