Borana Lodge

Borana Lodge in Kenya's newest most successful Rhino Sanctuary

Discover the magic of the luxury Borana Lodge in Kenya’s newest, most successful Laikipia Rhino Sanctuary that focuses on rhino conservation and ecotourism in East Africa. With the most captivating vistas of mountain ranges and desert plains, there’s no place you’d rather be for photographic inspirations. Capture on film the incredible wildlife endemic to this Borana Conservancy, now a renowned and much needed rhino sanctuary, and immerse yourself in the rich culture of the friendly locals. 

Explore the unspoiled terrain on foot or canter on horseback amidst the giraffe and zebra. Stay in and observe the beauty of nature from the lodge while you relish the wonderful service and attention to detail. Perhaps you want to tick off tackling Mount Kenya on your bucket list? 

The Dyer family founded Borana Lodge in 1993 as an eco-lodge to support conservation efforts in the region and to ensure ongoing wilderness areas for endangered species like the rhinos. So, every time you book a tour to Borana, you automatically contribute to this fantastic initiative to save a place for wildlife on our planet. 

Borana Lodge was hand built using natural materials and the assistance of local people on a hill with the best views of Mount Kenya ever – there is a dam nearby where wildlife comes to drink. Only 8 gentle rooms with natural décor and colours entice guests to embrace the bliss of a wild landscape from their beds and decks, huge glass double doors opening out onto the ‘damscape’ for a morning of game viewing before even jumping on board a 4×4 game viewing vehicle.  

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Overview

Discover the magic of Kenya at Borana Lodge, on the eastern edge of the Laikipia Plateau with panoramic vistas of the snow-capped peaks and glaciers of Mount Kenya to the south.  Borana eco lodge is situated within the vast area of the Ewaso ecosystem, a 4-hour drive from Nairobi and an hour’s drive from Nanyuki. 

Borana Lodge derives its name from the native Boran cows popular in the arid grasslands of the plateau. The 35,000-acre ranch sits within a cosmic conservation area that benefits the locals both economically and socially while promoting the preservation of the natural environment. 

Built in 1992 by the locals using only local building materials and dead wood from the ranch, the 8 cottages of this stunning Mount Kenya accommodation are designed to blend effortlessly with the landscape. The interiors are superbly decorated with simple, clean furnishings, and the result is an unassuming luxury. 

Two of the cottages are family units with double rooms. No two rooms are the same but all offer airy spaces with large en-suite bathrooms that feature baths, walk-in showers, twin wash basins and toiletries to boot. The cottages have fireplaces and private verandas that look out over a busy watering hole. In each room is a hairdryer, safe and wireless internet. 

Approximately 8 km from Borana Safari Lodge is the luxurious 8-bedroomed Laragai House that is available on an exclusive use basis. This Mount Kenya guest house is a real gem for guests who relish their privacy. Laragai House boasts a clay tennis court, heated pool, outdoor lunch areas including a DVD library, satellite TV and Wi-Fi. 

The public areas of Borana include an open-sided lounge and bar with comfy cushioned sofas, animal paintings and African furniture. Guests can also relax in a large stone-walled house under thatch offering 4 living rooms, one upstairs and the other outside. Just above the infinity pool is the dining area where delectable meals are served. 

Your holiday at Borana Lodge will be spent in the wilderness on game drives in the company of experienced guides who are well versed with the terrain. Embark on horseback safaris and bush walks for a more intimate interaction with nature. You do not need to go anywhere to view game as the lodge is placed in front of a waterhole that attracts different wildlife species.

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Amazing Holiday Packages including Borana Lodge

From $600

PER PERSON SHARING PER NIGHT


Activities

  • Exclusive wildlife viewing, away from the crowds
  • Fantastic birding to see the more than 330 bird species recorded in the area
  • Thrilling day & night game drives on open-sided vehicles
  • Horseback safaris for a closer encounter with the wildlife
  • Mountain biking, quad biking, helicopter trips
  • Yoga, spa treatments
  • Cultural tours to a local community school

Included

  • All meals and drinks
  • Chic eco-friendly accommodation
  • Game viewing activities

swimming pool area outside the lodge accommodation at Royal Madikwe
that include this property

Facilities

  • 8 cottages, including 2 family units with double rooms & the 8-bedroom sole-use Laragai House
  • Cottage amenities: cozy fireplaces, en-suite bathrooms with double washbasins, walk-in showers, baths and complimentary toiletries, Wi-Fi, safe
  • Laragai House amenities: enclosed heated pool, clay tennis court, alfresco lunch area as well as satellite TV, DVD library and Wi-Fi.
  • Open sided dining area
  • Open sided lounge & bar
  • 3 additional lounge areas & bar in a large stone-walled house under thatch
  • Swimming pool
  • Gift shop

Highlights

  • Picturesque location in the heart of the Amboseli National Park – with direct access to Borana Conservancy and the gest rhino sanctuary in East Africa
  • Walk with iconic rhino at dawn, view charismatic grey elephants in massive herds with Mount Kenya in the background, numerous zebra and antelope, and lions lurking in the golden grasslands beyond
  • Eco-friendly lodge mini ecosystem comprising livestock, wildlife, free range chickens, water and soil conservation, waste management and a successful organic fruit and vegetable garden 
  • 2 rooms dedicated to disabled persons in a bid to be more resourceful and available to all people, as well as children and older travellers.


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