Loisaba Star Beds (Laikipia)

Loisaba Star Beds

Poised on a rocky kopje, the Elewana Loisaba Star Beds command sweeping views over an undulating valley and a permanent waterhole. In the Loisaba Conservancy, northern Kenya. Which is a practical project in sustainable land use. Frequented by resident wildlife.

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. Followed by a delicious shared dinner. Guest share their tales of the African bush at both. There is Wi-Fi internet throughout the camp.

Elewana Loisaba Star Beds is a truly authentic and intimate African experience. “The biggest bedroom in the world, where the night sky is your ceiling and the hills in the distance are your walls”.

There are 3 x Elewana properties in Laikipia. The other two are Loisaba Tented Camp and Loisaba Lodo Springs.

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Elewana Loisaba Star Beds Accommodation

Unique to Loisaba, the Star Beds are a truly memorable African experience.  Sleep under the endless African sky.

Elewana Loisaba Star Beds has 3 x en suite Double Star Bed Platforms with handcrafted four poster wooden beds. Each comprises a main area with wardrobe, seating area and safe which sits under a thatch roof. A large balcony extends out, and the Star Bed can either sit under the thatched roof of the accommodation, or are wheeled out to rest under the night sky.

Sleep under thatch or on the deck under the stars

The open-to-air bathrooms are designed around the rocky features of the kopje. They all have a unique layout with a plumbed shower offering piping hot solar-heated water, a basin and flush loo. As well as beautiful views over the valley below.

The en suite Family Star Bed platform has two double beds. These can be pushed out onto two separate platforms extending from the room. The arrangement is suitable for families with young children.

The Family Star Bed room also features a sitting area, wardrobe and safe. The bathroom is set slightly apart adjoined by a short undercover walkway.

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Family Star bed

All the rooms can fit an extra single bed that can’t be rolled outdoors.

Laikipia Family Safari

Families are welcome at Elewana Loisaba Star Beds.

Some of the activities for children are:
Warrior training – Learning how to make a fire, throw a spear and make a bow & arrow
Guided bush walks around camp
Horse riding and camel riding for older experienced children
Visit to sniffer dogs, with anti-poaching demonstration
Mountain biking (over 12 years old)
Visit to Samburu village
Children’s menu

Child Policy at Elewana Loisaba Star Beds

Children under the age of 12 year sharing with an adultChild(ren) free of charge plus adult single rate
Children aged 12-17 years in their own room (2 minimum)75% of the adult sharing rate
Child(ren) aged 12-17 years sharing with 1 adult50% of the adult sharing rate for the child , adult per person sharing rate
Child aged 12-17 sharing with 2 adults Triple rate applies

*Child aged 12-17 sharing with 2 adults Family room rate to apply at Star beds
*Child policy applies in all the Elewana properties. Except Kilindi where there are no children allowed.
For the activities the child rates start from 3 to 17 year old.

More info on Loisaba Conservancy

Loisaba is a 57,000 acre conservancy within Laikipia County. It is owned by Loisaba Community Trust. A Kenyan Trust committed to wildlife and ecological conservation. The Loisaba mission is to protect and enhance critical wildlife diversity, abundance and habitat in the Loisaba landscape. Here there are no game park rules, no caged animals and none of the constraints of western life.

It sits on the western edge of one of Kenya’s most important elephant movement corridors. While concurrently supporting sustainable livestock production and improving the lives of neighboring communities. The local Samburu and Maasai tribes are full partners in the project so your visit not only conserves the environment but also pays for the education and welfare of the people who call this remote and magnificent region home. This basic premise infiltrates every part of the ranch.

Home to elephant, a healthy population of lion, the rare wild dog and an abundance of other species, Loisaba is a prime example of successful collaboration between conservation, communities, ranching and tourism.

Loisaba is not just a holiday destination of natural beauty and infinite variety. It is a practical project in sustainable land use.


Visitors to Loisaba are offered a myriad of activities to experience the wildlife and landscape on many different levels. Besides the normal safari activities like game drives and bush walks, there are many other activities. These include horse riding, camel trekking, fishing, mountain biking, cultural visits to Samburu villages and visits to the anti-poaching sniffer dogs.

More information on activities at Loisaba Star Beds

Game Driving Day and Night

Loisaba boasts a fleet of brand new custom-designed Land Rover safari vehicles for game driving both day and night. The guides of Loisaba are all KPSGA Bronze and Silver rated and have intimate knowledge of the wildlife and the culture of the area.

Loisaba’s abundant wildlife across its rolling landscape is truly wild. It is huge and you could take one months exploring this land and you’d never encounter the same view twice. We can assure you that 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.

Loisaba is a corridor of an elephant migration route, and holds a healthy population of lion. As well as notable northern species such as the Grevy zebra, Beisa oryx and Somali ostrich. Loisaba is one the best places in East Africa to see Wild Dog.

All game drives are inclusive in a Game Package.

