Choose creativity, uniqueness and different experience:

LOISABA STAR BEDS

Location: Kenya

The two sets of Star Beds are unique to Loisaba. The first and original set are located among a kopje of rocks in one of the eastern valleys overlooking the “Kiboko” waterhole. The second set is located about 8 kilometers further south on the banks of the Ewaso N’giro River. These are cantilevered over the flowing river below and are reached by footbridge from the opposite bank.

These are named “Koija” Star Beds and are part of an exciting joint venture project that Loisaba has undertaken in partnership with the Laikipiak Maasai people from the Koija community.

Star Beds are dramatically designed, handcrafted wooden raised platform, and partially covered with a thatched roof.

All the beds have complete “four-poster” insect netting. The Star Beds are normally reached by one of many options; on foot, horse, camel or vehicle and with two sets now in place create a unique opportunity to travel between them both as part of a Star Bed Expedition.

Guests are guided and hosted by a team of traditional Samburu and Laikipiak Maasai warriors.

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HOSTEL CELICA

Location: Slovenia

Spend the night behind bars. 20 former prison cells have been converted / transformed into unique artistic hostel rooms, each and every one of them with specific story and amazing concept.

More than 80 local and international artists joined forces to convert the former prison into a funky youth hostel, artistically upgrading it from a place of confinement into an open space, place of personal freedom and artistic expression.

Each of the 2- and 3-bedded cells is a unique work of art with one essential feature in common: prison bars on windows and doors. Each interior detail has its meaning and story to tell.

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TREEHOTEL

Location: Sweden

Treehotel offers a unique hotel experience: treerooms with contemporary design in the middle of unspoiled nature. Here you can forget about the time constraints of everyday life, enjoy the serenity, and rejuvenate in a sophisticated yet familiar environment.

Treehotel is located in Harads, near the Lule river, about 100 kilometers from Luleå airport. The village has a population of about 600 and features a restaurant, shop and guest house. When you arrive at Treehotel, you check in at Britta’s Pensionat. Then it’s just a short stroll through the beautiful nature to your treeroom.

The most striking part of Harads is its magnificent surroundings. From Treehotel’s rooms you get a fantastic view of the Lule River valley, miles of forest and the powerful river.

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*Photos by Loisaba Kenya, Hostel Celica & Treehotel; stories for my column  for Travel Magazine (southeast Europe edition)

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