Loisaba Conservancy, at a glance

The conservancy was founded in the 1970s in order to support the sustainability of wildlife in the region.

Today, the area is still well populated with wildlife, and the large cattle ranch has made a huge difference to local communities. 

The conservancy focuses on protecting the key movement corridors for wildlife around the Laikipia area which connects to other national parks in Kenya.

The conservation programme provides over 300 jobs to the surrounding communities, helping to make a positive impact on development in the local areas. 

Loisaba Conservancy

Loisaba Conservancy, photo by Taro Croze

Reasons to Visit Loisaba

Wildlife

The conservancy is situated on one of the largest migratory routes for wildlife in Kenya.

Over 800 elephants, countless buffalo and the rare Grevy's zebra migrate across this land every year, in search of better grasslands. The conservancy also supports over 250 bird species and a further 50 mammal species. 

There are 3 lion prides, a small but growing numbers of cheetahs, leopards and a rare breed of wild dog, long considered extinct in most parts of Kenya.

Loisaba Conservancy, Kenya

Afternoon game drive, Loisaba Conservancy

Environment

Loisaba are leading the pack when it comes to conservation - throughout their tenure as keepers of this land, they have spearheaded a number of important conservation initiatives. 

All the facilities are powered by an on-site hydroelectric dam and solar panels, and all water is recycled and reused.

Wastage is highly controlled - bio-boxes, water recycling and a combustible wastage system is used for cooking, rather than using fuel or charcoal.

Loisaba Conservancy, Kenya

Picture perfect, Loisaba Conservancy

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In front of you, lush green countryside stretches for miles. If you look up, you'll find a sky bursting with starlight, or perhaps the golden hue of a setting sun. 

Exploring Loisaba Conservancy

Loisaba Conservancy is a great place for game drives, walking safaris, horse riding, mountain biking and community visits. 

If you want to see big cats, morning game drives offer the best chances of sightings. 

The wilderness areas around the conservancy are excellent for guided hikes and walking safaris, the scenery is stunning and if you're visiting during or after the seasonal rains, the entire landscape erupts in luscious greens

If you have previous horse riding experience, you can ride amongst zebras, giraffes, and elephants on horseback. 

Loisaba conservancy works closely with the local communities, helping them fund infrastructure, health care and education. Take a trip to a local manyatta village and spend a day with the residents.

Leopards in Liosaba Conservancy

Cheetahs, lions, and leopards are all found at Loisaba Conservancy

When to visit the conservancy

The best time to visit Loisaba Conservancy is during the cool, dry season between July and October, although January and February are also good months to visit as this is the short dry season. 

The rainy season runs from March until June, lodges and camps are often closed during these months. 

How to get to Loisaba Conservancy

The quickest and easiest way to get to the conservancy is by flying from Wilson Airport in Nairobi to Loisaba airstrip.

The flight is about an hour, and you will be picked up from the airport and transferred to your hotel. 

Nairobi is 300km from the conservancy, so if you wanted to drive it will take around 6 hours. 

If you book your adventure with us, all transfers will be arranged for you. 

Koija Starbeds in Loisaba Conservancy, Kenya

Just after the rains, Loisaba Conservancy

Where to stay in Loisaba

Loisaba Starbeds

Perched on a rocky escarpment overlooking the savannah, Loisaba Starbeds is a one of a kind accommodation option in Kenya. 

Hand-crafted bed frames built on wheels are rolled out onto raised wooden platforms that overlook the conservancy. At night, the bed frames are draped in netting to keep the critters at bay.

In front of you, lush green countryside stretches for miles. If you look up, you'll find a sky bursting with starlight, or perhaps the golden hue of a setting sun.  

If you like a room with a view, they don't come much better than this. 

Kiboko Starbeds, Loisaba Conservancy, Kenya

Bedroom views, Kiboko Starbeds Loisaba Conservancy

Loisaba Tented Camp

Perched high above the rest of the park, Loisaba Tented Camp has great views over picturesque countryside. 

A series of eight spacious lodges, guests can enjoy an authentic experience updated for the 21st-century traveller, with all amenities you would find in a city centre hotel. 

From the sunbeds, dotted along the veranda, visitors can gaze out past the park limits, and see a vast, untamed side of Africa. 

Loisaba Tented Camp, Kenya

Acacai campsite

Acacai campsite is a secluded camp set amongst the wild valleys of Loisaba park.

Surrounded by uncountable acacia trees, the campsite has a cosy and isolated feel to it.

The campsite is close to the largest dam within the conservancy called the “Colcheccio Dam” which is worth visiting for gorgeous views. 

Loisaba Conservancy Acacia Campsite, Kenya

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