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Loisaba was originally the Kenyan home of the late Count Ancilotto of Italy. Now its 60,000 acres of wilderness are open to elite travellers, and the property still reflects the exquisite taste of its original owner. Built on the edge of an escarpment, the lodge looks out on a fascinatingly diverse landscape: acacia trees and prickly pear cacti, giraffe and striped hyena, all appear in sharp relief in the clear mountain air.
Guests have a choice of a fully-staffed private cottage, house or the delightful lodge. Wherever you are, you’re assured a private veranda with a stunning view, a swimming pool large enough for laps, warm fires on cold evenings, and impeccable service—staff so on-point that they replace your drink before you even notice that the ice has begun to melt.
The lodge hosts a renowned spa, and their massages are truly delightful. They also provide an array of on-property activities, from bocce and croquet to yoga and tennis, and even the opportunity to watch big cats from the safety of a leopard blind.
Loisaba offers so many ways for guests to rejuvenate that the only barrier is your imagination!
Of course there are always game drives aplenty, but intrepid travellers can also trek through the bush on camels—a perfect transport in the dry land. Or perhaps ride along on horseback with a herd of zebra, finding your way through a graceful forest of giraffe or a herd of elephants. Looking for more adventure? Try the stimulating mountain bike ride down the escarpment, river rafting, or a drive through the wild canyons of the two rivers that span the property.
To get a feel for the different terrains, you can both rock climb the soaring pinnacles and surf the remote sand-dunes of the Northern Frontier District. The ultimate in wilderness adventure, offered only at Loisaba in East Africa, is heli-camping. And don’t miss the breathtaking excursions on a private charter helicopter to fish for rainbow trout on Lake Alice, soar 11,500 feet up Mount Kenya, land in the sand dunes of the northern deserts for a sundowner, or fly up the side of the sacred Ol Olowki’s rising cliffs to have breakfast on the peak. This is Africa at its adventurous best!
“Star Beds” are a unique experience and a not-to-be-missed delight. Four-poster beds are set on sturdy, handcrafted raised wooden platforms under thatched roofs, which are wheeled out onto a deck with complete privacy… and only the boundless equatorial night sky for a ceiling.
There are two sets of Star Beds, each on their own in the wilderness with a full staff on hand, an open-air dining area with a full bar, a bathroom and shower, and a phenomenal view of the river and the wilderness beyond—nothing else in sight. This is the very definition of rustic luxury.
A note for families & children:
Loisaba is happy to host families and children, and in fact, children under five stay free! We do recommend the Loisaba Cottage for families: this private residence with its own staff and facilities will make your family truly feel at home.
The private lounge at Loisaba Cottage
The spacious gardens of Loisaba Cottage
Lovely bathroom in a Loisaba Lodge suite
View from bed in a Loisaba Lodge suite
Comfortable elegance in the Loisaba Lodge lounge
After an afternoon of heli-fishing in remote streams, the chef will cook what you catch!
Have intimate encounters with wildlife as you gallop freely across the plains
Embark on a helicopter adventure, and the most remote and exciting parts of Africa are yours
Gorgeous view from the deck of the Loisaba Lodge lounge
Loisaba House private living room
Jacuzzi tub in Loisaba House bathroom
Loisaba Star Beds are remote, fully staffed, and exquisite
Palatial bedroom at Loisaba Cottage