Loisaba Tented Camp has nine tented suites, including three doubles.

Loisaba Tented Camp | Loisaba Conservancy Luxury Kenya Safari Lodge

Whether relaxing in the infinity pool, lazing on your sundeck or dining al fresco, you’re guaranteed uninterrupted views of pristine wilderness from Loisaba Tented Camp, all the way to Mount Kenya. For a closer look, explore the magical Loisaba Conservancy by horse, camel, mountain bike or safari vehicle.

The place

I recline on my lounger, indulging in the soft kiss of the sun. Every so often I languidly close my eyes, only to quickly open them, not wishing to miss a single moment. I’m at Loisaba, a private conservancy of some 23,000ha on the eastern escarpment of the Great Rift Valley, the Laikipia Plateau. Loisaba Tented Camp, a luxury Kenyan safari lodge, is perfectly positioned to take advantage of unhindered views of the northern Kenya land, all the way to Mount Kenya. I scan the horizon, thinking I see a kudu. Could it be the rarely seen greater kudu? I grab my camera and take a shot, keen to show it to my guide, who will help me identify it.I plunge into the infinity pool, feeling the cool water envelop me. I swim to the bottom and surface at its edge, looking out over the undulating hills of the Loisaba Conservancy. The view is breathtaking. After some spellbound minutes, the waning heat of the sun helps me decide to head back to my tent to shower before dinner. I wrap myself in my towel and slippers and head to my tent, just a few metres away. On the way I pop past the guest area lounge to tell my spouse, who is contentedly leafing through a guide book.

I recline on my lounger, indulging in the soft kiss of the sun. Every so often I languidly close my eyes, only to quickly open them, not wishing to miss a single moment. I’m at Loisaba, a private conservancy of some 23,000ha on the eastern escarpment of the Great Rift Valley, the Laikipia Plateau. Loisaba Tented Camp, a luxury Kenyan safari lodge, is perfectly positioned to take advantage of unhindered views of the northern Kenya land, all the way to Mount Kenya. I scan the horizon, thinking I see a kudu. Could it be the rarely seen greater kudu? I grab my camera and take a shot, keen to show it to my guide, who will help me identify it.

I plunge into the infinity pool, feeling the cool water envelop me. I swim to the bottom and surface at its edge, looking out over the undulating hills of the Loisaba Conservancy. The view is breathtaking. After some spellbound minutes, the waning heat of the sun helps me decide to head back to my tent to shower before dinner. I wrap myself in my towel and slippers and head to my tent, just a few metres away. On the way I pop past the guest area lounge to tell my spouse, who is contentedly leafing through a guide book.

The room

Approaching our tent, I once again feel a rush of gratitude – the canvas flaps, left open most of the day for a more outdoorsy experience, have thoughtfully been zipped up to keep out the evening chill. The modern interior is enormous, with high ceilings and top-to-bottom doors and windows. Trying not to drip too much on the gorgeous polished wooden floors, I switch on the lamps (how I love the porcupine quill shades!) and get the rainfall shower running.The soft, persistent flow of water makes me feel like I’m pleasantly caught in warm monsoon rains. Tearing myself away I slip on some clothes (freshly laundered) and venture out to meet my partner, noticing that the pool is now surrounded by the soft glow of lanterns. It’s just warm enough to dine under the stars.

Approaching our tent, I once again feel a rush of gratitude – the canvas flaps, left open most of the day for a more outdoorsy experience, have thoughtfully been zipped up to keep out the evening chill. The modern interior is enormous, with high ceilings and top-to-bottom doors and windows. Trying not to drip too much on the gorgeous polished wooden floors, I switch on the lamps (how I love the porcupine quill shades!) and get the rainfall shower running.

The soft, persistent flow of water makes me feel like I’m pleasantly caught in warm monsoon rains. Tearing myself away I slip on some clothes (freshly laundered) and venture out to meet my partner, noticing that the pool is now surrounded by the soft glow of lanterns. It’s just warm enough to dine under the stars.

What sets it apart

It’s an incredible experience to see a herd of elephant grazing peacefully next to your safari vehicle, and with Loisaba being a key migration corridor for these gentle giants, you’ll likely be granted more than one one such sighting on your game drives. I was lucky enough to accurately spot and identify the greater kudu, and we even chanced upon a pack of African wild dog demolishing an antelope one morning! But my favourite experience at Loisaba Tented Camp so far has been lazing about at the infinity pool, taking in the almost surreal views of the African landscape all the way to Mount Kenya. I’m really looking forward to spending a night at Loisaba Star Beds too, where you can sleep right under the African sky!

