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Borana Lodge

Borana Lodge is not just a game reserve, but also a working ranch. Overlooking a large dam with fantastic views of Mount Kenya, Borana Lodge, with its eight uniquely positioned cottages, is a perfect choice for couples, families and groups of friends.

Laikipia, Northern Kenya, Kenya
Borana Lodge
  • Explore the Borana Ranch by horseback, an incredible way to move quietly through the bush and get up close to the wildlife

  • Amazing mountain biking adventures across the conservancy - so much fun and a great way to make room for dinner!

  • Borana is also a working cattle ranch so guests can learn about and get involved with daily Kenyan ranch life

  • There is no fence between Borana and Lewa, game wanders freely and Borana is home to a healthy rhino population

Borana Lodge lies on the edge of the Samangua Valley of Northern Kenya, with panoramic views of Mount Kenya, across the Lewa Plains to the Ngare Ndare Forest.

There is a wide range of activities and ways of exploring the extensive local area, including game drives, horse riding (for beginners and experienced riders alike), mountain biking and even the opportunity for helicopter expeditions! Moreover, with a herd of over 2000 cattle on the ranch, guests can spend a day learning the challenges of ranching in these hostile conditions. Many have found that a day on the ranch is just as fascinating as observing the game.

Built by local artisans in regional materials, the lodge itself, with its eight cottages, is in keeping with the natural surroundings, while also epitomising comfort and exclusivity.

Delicious organic food is served in the dining room by friendly and attentive staff at a large rosewood table, surrounded by local paintings and sculptures.

Outside the lodge, you are confronted by a dramatically sited swimming pool as you walk through the beautiful garden. Guests can relax in the pool while watching the elephants wandering down a well-trodden path on their way to the watering hole below. The pool veranda, furnished with Roman sun loungers, is a favourite place for a laid-back lunch and a chance to lie in the sun.

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Enjoy some exhilarating riding safaris around Borana - the plains are perfect for cantering!

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Laikipia, Northern Kenya, Kenya

It is located within the vast area of the Ewaso ecosystem on the Laikipia Plateau: snow-tipped peaks and the glaciers of Mount Kenya to the south; a panorama of mountains and desert to the north, Borana provides an idyllic setting for any African experience.

It is an 8-hour 30-minute international flight. Borana is a 4-hour drive from Nairobi and a 1-hour drive from Nanyuki. By air, daily scheduled Safarilink and Air Kenya flights from Nairobi Wilson Airport to neighbouring Lewa Downs (1-hour drive from the Lodge). There is an airstrip at Borana for charter flights a 10-minute drive from the Lodge.

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