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Borana Lodge, Laikipia

Borana Lodge is a unique place from which to watch Kenya’s wildlife – especially if you want to capture the sight of elephants swimming in a dam, walking distance from your cottage.

A private helicopter flight over the particularly game-rich Samangua Valley may well be one of the most unforgettable highlights of your entire luxury, tailor-made holiday to Kenya. But there are many more to follow.

Borana Lodge is set in a private conservancy, so you have better access to the wildlife, and a complete absence of other visitors cluttering your view. You will encounter wild African elephants. You will be able to take close up shots of prides of lions basking in the shade of thorn trees. You can embark on night drives to see the nocturnal activities of a whole range of animals. Or you can relax at the lodge and watch wildlife wandering past your cottage – including elephants going for a swim in the nearby dam.

Borana Lodge, at a glance

  • Exclusive wildlife lodge with panoramic views over the Samangua Valley
  • Just 17 miles north of the Equator, but cool thanks to being 6,000 feet above sea level
  • Choice of just eight secluded cottages – all with breath-taking views into the valley and the Lewa Plains towards Mount Kenya
  • Cosy open fireplaces and private verandas for sundowners and relaxing
  • Thatched roofs, stone walls and hardwood floors 
  • Rooms typically feature four poster beds or two large singles
  • Natural rock-style en suite bathrooms with baths and showers
  • Airy restaurant serving sophisticated food with an emphasis on organic, locally grown ingredients

For leisure and pleasure

  • Infinity pool and spa treatments
  • Safaris in open-topped 4x4 vehicles
  • Game drives to encounter lions, leopards and elephants
  • Night drives to watch nocturnal wildlife
  • Guided bush walks led by experienced trackers
  • Riding on ranch horses through the surrounding countryside and horse safaris
  • Mountain biking to see herds of zebra
  • Range of conservation activities
  • Buggy and quad bike expeditions
  • Excursions to Ngare Ndare Forest and Mount Kenya
  • Helicopter flights over the conservancy

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