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 overlooking 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 Laikipiak Maasai.
Koija Sar Beds is a self-catering facility which has one family banda and two double-bedded bandas that have four-poster beds that can be wheeled out onto the deck for a night under the stars. Each banda has an en-suite bathroom with a large camp-style shower. There are extra single beds provided for a big group in each banda .
The star beds also have a mess area with an extended deck on the roof and a fully equipped kitchen. There are three essential staff that is a chef, waiter and a room steward based at the camp who will make your stay comfortable at no extra cost. Whilst tipping is certainly not obligatory, it would be appreciated by the staff.
Meet The Team
Name: Rapasi Henry
Rapasi Henry Naiputar is 38 years old,
married with 2 wives and 8 children.
He is a member of koija community.
He previously worked
as a chef at Loisaba
and karisa safaris.
Name: Andrew Lemiliko
Designation: Room Steward
Lemiliko is 40 years old and from
the host community. He
previously worked at koija starbeds
and loisaba, in
housekeeping. He is married with
Name: Philip Rapson
Designation: Food & Beverage
Rapsonis 37 years old,
married with 8 children. He is In
charge of food & beverages.
He gained his skills both at
koija and Loisaba.
Melako Bandas is a self-catering banda set in the shade of Doum Palms and acacia trees on a stunning sand river. It is a fantastic little private paradise; a perfect little gate away for family and friends with an open area living room, a fully furnished kitchen and two en-suite bedrooms with three beds in each.