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Loisaba, Laikipia, Kenya

29 January 2017

Words: Stacey Siebritz / Images: Elewana Hotels

For the traveller who’d like to tick ‘African safari’ off their bucket list, but wants a more exclusive experience than your average game drive, the Loisaba Conservancy is a must. Located in Laikipia, the nature reserve is home to a luxury resort set in 56,000 acres of wilderness, populated by 50 species of animals – including four of the Big Five: elephants, leopards, water buffalo and lions.

While the main camp boasts beautiful rooms and a stunning hillside infinity pool, the nearby Loisaba Star Beds are the real showstoppers. Each open-air room has a huge, handcrafted bed raised up on wheels. When night falls, your bed is rolled out onto your private balcony overlooking the Kenyan wilderness. That means you can sleep under the stars with nothing to disturb you, aside from the occasional stirrings of the hippo family in the waterhole below.

Once you venture outside your room, you’ll find that daytime activities make the most of the area, from twice daily game drives with highly trained local guides to horseback rides through the valley and visits to the local villages to learn about Kenya’s indigenous tribes.

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