Laikipia, Northern Kenya, Kenya
At a Glance
Exclusive-use private house on the 32,000 acre Borana Conservancy
Complete freedom to choose when you go on activities and for how long
Perfect for families or groups of friends travelling together
Enjoy fresh pizza out of the pizza oven for al fresco lunches
Stunning views from almost everywhere in the house which look down to the valley below
Best time to Visit
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Lengishu is open year-round. The main tourist season is in January and February, when the weather is hottest and driest. At this time, the animals in the wildlife parks tend to congregate more around the watercourses, making them easier to spot.
Northern and eastern Kenya temperatures vary from highs of up to 40°C during the day to less than 20°C at night. Rainfall in this area is sparse and, when it does occur, is often in the form of violent storms. July is usually the driest month, and November the wettest.
To start planning your holiday to Lengishu
Located in the centre of the Borana Conservancy in Laikipia, Lengishu is a brand new exclusive-use property sleeping twelve guests in six rooms. The property boasts breathtaking views of the Lengishu Hills and surrounding Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.
Lengishu sits in the exclusive Borana Conservancy at 2000 metres on the foothills of Mount Kenya and has been built entirely out of sustainable materials. This exclusive-use house has been beautifully designed to include local material from Kenya including stone and wood to create a unique space that fits perfectly into the Laikipia landscape.
The main area of the house opens with a large entrance hall which leads into a study and sitting and dining room which feature two large and warming fireplaces, as well as incredible views across the conservancy. Wooden beams and panels have been made from teak and gum poles while the floors are stone and wood to create an unfussy and stylish interior to offer the feel of a home-away-from-home. The main areas lead out to a large covered veranda with stunning views across the conservancy which houses a pizza oven for delicious lunches and dinners.
A stay on Lengishu is not complete without exploring the incredible Borana Conservancy and learning about the important work they undertake here. As such the activities offered are game drives with an experienced and knowledgeable guide who will take you across the conservancy to track and search for game as well as informing you of how the Borana Conservancy works hard to support the conservation of animals and the community. As well as game drives, Lengishu also offers bush walks, sundowner excursions, and bush meals. Borana is an excellent place to go horse riding and offers horses to cater for all riding abilities.
Lengishu's six bedrooms have been individually designed with the Master Bedroom and Room One standing separate from the main house; both featuring double beds and luxurious en-suites, and the Master Bedroom having a private sitting room and walk-in wardrobe. Four other rooms sit across two cottages, each housing two double or twin bedrooms which have been separated by private dining and sitting areas.
Both cottages have small kitchens available for tea and coffee and cold drinks, as well as offering unobstructed views down to the valley.
Guests staying at Lengishu can enjoy all of the activities offered on the Borana Conservancy. Lengishu offer a fantastic range of activities, from game drives and bush walks to horse riding, there are plenty of opportunities to explore the 32,000 acres of land. The team at Lengishu can also organise bush meals in the morning, or afternoon for a truly authentic dining experience. The Borana Conservancy also works closely with the local community allowing guests to visit local villages and schools to get a unique insight into the local way of life.
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Laikipia, Northern Kenya, Kenya
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