Borana Safari Lodge (Borana
Ranch, Laikipia District) Kenya
Located in Northern Kenya, Laikipia Plateau, in the
foothills of Mt Kenya. The lodge is set in a valley which
meanders out of the Laikipia Plateau onto the Samburu Plains
of Northern Kenya with views our over Mt. Kenya and rugged
mountains which break off into plains and rivers.
With Kilimanjaro's 6,000 meter high snow-capped peaks
presiding over the landscape, the setting is unrivalled.
The exterior takes it’s cue from the rugged setting and
building hug the valley contours, roof tops reflect ridge
lines and paths follow gullies.
Each room is different and designed to absorb the
existing terrain and afford spectacular views. Twelve guests
are accommodated in 6 individual cedar and stone thatched
cottages, 2 doubles and 4 single/doubles.
These cottages gather around a main house. Each cottage
is spacious and has a veranda, a fireplace and large
bathrooms with the choice of bath or shower. The main house
has a veranda and two lounges all commanding spectacular
views of the valley below.
Borana is truly unique in design and experience, the food
is spectacular and the Samburu guides and staff are
captivating and integral to the experience. The lodge also
offers easy access to some of Kenya’s most interesting
Borana is able to offer an enormous amount of variety in
both terrain and vegetation in a concentrated area.
Depending on the weather al fresco lunches are often served
in the building overlooking the swimming pool and dam. Meals
are also available in the privacy of ones room on request.
Borana accommodates most diet preferences.
Borana takes great pride in the food served. Most of the
fresh produce, meat, poultry, vegetables, dairy products,
are obtained everyday from the ranch (Borana is
self-sufficient in home-grown vegetables and dairy produce).
All the breads, pastas and cakes are home-made using home
milled flour. Menus vary from the traditional to the exotic
but are consistently mouth-watering. Meals are taken around
one large table, which allows for informality and a lively
exchange of conversation.
Game Viewing / Activities:
Game Drives / night drives in open vehicles, accompanied
by Samburu Guides, Walking, Horseback riding, Visits to the
Dinwesi Village, Lewa Rhino Conservancy, Swimming, Fishing
in the dam below the lodge which has been stocked with
rainbow trout. Bird-watching (over 400 species). There are
various activities that are available by arrangement,
sightseeing flight around Mt, Kenya, Fly fishing at Mt.
Kenya, Samburu Game Reserve, lunch at Larson's Camp,
Aberdare National Park by road including a picnic,
Overnight fly camp or day trip to Mt Ol Ololokwe, the
Samburu sacred mountain, a 25-minute flight. Overnight or
day trip to Lake Turkana to visit Dr. Leaky’s excavation
site ‘The Origins of Mankind’. Borana has a swimming pool
with an ideal vantage point for the waterhole in the valley
below. Borana also has an excellent gallery/shop. By prior
arrangement: fishing for giant Nile perch or the Golden
Perch in Lake Turkana, fly-fishing for Tiger Fish, or bird
shooting for some of Africa’s bigger game birds.
Accommodation Rates:- From $595 per
person sharing per night. Please contact us for a quote and