Loisaba Tented, Laikipia: The Lowdown

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Loisaba Tented Camp is gorgeous, has some of the best views in Kenya, and has an incredible variety of activities on offer- what’s not to love?

What’s Loisaba Tented Camp really like?

The main accommodation on Loisaba was once a traditional colonial homestead. When a terrible fire damaged it, the owners of Loisaba were forced to rethink and rebuild from scratch. And WHAT a result.  The Tented Camp they built sits high on a ridge, looking out over miles and miles of Laikipia to Mount Kenya beyond.

There are just 12 very comfortable luxury tents, 6 used as double or twin tents and the others are paired up to make 3 family tents- one double and one twin tent joined by a pathway. this is a really clever move- as there is so much to do on Loisaba it has always been a brilliant choice for a family safari.  The tents are large and airy with a small area in front to sit and drink your coffee and admire the view.  

At the main part of the camp there’s a lounge and dining area under stretched canvas, and an infinity pool looking out over Africa.

What can I do at Loisaba Tented Camp?

Game drives have always been a highlight of visiting the Loisaba Conservancy, and we once spent hours here as a herd of 50-100 elephants moved peacefully around us, munching on the trees while inquisitive little ones came to inspect the vehicle. You shouldn’t probably expect the same wildlife densities as the Masai Mara, but this is a great spot for safari geeks as you have a chance of spotting the more unusual northern species of ostrich, oryx and zebra, plus, if you’re really lucky, wild dog.

You can also stretch your legs on a bush walk, experienced riders can try a riding safari and camel safaris don’t require any experience at all (there’s an extra charge for both of these). There’s mountain biking and fishing, and if you’d like to learn a bit more about hands on conservation and supporting the local community, for a small donation you can visit a nearby Samburu Village or go to see the work of Loisaba’s anti-poaching dogs.

Giving back at Loisaba Tented Camp…

Loisaba’s mission is to protect the habitat and wildlife diversity of this fragile area along with supporting the local pastoralist communities and their livestock. The aim everywhere is sustainability- energy is provided by solar panels and water and soil are managed for long term sustainable productivity.

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