Conservation

After only a few hours here, our guests see the world anew. Thinking more clearly about the basics of life brings everything else into focus. Loisaba is not just a holiday destination of peerless beauty and infinite variety; It is a practical project in sustainable land-use. This basic premise infiltrates every part of the ranch.

A working ranch

The property is untamed bush but also a working cattle farm; it conducts important wildlife research and - crucially - works closely with the community who have defended this land for generations. Guests see Africa as it was before fences were invented. Here there are no game park rules, no caged animals and none of the constraints of western life. Like the wildlife we nurture, you can do whatever you want, whenever you want. The local Samburu and Maasai tribes are full partners in the project so your visit not only conserves the environment but also pays for the education and welfare of the people who call this remote and magnificent region home.

Conservation

All profits generated by tourism activities at Loisaba are dedicated to conservation of the 56,000-acre private wilderness area, in addition to supporting community orientated health, education and enterprise programmes outside its boundaries with the neighbouring Samburu and Laikipiak Maasai tribes.

The Maasai community

The Loisaba Community Conservation Foundation (LCCF)  is a US 501 c3 Foundation. It aims to assist the area surrounding Loisaba Conservancy by encouraging community-driven enterprise and fostering the development of philanthropic based community initiatives.

For further information visit the Loisaba Community Conservation Foundation Trust website

 

Seasons & Rates 2016 - 2017

Seasons
HIGH from 1st January to 4th January
1st July 31st October
21st December 31st December
MID from 5th January to 15th March
1st June 30th June
1st November 20th December
GREEN from 16th March to 31st May

ACCOMMODATION RATES

LOISABA STAR BEDS

STAR BEDS
SEASON MEAL PLAN PER PERSON SHARING SINGLE ROOM
HIGH Game Package $470 $705
Full Board $400 $600
MID Game Package $390 $585
Full Board $315 $473
GREEN Game Package $300 $450
Full Board $235 $353

Included in Game Package (GP)

  • Included in Game Package (GP) is accommodation, all meals, soft drinks, beer, house wine & selected spirits (excluding champagne, exclusive cellar wines, cognacs and single malt whiskeys) and laundry.
  • Transfers from/to Loisaba airstrip – Loisaba Camp or Star Beds.
  • Safari activities including shared game drives, mountain biking, guided bush walks and fishing (seasonal)
  • Samburu village visit with optional Samburu dancers included, but a contribution paid by the guest to the village is expected (game drive to Samburu village included, but actual village entrance and dance are extras that go to the community)
  • Experienced driver-guides in custom designed safari vehicles accompany all drive activities.
  • All statutory taxes (approx. 25%) including VAT.
  • Rates exclude Park fees and extras not listed above.

Included in Full Board package (FB)

  • Full Board package (FB) includes accommodation, all meals, soft drinks, beer, house wine & selected spirits (excluding champagne, exclusive cellar wines, cognacs and single malt whiskeys) and laundry.
  • Transfers from/to Loisaba airstrip – Loisaba Camp or Star Beds.
  • Samburu village visit with optional Samburu dancers included, but a contribution paid by the guest to the village is expected (game drive to Samburu village included, but actual village entrance and dance are extras that go to the community)
  • All statutory taxes (approx. 25%) including VAT.
  • Rates exclude Park fees and extras not listed above.

thumbs upExceptional Special Offers.

Book 6 nights or more at a combination of the Elewana Collection Bush properties and receive a 10% circuit reduction.


Book 9 nights or more at a combination of the Elewana Collection Bush properties and receive a 15% circuit reduction.


Book 12 nights or more.. at a combination of the Elewana Collection Bush properties and receive a 20% circuit reduction.

In order to guarantee the circuit discount, the payment will have to be done in full at the time of the reservation.

Children's Accommodation Rates
Infant under 3 years of age Free of charge
1 or 2 children under 12 years of age, sharing with 2 adults
1 or 2 children under 12 years of age, sharing with 1 adult (adult at single rate)
1 or 2 children from 12 below 18 years of age sharing with 1 adult 75%
Children below 18 yrs occupying own room (minimum 2, maximum 3)
Activities & Enhancements
ACTIVITY PER PERSON RATE
Extra Lunch at the Lodge $40
Extra Picnic Lunch $25
Sundowners (minimum 2 guests) $40
Guided bush walk including conservancy fee (minimum 2 guests) $60
Bush breakfast (minimum 2 guests) $40
Horse and Camel riding (2h) – arranged at the camp $60
Mountain biking $40
Shared game drives (per game drive) $90
Exclusive Use of Game-Drive Vehicle (per vehicle per day) $400
For more details on these activities, please visit the 'Activities Section'

Cancellation Policy

  • For bookings cancelled or reduced in numbers between 90 and 45 days from noon on the date of arrival, 25% of the applicable rate per bed night will be charged.
  • For bookings cancelled or reduced in numbers between 45 and 22 days from noon on the date of arrival, 50% of the applicable rate per bed night will be charged.
  • In the case of cancellation within 21 days from noon of the date of arrival, or in the case of a ‘No Show”, 100% of the applicable rate per bed night will be charged.

