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Koija Starbeds

Laikipia, Kenya

1/2 The Koija Stabrbeds, a community venture, nestle on the hillside overlooking the empty bush of Laikipia
© Koija Starbeds The Koija Stabrbeds, a community venture, nestle on the hillside overlooking the empty bush of Laikipia
2/2 Sunset as seen from bed
© Koija Starbeds Sunset as seen from bed

A unique, memorable, wild and very African experience

Guide Price: From: $460 To: $665

Anything carrying a handle as romantic as 'Starbeds' has a great deal to live up to. Fortunately, the Koija Starbeds are something really very special. Picture a raised wooden platform over looking a portion of Africa totally unspoilt by human activity rolling away into the distance. The platform is partially covered (for practical purposes) by a thatch roof, under which rests the weirdest sleeping contraption you're ever likely to encounter.

Resembling something like a huge double bed on some sort of bizarre Flintstone wheelbarrow, which can be wheeled out into the open for a night of sleeping in the open air under the stars (safely shrouded in a big mosquito net). As an added bonus, the owners and indeed hosts of the starbeds are the local Maasai, who cook in a traditional kitchen, barbecue style, as partners in a joint venture with Loisaba.

You can reach the star-beds either on foot, horseback, camel or vehicle and can combine your stay with the other set of starbeds, Kiboko, or the main Loisaba Lodge (30 minutes drive away) or one of the other lodges in the area like Sabuk or Ol Malo.

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3 private platforms with beds & mossie nets

Guide Price:

From: 460 To: 665


A unique, memorable, wild and very African experience

Inclusions / Exclusions:

Incl. FB, soft drinks, beer, house wine & spirits, laundry, activities within the ranch (game & night drives, walks, horse & camel riding, mountain biking, cultural visits, river rafting & fishing in season, bush meals, sundowners, tennis,

Kerosene lamps
2 doubles, 1 twin
En-suite with safari-style shower.
16th April - 31st May, November

About Laikipia and Kenya

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2/4 A recipe for the perfect gin & tonic
A recipe for the perfect gin & tonic
3/4 Walking in the bush is a rare freedom, and an addictive feeling
Walking in the bush is a rare freedom, and an addictive feeling


Laikipia is a vast expanse of wild country in the central highlands of Kenya - it covers almost 2 million acres and runs from Mt Kenya in the East to the Rift Valley in the west. Laikipia lies outside the jurisdiction of National Parks, and is somewhere to get out of a vehicle and embrace the numerous safari activities that Kenya has to offer. Read more?



Kenya is the most established safari country, and consequently you have to step a little off the conventional route to find real wilderness, but it’s certainly there.  Kenya also has much going for it as a family destination, and also a good number of very individual safari camps and lodges with a personal approach that makes your experience very special.  Kenya also has a particularly diverse ecology which ranges from snowy mountains to true desert, rolling grassy plains filled with wildlife to craggy scrub intersected with dry riverbeds, sparkling beaches and volcanic ranges. Read more?

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