Thanks to a recent refurbishment, Loisaba Tented Camp is arguably the most stylish cliffside retreat in the massive Loisaba Conservancy. Its remote position (two to three hours by road or a short flight from Nanyuki) adds a special pioneering element to the experience – once you have checked in, it’s easy to feel as though you’re the only people in Africa!
Loisaba’s concerned commitment to conservation has raised substantially the wildlife population in the region – guests wanting to tick off the likes of elephant (more than 800 pachyderms call the conservancy home), giraffe, lion, buffalo and zebra have come to the right place. All in all, the area hosts over 50 species of mammal (four of the Big 5), and Big Cat fans will relish great sightings of the three resident lion prides plus cheetah and leopard. Likewise, with over 250 species of endemic and migrant birds visiting the area, birding enthusiasts are spoilt for choice.
While the natural surrounds are jaw-droppingly lovely and animal sightings prolific, the lodge itself is an equally delightful surprise given its remote location. The decor in each of the tents (there are 12 in total, of which three are adjoining family tents) is understated, taking its cue from the surrounds, with plenty of natural textures and tones setting the scene. Likewise, the communal areas are contemporary in their style, with animal-hide-clad furniture juxtaposed against raw wood pieces. Loisaba Tented Camp is a deeply comfortable, easy-on-the-eye offering where the extraordinary vistas really do take centre stage at every turn.
If you have time while in Loisaba, visit the Loisaba Skybeds, where guests overnight in elevated suites under a canopy of stars. Also, for guests wanting to contribute to the region’s greater good, the ‘Pack for A Purpose’ programme is brilliant: pack much-needed medicines, school supplies or clothing to donate to local clinics and communities.
Things to do
• Game-viewing drives
• Guided bush walks
• Guided camel rides
• Guided fishing excursions
• Guided horseback-riding excursions
• Guided mountain-biking excursions
• Visits to local village
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