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Loisaba Starbeds

Laikipia Samburu & the North

Rating: Mid-range    

Loisaba Starbeds overview

Loisaba Starbeds sits on a rocky kopje, with commanding views over the beautiful valley and waterhole below. For those wanting a fully immersive experience, something a little different, then Starbeds could be what you are looking for. The Starbeds offer guests an adventurous and romantic sleeping experience under the African sky. You'll be welcomed and looked after by a team of traditional Samburu and Laikipiak Maasai warriors. 

Each Starbed is designed on a raised, handcrafted, wooden platform that is partially covered with a thatched roof. Homemade 'Mukokoteni' beds can either be wheeled onto the open deck for a night under the stars or left under the shelter of the thatch. All the beds have complete four poster mosquito netting. There is a sitting area and open plan bathroom, with a view of course. There are 3 double platforms and 1 twin or family platform at the camp. The en-suite shower room has hot running water and flush toilet, and solar electricity.

Your hosts at the Starbeds are Samburu and Laikipiak Maasai warriors and they will ensure you get the most out of your stay here. Watch the sunrise from your bed with a hot drink and round the day off with drinks by the fire in the Star Beds lounge, chatting with the other guests before sharing a delicious dinner and retiring to your own Starbeds platform to marvel at the African stars before drifting off to sleep.

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Open: Loisaba Starbeds is open all year round.

Location: The camp sits on a rocky kopje in the Loisaba Private Conservancy in Laikipia. It overlooks the valley and a permanent waterhole.

Rooms: There are three double platforms and one family platform with two double beds pushed out onto two platforms. Each platform is open plan and partially covered by thatch. There's a seating area and en-suite bathroom with bucket shower, flush toilet and basin. Each platform has a small safe. If required the rooms can fit an extra single bed, though this will not roll out under the stars.

Activities: Early morning and late afternoon game drives allow you to explore deeper into the conservancy be it across the plains, along the river bank or through the bush. Keen riders can explore on horseback. Get closer to the diversity and explore on foot with a traditional Samburu guide. Those wanting to learn more about the local culture can spend an afternoon at a Maasai village and see how they live. Camel safaris are another option and a great way to see more of Loisaba from a different vantage point, or if you prefer two wheels, then take to a mountain bike and explore some of the trails together with a guide. A highlight for many is a visit to the Loisaba sniffer dogs and the anti-poaching team. Warrior, Machine and their handler will take you through an anti-poaching demonstration.

Facilities: There is a cosy lounge area under thatch with comfy couches and chairs. A warming fire is lit on cool mornings and evenings. From the lounge, you walk out onto the dining deck which overlooks the valley.

Dining: Delicious meals are served al-fresco or in the dining area under thatch. 

Children: Children of all ages are welcome, though due to the nature of the accommodation and decks we don't recommend Loisaba Starbeds for small children.

Health: This is a malarial area.

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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. 

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