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African glamping at Loisaba Star Beds

Our Samburu hosts will roll your four-poster bed onto the front deck so you can fall asleep beneath a sky-full of stars….

By Hein Prinsloo
Chief Operating Officer, Elewana Collection

Sleep under the African night sky at Loisaba Star Beds, the only experience of its kind in Kenya. You’ll sleep in a four-poster bed on a wooden platform, with views over the valley and a waterhole teeming with wildlife. Design-wise, it’s an eclectic bush-home feel, with a sitting area and bathroom with solar shower, all shaded by a Makuti palm-frond roof. At night, our Samburu hosts will roll your bed onto the front deck so you can lie back beneath a sky-full of stars.

Each of our handcrafted wooden beds have mosquito nets to keep you comfortable and can be easily rolled back under cover if it rains. The night skies in Laikipia are crystal clear, particularly in our private Loisaba Conservancy. It’s near pitch-black so the sky is filled with stars; you can see the silvery smear of the Milky Way and constellations like Orion’s Belt, the Southern Cross and Scorpio. If you lie still long enough you can watch satellites falling through the sky. You’ll drift off to the sound of animal calls and wake to birds singing at sunrise.

In the morning, staff will come and lift up the mosquito net so you get uninterrupted views of the plains and you can either enjoy a bush breakfast or head to our main dining hall. Guests particularly like the fact that our staff come from the local community – many are Samburu and Laikipia Maasai Warriors who welcome and host you. If you’re coming to Star Beds from our sister property, Loisaba Tented Camp, you can also opt to make the 15-minute journey on horseback or even by camel – an experience guests love.

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Alfred & Hein Prinsloo

Hein Prinsloo originally hails from South Africa but has been living in East Africa for the past 18 years, working in remote locations such as Botswana’s Okavango Delta and northern Tanzania. As an avid fly fisherman, mountain biker and birder, Hein loves to travel with his family and has visited over 34 countries. His most memorable experiences include watching the Great Migration, hiking in Patagonia and seeing mountain gorillas in Uganda.
Hein Prinsloo, Chief Operating Officer, Elewana Collection Kenya

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Your journey will start with one of our UK team – someone like Annette, who's travelled extensively in Kenya. They’ll shape your ideas into the trip of a lifetime. But they won't do it alone. They'll draw on the expertise of our contacts on the ground, connecting you to the people who'll make your holiday one you'll always remember - the rangers who'll ensure you'll spot the best wildlife in the Mara, the village chiefs who'll give you a genuine insight into local life and the camp managers who can recommend the very best spot for your sundowner.

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