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Cheetah Chase
Reticulated Giraffe

Guided Bush and Bird Walks

Leaving the car behind for a bush walk allows an up close and intimate experience of nature. Take a walk with one of Loisaba’s excellent guides, and learn how to recognize animal signs and tracks, appreciate the smaller creatures and flora of Africa, all while enjoying the surroundings at a slower pace.

Guided Bush Walks are inclusive in a Game Package.

Horse Riding

Horse riding provides a chance to experience wildlife from a different perspective. Trotting through herds of zebra, impala or giraffe is an exhilarating experience. Loisaba’s horses are bush raised and trained. This allows you to get close to the wildlife.

Horse riding normally lasts for 2 hours. Only riders with experience can partake in this activity.

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Horse riding

Camel Trekking

Camels are a sight synonymous with Kenya’s northern regions. Enjoy a ride on a traditional mode of transport along the Ewaso Nyiro river or across the plains.

Camel trekking normally lasts for 2 hours.

Cultural Visits

Guests to Loisaba are invited to visit a local village to learn about the Samburu people and their culture. This tribe is well known for their colorful and impressive dress.

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Cultural visit

Loisaba Sniffer Dogs

Loisaba Conservancy has its own dedicated anti-poaching team, comprising of sniffer dogs 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.

Mountain Biking

For some excitement and adrenaline, take a mountain bike and your guide and explore some of the biking trails around Loisaba Conservancy on two wheels.


If you are a fishing enthusiast, we have some great dams for both catfish and tilapia! We include a short game drive to the dam, where you may see hippos and other wildlife.

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Getting there

There are daily flights departing from Nairobi. Loisaba airstrip is a 1hr flight from Wilson Airport (Nairobi). It is a 15 minute drive from the airstrip to Loisaba Star Beds.

We can arrange private charters or road transfers from anywhere in Kenya.

Elewana Loisaba Star Beds Accommodation Rates

Loisaba Star Beds offers either full board or ‘game package’ rates.

Full board rates include accommodation, all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner), soft drinks, beer, house wines and selected spirits, teas, coffees and refreshments (on the property), and laundry services.

Game package rates include a full board package, scheduled and shared game drives, activities including guided walking safari, bush sun downers, camel or horse riding, fishing, mountain biking, transfers to and from designated airstrips. The transfer / game drive to conservancy head quarters and cultural visit are also included. You just pay a small fee to the community / Loisaba’s anti-poaching activities.

Both rates exclude park fees, champagne, private cellar wines and premium spirit/beers. They also exclude activities not specified above.

2024 Loisaba Star Beds Full Board Rates

Full Board

Game Package

Mid Season:
4th January to 31st March 2024, 1st to 30th June 2024 and 1st November until 19th December 2024
Per person sharing$409$609
Single room$614$814
Family room$921$1,521
Green Season:
1st April to 31st May 2024
High Season:
1st July to 31st October 2024 and 20th December 2024 to 3rd January 2025
Per person sharing$530$730
Single room$794$994
Family room$1,191$1,791

2025 Loisaba Star Beds Full Board Rates

Full Board

Game Package

Mid Season:
4th January to 31st March 2025, 1st to 30th June 2025 and 1st November until 19th December 2025
Per person sharing$462$662
Single room$687$887
Family room$1,062$1,762
Green Season:
1st April to 31st May 2025
High Season:
1st July to 31st October 2025 and 20th December 2025 to 3rd January 2026
Per person sharing$595$795
Single room$887$1,087
Family room$1,359$2,059

Elewana Loisaba Star Beds Accommodation Special Offers

Loisaba Star Beds is on the 10 day Elewana SkySafari Kenya itinerary.

Offers cannot be combined unless specified.

Elewana Circuit Discount

Loisaba Star Beds is part of the Elewana Collection. A collection of luxury boutique lodges, camps and hotels in iconic locations across Kenya and Tanzania. Stay longer at any combination of these properties and get great discounts in 2024 and 2025:
6+ nights: 10%
9+ nights: 15%
12+ nights: 20%

Valid in mid and low season at Arusha Coffee Lodge* but all year at all other Elewana properties.

*Mid and low season at Arusha Coffee Lodge is from 1st March to 31st May and 1st November to 19th December.

The Circuit Discount Offer is valid at:
Tarangire Treetops, The Manor at Ngorongoro, Serengeti Migration Camp, Serengeti Pioneer Camp, Kilindi Zanzibar, (PLUS Arusha Coffee Lodge in mid and low season) in Tanzania
Loisaba Tented Camp, Loisaba Star Beds, Loisaba Lodo Springs, Lewa Safari Camp, Kifaru House Lewa, Sand River Mara, Elephant Pepper Camp, Tortilis Camp Amboseli, Elsa’s Kopje or AfroChic, Diani Beach (closed for major refurbishment) in Kenya.

Returning Guests

Get an extra 5% discount when you return to any Elewana property. Plus a 20% discount on Spa treatments*.
*Spa services not available in Masai Mara and Serengeti

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