Fodor's Expert Review Loisaba Tented Camp and Loisaba Star Beds

Laikipia Plateau, Laikipia, Kenya

The Loisaba Tented Camp sits right in the middle of the game-rich Loisaba Conservancy in the northern reaches of Laikipia and is part of the Ewaso Nyiro River ecosystem. It's home to elephants, a healthy population of lions, the rare wild dog, and an abundance of other species. Perched on the edge of a rocky escarpment, this lovely camp has spacious open dining, lounge, and bar areas, and a stunning infinity pool with views across the Laikipia plains to Mt. Kenya and a waterhole below. The six large and airy tents have polished wooden floors, wide decks, and bathrooms with rainfall hot showers. If you fancy something even more special, opt for one of the Loisaba Star Beds (about 6 km/3.7 miles away), but don't expect a meager stretcher under the stars. You'll sleep on a wooden "platform" with a half-covered thatch roof and handcrafted furniture, set among big rocks overlooking either a waterhole or the Ewaso Nyiro River. In the evening your friendly and attentive Laikipia Maasai or Samburu attendants will wheel out your four-poster double bed, carefully shrouded under a mosquito net, under the star-studded clear night sky. You can have a piping-hot shower in the open-air bathrooms concealed in the rocks. As well as day and night game drives, activities include horse- and camel-riding, bush walks and visits to Samburu villages.


  • small, intimate and peaceful with excellent service
  • good interaction with Laikipia's local people
  • both the tents and star beds have family options


  • no a/c, although the elevation means it's hardly needed
  • Wi-Fi can be erratic
  • not ideal if it's windy or wet




Phones: 0730-127–000-reservations


6 tents, 4 star beds
Rate Includes: All-Inclusive

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