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Elewana Loisaba Star Beds Overview & Where Is It Located?

Set amidst a stunningly beautiful wilderness spread over 57,000 acres of the Loisaba Conservancy in northern Laikipia is the Elewana Loisaba Star Beds. This premier rustic safari vacation accommodation presents you the opportunity to experience the spirit of Africa like you never have before. Perched atop a platform, you will be able to view the landscape unobstructed all around.

From your unique vantage point, watch herds of elephants drinking at the waterhole, or gerenuks, buffaloes, impalas, and greater kudu munching on the grasses. If luck is on your side, and if you look carefully, you may spot a lion, hyena, leopard, wild dog or other predators lurking in the distant grasses before their prey senses them and run off. On arrival, you will be welcomed by a cool drink and briefed, and then taken to one of the star beds chalets by a team of Samburu and Maasai warriors.

Later, spend time relaxing in your room or in the lounge area before your tasty lunch and afternoon tea. Thereafter, your Loisaba game viewing journey will be filled with countless delights as you walk or ride atop a camel or horse, or game drive around Laikipia (best time to go).

Key Takeaways

  • Part of the Elewana chain of camps and lodges in Africa assuring guests of bespoke accommodation services
  • Located within the 57,000-acre Loisaba Conservancy in Northern Laikipia
  • Unique eco-luxury accommodation that lets you experience Africa in an unusual way by spending nights under the open skies
  • Built into the surrounding landscape incorporating natural stone from the kopjes
  • Faces a waterhole that attracts resident wildlife
Elewana Loisaba Star Beds Loisaba - Laikipia Park View

What To Expect At Elewana Loisaba Star Beds Accommodation?

Key Takeaways

  • Premier Safari Tier 1 Experience. Total of 4 rooms standing atop a platform
  • Built using sustainable materials harvested from the landscape like thatch, stone, and wood
  • Handmade "Mkokoteni" bed made with rough-hewn wood creating the four posters and framework covered with mosquito netting
  • Family Room with two double beds, both of which can be wheeled out
  • Option of getting an extra bed set up in the rooms for a third guest
The Elewana Loisaba Star Beds offer you just 4 rooms built into the surrounding landscape of rocks. Each of the rooms sits atop a platform accessible by a flight of few steps. Thatch covers the chalet huts, and a spacious wooden terrace opens outside the room. Your handmade "Mkokoteni" bed is made with rough-hewn wood creating the four posters and framework. At night, the bed is wheeled out to the terrace.

Mosquito netting covers the beds completely including the top so you can view the stars as you sleep and catch the first rays of the sun as it appears over the horizon Laikipia (other places to stay). In addition to 3 rooms with double beds, the lodge also offers a Family Room that includes two double beds. Both beds are pushed out onto separate platforms at night so parents can have all the privacy they need.

Families on safari with kids and groups of up to 3 AfricanMecca guests can request for an extra bed. The staff organizes a single bed, but it cannot be rolled out onto the terrace like the others. Additional amenities include a closet for unpacking, a small seating arrangement, and an electronic safe for storing valuables. The ensuite bathroom features an open-plan shower and single vanity which has water running into a copper bowl.
Elewana Loisaba Star Beds Accommodation Loisaba - Laikipia

Things To Do (Activities & Tour Attractions) & Why Visit Elewana Loisaba Star Beds On Loisaba - Laikipia Safari?

Key Takeaways

  • Traveling around the conservancy to explore the wilderness and meet its myriad denizens
  • Bushwalking safaris for close looks at the microcosms of the bush and the fantastic plant life
  • Visiting the rivers and dams to view aquatic birds and other animals coming to drink
  • Fishing excursion where guests can have their catch cooked for dinner
  • Horseback safaris, camel walks, mountain biking, night game drives are specialist activities you can participate in
Travel around this private conservancy of Laikipia in specially equipped safari vehicles in the company of an expert guide. You will be amazed at the in-depth knowledge he has of the land and its many denizens, both flora, and fauna. For a closer look at the indigent flora, amphibian, reptile, smaller mammal, and insect life that flourishes here, you must go on bushwalking safaris under the direction of an experienced guide.

