Koija Star Beds Bandas

Koija Star Beds

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.


Copy Credits: Natural High Safaris

Image Credits: Sheila Wahome

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

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Name: Rapasi Henry
Designation: Chef
Mobile: 0726426380
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.

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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
4 children

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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.

  1. Nature walks
  2. Hiking
  3. Fishing (bring your own equipment)
  4. Camel treks
  5. Game viewing
  6. Cultural immersions


Click here for notes on Koija airstrip.


00   Turn left (When coming from Nairobi) or turn right (When coming from Isiolo/Meru side) at Total                          petrol station, off the main road from Nairobi onto the Doldol road

8.8   Turn right at Maiyan signpost

15.5  Ignore tarmarc on the right, carry on straight

22.0  Carry on straight past doldol post to the right, take the left

31.8  Straight on past EL K sign on the left

40.2  Cross bridge at Mpala

40.4  T-junction – turn left

41.0  Turn right at fork – Mpala on the left

47.9  Drive past radio mast station on the right

48.0  Stay left on the v- fork

52.4  Drive past the” wildlife go slow” sign

56.6  Drive past the Asante sign

59.2  Old white sign with black and yellow stripped polls on the right. Turn right immediately after the sign.

60.7  Stay on right fork, go under the electricity pylons, and follow the pylons which are on your left

65.8  Back under the pylons – you can now see a white shack on the right

66.8  Cross the bridge at Il motiok centre

67.7  Turn left onto a small dirt track

69.3  Riverbed

72.7  Left fork

73.0  Left onto a main dirt road

73.9  Riverbed

75.0  Water tank and a brick building (School like) on the left

78.4  Turn left

78.8  Turn left

79.0  Long sandy riverbed

83.2  Bear right

83.5  Koija Star Beds

Call us on 0701295357 or email us at tourism@nrt-kenya.org

Call us on 0701295357 or email us at tourism@nrt-kenya.org

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