This stunning and diverse property in Laikipia, Kenya, used to be a cattle and sheep ranch but, in 1992, the Dyers recognized the depreciation of wildlife habitat and focused their attention on the protection of African game, especially the endangered lion, and black and white rhino.
The Borana Conservancy was established and offers tremendous support to the health, education and employment of local communities, as well as land and wildlife conservation.
Borana Lodge was built in 1992 in an idyllic hillside setting above a popular watering hole. There are eight stylish cottages each with spacious en-suite
bathrooms, open fireplaces and comfortable verandahs. Laragai is Borana s exclusive use house, ideal for large families or groups of friends. Eight bedrooms surround a pretty, tropical garden, while the main reception room delivers sweeping views over the reserve. The activities one can enjoy on Borana are endless. Being privately owned land, you will not share your Big 5 game viewing experience with anyone else, and when you want some time out from the 4×4’s, there are horses, mountain bikes, quad bikes, buggies, helicopters, waterfalls, paragliding, fishing and much more to enjoy. One could happily spend a week on Borana and there is certainly something for everyone.
Each cottage is entirely secluded with private views from bedroom and bathroom. The rooms all have their own fireplaces, which are lit every evening. There are 2 cottages with large double beds, and 2 cottages with queen-size twin beds, each with their own spacious en-suite bathroom and private verandah. There are a further 2 cottages each designed with 2 bedrooms – a double and a twin – and en-suite bathrooms. 1 is ideal for families, the bedrooms share a verandah and the double bedroom has an outside deck with an attached child’s bedroom, which can share their bathroom. The second cottage is a small private self-contained house, with a double bedroom and a bedroom with twin queen-sized beds. The house shares a verandah, living and dining area and plunge pool.
The family cottage allows for up to two additional small children.