• Best accommodation group in Africa
• Loisaba – Best Community Safari Property
• Elsa’s Kopje – Best safari property in East Africa
• Elsa’s Kopje – Best safari property in Africa
Loisaba Lodge is a luxurious and authentic African safari camp situated high on the edge of a plateau lying south towards Mount Kenya on the border of Laikipia and Kenya’s rugged Northern Frontier, just a few miles from the equator. The accommodation is spacious and luxurious, consisting of 7 rooms, including a larger suite to accommodate family safari groups. The rooms all have large French doors that open out onto private decks with magnificent sweeping views of the surrounding plains and a watering hole below which attracts large numbers of wildlife.
Another unique feature at Loisaba are the Star Beds – two double beds and a family suite on raised sleeping platforms under the open ceiling of the star filled African sky.
A stay at Loisaba is filled with adventure and freedom to choose how you would like to while away the hours. Activities are varied and include camel trekking through the bush, mountain biking, horseback riding, rafting on the river, rock climbing and micro-lighting. Scenic light aircraft flights can also be arranged. If you prefer your activities closer to the ground then you could play a game of tennis with one of the locals or simply lie by the pool.
Elsa’s Kopje is built close to the site where George and Joy Adamson’s original camp in Northern Kenya’s Meru national Park where they released Elsa the lioness into the wild. The park has 13 rivers which run off the mountain and through the otherwise dry landscape, creating pockets of green vegetation. The camp has nine stone and thatched cottages which blend seamlessly into the environment. These cottages are spaced far enough apart from each other to offer guests complete privacy with fabulous views over the surrounding countryside.
Activities include day and night game drives, guided walks, cultural visits, rafting and fishing on the Tana River and excursions to the Kora National Park.
Although the Meru National Park is one of Kenya’s major national parks, it is often overlooked by the majority of tourists which enhances its appeal to those who enjoy the “road less travelled”. The wildlife is diverse and includes large herds of elephant, lion, leopard, hippo, zebra, giraffe and cheetah. The birdlife is also prolific with approximately 280 recorded species.