These trips in the bush will also reveal to you many smaller birds, insects and animals that camouflage in the undergrowth. Go on a game drive around the dam or rivers in Loisaba, and you will be able to catch sight of many birds fishing such as the African fish eagle, kingfisher, pelican, heron, cattle egret, and many more. You could also try angling and try to catch your fish meal that the camp cooks will prepare for you.

Tour the breathtaking world of Laikipia astride a horse or a camel and you can view animals more intimately and closely. Watch zebras and giraffes peacefully feeding, completely oblivious to your presence. Elewana Loisaba Star Beds can arrange mountain biking excursions, walking safaris, and conservation focused activities such as sniffer dog anti-poaching patrols and visiting the Loisaba Headquarters.
Elewana Loisaba Star Beds Safari Loisaba - Laikipia Tour

How Is The Dining At Elewana Loisaba Star Beds?

Key Takeaways

  • Offers the option of having meals in the dining area or in the bushlands beside the river
  • Natural, organic ingredients freshly-harvested from local farms used to cook the meals
  • Sundowner drinks and cocktails set up at a bespoke location for enjoying the sunsets
  • Lovely dining area cut into the surrounding rocks offering fabulous views of the landscape
  • Pre-dinner drinks served back at the lodge beside a log fire
You will have your meals in unique settings in the lodge’s dining area or in the bushlands, perhaps, with panoramas of the dam with pods of hippos in them or by a sand river bank. The lodge chef at Elewana Loisaba Star Beds cooks delicious dishes using natural, organic ingredients sourced from the local farmlands of Laikipia. Enjoy sundowner drinks at a lovely location handpicked by the staff so you can revel in the views of the spectacular sunsets over the Kenyan savannah. You are provided with a generous and delicious 3-course lunch and dinner.
Elewana Loisaba Star Beds Meals Loisaba - Laikipia Dining

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Pros & Cons At Elewana Loisaba Star Beds In Loisaba - Laikipia

What We Like About Elewana Loisaba Star Beds

  1. Has just 4 rooms offering safari vacationers the tranquil, boutique holiday in Laikipia with few other visitors and customized service.
  2. Offers the unique experience of star beds where you can sleep under the velvet blanket of the African night sky with only a panel of soft mesh separating you from the wilderness.
  3. Welcomes young children traveling with parents with provisions for an extra bed set up in the room, also has a two-bedroom suite for families of 4 or more.
  4. Overlooks a watering hole that provides views of the several resident hippos and other wildlife coming to drink at all times of the day.
  5. Belonging to the Elewana chain in Kenya that keenly follows eco-friendly practices like solar panels for power, waste management, and avoiding the use of plastics.

Things To Note When Staying At Elewana Loisaba Star Beds

  1. Provides open-plan rooms and bathrooms that can get windy and cold at night. During rainy nights, the bed is rolled back inside the room. Hot water bottles are tucked in each night. Not ideal for light sleepers as there is all kinds of bush noise i.e. wind, birds, insects and animals.
  2. Does not provide facilities like a swimming pool, fitness center with equipment for working out, or a spa for massages, though some guests wanting the authentic safari holiday do not welcome these facilities.
  3. High-end eco-accommodation catering only to the affluent demographic, not suitable for tourists looking for affordable or low cost accommodation in Laikipia.
  4. Caters to families with young kids, guests preferring high age restrictions may not find the stayover suited to their liking.
  5. Has an entirely rustic feel to the lodge, not meant for vacationers looking for chic and modern facilities and amenities.
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When staying at Elewana Loisaba Star Beds in Kenya, we recommend combining your safari to Masai Mara for the wildebeest migration, Amboseli, Nakuru, Elementaita, and Naivasha - Great Rift Valley Lakes. You can also climb the 2nd highest mountain in Africa: Mount Kenya.

You may optionally extend out to other wilderness areas of Meru, Samburu, Chyulu Hills or Tsavo East - Tsavo West for an offbeat wildlife tour.

You can end your vacation on the Indian Ocean for a beach vacation and Swahili cultural tour in the exotic spice island of Zanzibar or Lamu, or even Mombasa.

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