Payment Terms

A 50% deposit is payable on confirmation of booking and the balance is due on collection of client(s) accommodation voucher 90 days prior to arrival of the client(s) at the Lodge(s). Bookings not secured by the appropriate deposit will be released.

Variation

The rates mentioned here are subject to change without notice; however, every effort will be made to maintain them. In the event of a change in Government taxes or levies affecting the rates mentioned herein, Elewana Afrika Limited reserves the right to pass on any increases.

Liability

Elewana Afrika Ltd, its properties and/or its subsidiaries and affiliates, do not and will not accept responsibility for any incident of any nature involving any client(s)who is/are at any property(ies), nor while traveling to or from any property(ies).

 

Accommodation

Unique to Loisaba, the Star Beds are a truly memorable African experience. Handcrafted four-poster beds with wheels, are rolled out onto raised wooden platforms so that guests sleep under the endless African night sky. The open-to-air bathrooms are designed around the rocky features of the kopje with a plumbed shower offering piping hot solar-heated water, a basin and flush loo, as well as beautiful views over the valley below.


DOUBLE ROOMS

Three ensuite Double Rooms, featuring a seating area, wardrobe and safe, and an ensuite bathroom with shower, flush toilet and vanity, all under the cover of a thatched roof.


FAMILY ROOM

One ensuite Family Room, with two double beds pushed out onto separate platforms. The room features a sitting area, wardrobe and safe, with a bathroom set slightly apart adjoined by a short undercover walkway.

All rooms can fit an extra single bed that can’t be rolled out.


 

Seasons & Rates 2018

Seasons
HIGH from 1st January to 4th January
1st July 31st October
20th December 31st December
MID from 5th January to 2nd April
1st June 30th June
1st November 19th December
GREEN from 3rd April to 31st May
ACCOMMODATION RATES
SEASON MEAL PLAN PER PERSON SHARING SINGLE ROOM
HIGH Game Package $470 $705
Full Board $400 $600
MID Game Package $390 $585
Full Board $315 $473
GREEN Game Package $300 $450
Full Board $235 $353

Included in Game Package (GP)

  • Included in Game Package (GP) is accommodation, all meals, soft drinks, beer, house wine & selected spirits (excluding champagne, exclusive cellar wines, cognacs and single malt whiskeys) and laundry.
  • Transfers from/to Loisaba airstrip – Loisaba Star Beds.
  • Safari activities including shared game drives, mountain biking, guided bush walks and fishing (seasonal)
  • Samburu village visit with optional Samburu dancers included, but a contribution paid by the guest to the village is expected (game drive to Samburu village included, but actual village entrance and dance are extras that go to the community)
  • Experienced driver-guides in custom designed safari vehicles accompany all drive activities.
  • All statutory taxes (approx. 25%) including VAT.
  • Rates exclude Park fees and extras not listed above.

Included in Full Board package (FB)

  • Full Board package (FB) includes accommodation, all meals, soft drinks, beer, house wine & selected spirits (excluding champagne, exclusive cellar wines, cognacs and single malt whiskeys) and laundry.
  • Transfers from/to Loisaba airstrip – Loisaba Camp or Star Beds.
  • Samburu village visit with optional Samburu dancers included, but a contribution paid by the guest to the village is expected (game drive to Samburu village included, but actual village entrance and dance are extras that go to the community)
  • All statutory taxes (approx. 25%) including VAT.
  • Rates exclude Park fees and extras not listed above.

thumbs upExceptional Special Offers.

Book 6 nights or more at a combination of the Elewana Collection Bush properties and receive a 10% circuit reduction.


Book 9 nights or more at a combination of the Elewana Collection Bush properties and receive a 15% circuit reduction.


Book 12 nights or more.. at a combination of the Elewana Collection Bush properties and receive a 20% circuit reduction.

