Laikipia, Northern Kenya
At a Glance
Take full advantage of " The Retreat" your personal spa, with a gym, plunge pool, hot tub and even a traditional hamam
Spend some valuable family time in Arijiju's full cinema with comfortable squishy sofas, or perhaps enjoy a variety of board games and table football in your personal games room
With three suites in the main house and two additional private guest suite buildings this is a fantastic property to host family and friends
Dine in multiple beautiful settings, be it the terrace overlooking the waterhole where various animals come to drink, or go wild with a rustic bush picnic
Fourteen resident staff are there to keep the property looking just right and running smoothly, with charming butlers, private guides and your own personal chef to cater to your every need
Enjoy the wide range of experiences on the private reserve, including game drives in search of big elephant herds, rhino and cats, guided bush walks, mountain biking and even horse riding.
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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 vacation to Arijiju
Arijiju is the ideal retreat for those looking for a fully flexible Big five adventure or to just unwind and rejuvenate. This exclusive use property boasts five suites and is absolutely ideal to host multi generational families or friends.
Based in the beautiful 90,000 acre Borana Lewa Conservancy, Arijiju is a stunning family home that has now opened its doors to guests.
This exclusive use property takes its design inspiration from the rock-hewn churches of Ethiopia made with local stone and timber. Nestled into the expansive rolling landscape, Arijiju feeds a love of raw materials and the environment with complimentary grassed roofs and solar power being the primary source of energy.
The main house features three stunningly decorated suites that share a beautiful courtyard garden. From this lavender and herb filled garden you are able to access the living space, kitchen, games room, library and even a cinema, all connected by exquisitely decorated stone walkways that lead to the swimming pool and poolside bar. In addition to this, there are two very private guest suite buildings which makes this the perfect property to host family and friends.
The spirit of Arijiju lies heavily on restoring the spirit and mind and this is at the very heart of the dining experiences on offer. All of the meals are lovingly prepared using quality ingredients and healthy, delicious recipes. Dining takes place is various locations throughout the property, be it on the sun drenched terrace whilst a herd of elephants wander past, alongside the turquoise waters of the private pool or even a rustic wild picnic in the African bush.
The focus on your spiritual wellbeing and relaxation doest end there, Arinjiju is host to The Retreat, a personal spa designed to connect you with nature. Along with a gym, yoga studio and a wood burning hot tub, The Retreat is home to a traditional vaulted hamam, rain shower as well as a tranquil treatment room offering a variety of treatments designed to help you unwind using traditional Kenyan ingredients.
A team of 14 butlers, personal chefs, private game rangers, ground keepers and house keepers are based at the property and are their to cater to your every need. As the home is exclusively yours during your stay, days are flexible and completely designed around you and your guests, with options to do bush walks, game drives, horse riding, mountain biking, buggies or quad biking, fly fishing or even helicopter safaris. You certainly wont run out of things to do.
Activities are completely flexible to your party. The property is in a fabulous location for Big 5 game drives, safari walks, mountain biking, wild running, horse riding, buggies and quad biking, helicopter safaris, visits to the Ndare Ndare forest or even use it as a base to acclimatise and train before the three day climb of the famous Mount Kenya.
Location & directions
Laikipia, Northern Kenya
Arijiju is based in the Borana Lewa Conservancy in Northern Kenya.
How to get there
You can reach Arijiju by shared scheduled flight to the Lewa Airstrip which is then a 90 minutes drive to the property. Alternatively you can take a private charter to the Borana Airstrip which is only 15 minutes from Arijiju, or charter a private helicopter to land directly at the property.