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Elephants on the frontline

On Thursday morning Amos Chege, our Conservation Officer, received an urgent report from the Starbeds Lodge manager, a malnourished looking elephant calf had been spotted. He immediately rushed to the scene, easily located the calf and carefully observed the situation – to avoid making any rash decisions. Amos observed the elephant calf try to join […]

Eyes in the Sky at Loisaba

With 56,000 acres of land to protect, what better means to do so other than by air? Loisaba Conservancy’s latest venture introduces their new Aerial Unit with “Kathy”, our very own Piper Super Cub. She may be small and rugged but she is ideally suited for the flying required at Loisaba. Her large windows provide […]

Machine on the trail…

Two nights ago, Ekaran our Dog handler received a call for assistance from our sniffer dogs Machine and Warrior, following an incident at Ol Gaboli Community Bandas. A small Community lodge run by the Ilmotiok Community. Early the next morning, Ekaran prepared the dogs and the equipment and arrived at the scene at first light. […]

Luring wild, camera-shy leopards into getting their photo taken

By: Nicholas Pilfold, Ph.D., San Diego Zoo Global Dr. Nicholas Pilfold is a Large Carnivore Specialist with the Institute for Conservation Research at San Diego Zoo Global, and is a co-investigator for the Leopard Conservation Project. The aims of the Leopard Conservation Project are to better understand the ecology of leopards living on Loisaba Conservancy […]

The Phoenix has risen from the ashes

After a roaring bush fire which burnt down the existing Lodge and Private House in October 2013, The Phoenix has now risen from the ashes. On the 1st of May we proudly opened our doors to The new Loisaba Tented Camp. Partnered with The Elewana Collection, the Camp sits on the same beautiful site which […]

The New Loisaba Conservancy

In December 2014 with a vision to keeping this wilderness intact for future generations The Nature Conservancy facilitated the purchase of the 56,000 acre Loisaba Conservancy and the subsequent transition to the Loisaba Community Trust. The Nature Conservancy’s move to ‘protect and preserve’ the land ensures that we can continue to support the wildlife, the […]