In order to guarantee the circuit discount, the payment will have to be done in full at the time of the reservation.

Children's Accommodation Rates
Infant under 3 years of age Free of charge
1 or 2 children under 12 years of age, sharing with 2 adults
1 or 2 children under 12 years of age, sharing with 1 adult (adult at single rate)
1 or 2 children from 12 below 18 years of age sharing with 1 adult 75%
Children below 18 yrs occupying own room (minimum 2, maximum 3)
Activities & Enhancements
ACTIVITY PER PERSON RATE
Extra Lunch at the Lodge $40
Extra Picnic Lunch $25
Sundowners (minimum 2 guests) $40
Guided bush walk including conservancy fee (minimum 2 guests) $60
Bush breakfast (minimum 2 guests) $40
Horse and Camel riding (2h) – arranged at the camp $60
Mountain biking $40
Shared game drives (per game drive) $90
Exclusive Use of Game-Drive Vehicle (per vehicle per day) $400
For more details on these activities, please visit the 'Activities Section'

Cancellation Policy

  • For bookings cancelled or reduced in numbers between 90 and 45 days from noon on the date of arrival, 25% of the applicable rate per bed night will be charged.
  • For bookings cancelled or reduced in numbers between 45 and 22 days from noon on the date of arrival, 50% of the applicable rate per bed night will be charged.
  • In the case of cancellation within 21 days from noon of the date of arrival, or in the case of a ‘No Show”, 100% of the applicable rate per bed night will be charged.

Payment Terms

A 50% deposit is payable on confirmation of booking and the balance is due on collection of client(s) accommodation voucher 90 days prior to arrival of the client(s) at the Lodge(s). Bookings not secured by the appropriate deposit will be released.

Variation

The rates mentioned here are subject to change without notice; however, every effort will be made to maintain them. In the event of a change in Government taxes or levies affecting the rates mentioned herein, Elewana Afrika Limited reserves the right to pass on any increases.

Liability

Elewana Afrika Ltd, its properties and/or its subsidiaries and affiliates, do not and will not accept responsibility for any incident of any nature involving any client(s)who is/are at any property(ies), nor while traveling to or from any property(ies).

 

Guiding & Activities

Loisaba is made for adventure: guests enjoy complete freedom to choose how they spend their time so the only barrier is your own imagination. Trek through the bush with camels, mountain bike down the escarpment, raft, horseback-ride or drive through the wild canyons of the two great rivers that span the vast property.

Wilderness Adventure

Loisaba is immense: bigger than ten of the world's fully-fledged nations. You could take months exploring this land and never encounter the same view twice. We can assure you that you will not bump into anyone else and you will see the most extraordinary natural wonders - spectacular animal life that is wild, free and exhilarating to observe and a kaleidoscopic variety of birds, both endemic and migratory.

Game drives

One of the best ways to view the wildlife at Loisaba is on a game drive. Whether you go early in the morning or late afternoon, you own informative guide will take you in an open vehicle across the open plains, through the bush or along the river bank viewing the wide variety of game, birds, plants and trees.

Fishing can be arranged in the river and dams all year round. Equipment, both modern and traditional can be supplied together with drinks and a picnic.

Horse Riding

Experience the unique exhilaration of riding on the plains with a herd of zebra,walking gently through a graceful forest of giraffe or past a herd of elephant. On horseback it is possible to get unusually close to wildlife and our stable of horses have all been reared from birth in the bush so are quite accustomed to its presence. We do, however, require a reasonable degree of riding skill.

Walking

A great way to view the stunning diversity of Loisaba is on foot. You will be accompanied by traditional Samburu guides whose knowledge of local flora, fauna, cultural and history is unmatched.

For a unique cultural experience, spend an afternoon down at the traditional Masai village - a great experience see how the Masai live, watch them dance and view some of their beadwork.

Camel Safaris

The traditional mode of transport in the dry land of Northern Kenya and another great way to experience Loisaba. Short or longer walks can be arranged or as well as over night camel camps using lightweight tentage for the more intrepid.

Mountain Biking

For some excitement and adrenalin, take a mountain bike and your guide and explore some of the biking trails around Loisaba Conservancy on two wheels.

Loisaba Sniffer Dogs

Loisaba Conservancy has its own dedicated anti-poaching team, comprising of two sniffer dogs - Warrior and Machine - and their human handler team. Visit the team and learn about their day to day training and activities, and also view an anti-poaching demonstration in action.

 

 

 

 
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