It’s an incredible experience to see a herd of elephant grazing peacefully next to your safari vehicle, and with Loisaba being a key migration corridor for these gentle giants, you’ll likely be granted more than one one such sighting on your game drives. I was lucky enough to accurately spot and identify the greater kudu, and we even chanced upon a pack of African wild dog demolishing an antelope one morning! But my favourite experience at Loisaba Tented Camp so far has been lazing about at the infinity pool, taking in the almost surreal views of the African landscape all the way to Mount Kenya. I’m really looking forward to spending a night at Loisaba Star Beds too, where you can sleep right under the African sky!

At a glance

  • Modern, luxury tented camp with infinity pool and nine tented suites (three doubles, three convertible twin/doubles and three family tents). One family tent and one convertible tent have access to own private pool.
  • Private concession, private vehicles available (additional cost) and private dining available.
  • Game drives, night drives, walking safaris, horse riding (additional cost), camel riding (additional cost), lion tracking, mountain biking, fishing, bush meals, bush sundowners, spa treatments (additional cost), cultural visits (additional cost) and anti-poaching-unit visits.
  • Children welcome, and children’s activities on offer. Three family tents.

  • Modern, luxury tented camp with infinity pool and nine tented suites (three doubles, three convertible twin/doubles and three family tents). One family tent and one convertible tent have access to own private pool.
  • Private concession, private vehicles available (additional cost) and private dining available.
  • Game drives, night drives, walking safaris, horse riding (additional cost), camel riding (additional cost), lion tracking, mountain biking, fishing, bush meals, bush sundowners, spa treatments (additional cost), cultural visits (additional cost) and anti-poaching-unit visits.
  • Children welcome, and children’s activities on offer. Three family tents.

Prices

  • Not only do African safari lodge prices shift with the seasons, they also change based on your length of stay, room type, travel party composition, special offers, if your trip involves stays at sister lodges – and for more reasons besides.
  • It’s worth noting that depending on your itinerary, your lodge cost will make up about 75–85% of your total safari trip cost.
  • Our safaris are tailor-made to match your personal safari dream, we’d be delighted if you’d allow us to create a bespoke proposal for you.  Simply enquire now – our quotes are complimentary and obligation-free.
  • However, to help you get an idea of safari lodge prices we’ve created three safari-lodge categories with various price ranges, to find out more click here.

  • Not only do African safari lodge prices shift with the seasons, they also change based on your length of stay, room type, travel party composition, special offers, if your trip involves stays at sister lodges – and for more reasons besides.
  • It’s worth noting that depending on your itinerary, your lodge cost will make up about 75–85% of your total safari trip cost.
  • Our safaris are tailor-made to match your personal safari dream, we’d be delighted if you’d allow us to create a bespoke proposal for you.  Simply enquire now – our quotes are complimentary and obligation-free.
  • However, to help you get an idea of safari lodge prices we’ve created three safari-lodge categories with various price ranges, to find out more click here.

When to Go

This is prime time for a luxury safari in northern Kenya. The weather is dry and cool, making conditions perfect in this arid part of the country. It’s just after the long rains, so while the bush is initially lush it gets progressively sparser, making wildlife easier to spot. A trip to northern Kenya at this time of year is best combined with a visit to the Masai Mara, where you’ll be able to see the Great Wildebeest Migration from July to September.

In this period following the short rains, the dry season takes hold and the vegetation thins out completely. The animals congregate near water sources – particularly the Ngiro River, which makes its way from the Laikipia highlands to Samburu and beyond – so the game viewing is excellent, plus there are fewer people around to share your sightings with. To round off your safari experience, visit Tanzania now too, where you’ll catch the southern Serengeti leg of the Great Wildebeest Migration, as well as the wildebeest’s dramatic birthing season.

Kenya’s long rains, which fall steadily throughout April and May, are followed by short rains in November – generally quick afternoon bursts. While muddy roads can make getting around a bit tricky, the drier north is the best place to be in Kenya at this time of year. It’s a quiet time for tourism, so wildlife experiences are exclusive, and as the vegetation is in a growth period, game sightings are plentiful. All in all visitors get good-value holidays now, provided they pack their sense of humour (and their gum boots!).

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