Loisaba Star Beds
Dol Dol, Kenya
Photo courtesy of Loisaba Star Beds
Loisaba Star BedsThere are few more romantic places to spend the night than in an open-air boudoir on the equator, gazing up at the heavens to the sound of lions roaring and hippos whomping in the distance. At the Loisaba Star Beds, handcarved canopy beds draped in mosquito netting are rolled from four thatched-roof suites onto adjoining wood platforms each night, allowing guests to snuggle under a glittering sky. The view is just as mesmerizing at dawn, as the sun rises over 56,000 acres of wildlife-rich land in the private Loisaba Conservancy. Start your day with a Kenyan coffee, then choose your own adventure: hop on a camel—or in a jeep—to spot some of the 50 mammals that call Loisaba home, sit in on an anti-poaching demonstration with the lodge's resident sniffer dogs, or spend the afternoon exploring a traditional Masai village.