Loisaba Tented Camp – Laikipia, Kenya: Jennie and Julian’s review

2019-09-14T08:51:45-05:00January 7th, 2019|

Sensational views over the Laikipia region of northern Kenya. Gorgeously stylish tents packed with home comforts. A spectacular infinity pool. Family-friendly tents. There’s plenty to love at Loisaba. It might not match the big parks for wildlife levels (although a conversation project which the camp is involved in has just reported a rise in leopard sightings in the area) – but the camp’s conservancy location more than makes up for this in serene exclusivity. And there’s an exceptional menu of activities, including horse-riding, mountain biking and fishing.

Located in the Laikipia area of northern Kenya in its own private conservancy. The camp is a 2.5-hour drive from Nanyuki Airport and also offers a schedule flight to its own airstrip. Loisaba’s rooms are perched on the edge of an escarpment and they really do offer some quite spectacular views. There are 12 tented rooms, with three of them being family combinations connected by a wooden walkway. One of the family combination tents and one further tent also have access to a private pool. This configuration is perfect for a multi-generational family booking. The rest of the tents have access to a beautiful infinity pool overlooking the entire conservancy.

What We Thought
We [Jennie and Julian] visited Loisaba with our two children and Julian’s parents. We had a fantastic time and we were blown away both by the tents and the views. The food was great and the service excellent. We were lucky to have Brown as our guide, as he was fantastic in terms of his knowledge and also amazing with children. Loisaba’s pool area is truly dramatic and the scenery is beautiful. A real plus was all number and variety of activities available, including horse riding, mountain biking, nature walks and – one we particularly enjoyed – meeting the anti-poaching blood hounds. One can also go fishing in the dams, although we struggled to catch anything. Game viewing was good. We saw lions, elephants, giraffes and a number of plains game. What is special is that being in your own conservancy means avoiding the crowds. It allows you to enjoy lovely, private sundowner spots and get out of the vehicle without being hassled. It was a thoroughly enjoyable stay and we would love to go back.

To Consider
One drawback is that the area is not teeming with wildlife, although we still very much enjoyed our game experiences. In particular, there are no rhinos in this particular conservancy, while there are in some neighbouring conservancies.

The views from your tent are simply sensational. The tent’s rooms are wonderful, offering fantastic style and all the comforts you could want. Plus, you enjoy a spectacular pool, good food and great service. There are plenty of different activities to choose from and the camp’s position on a private conservancy offers exclusivity. Loisaba is a property we would be very happy to sell with confidence to anyone.

Price (Rack)
From: USD385 on FB in low season to USD711 on GP in peak season. Conservancy fees are USD110 per person.

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