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Borana Lodge - High End

Borana Lodge is set on the edge of the Samangua Valley located on the foothills of Africa's second largest mountain, the snow capped Mount Kenya.

It's a 35,000 arce private ranch adjacent to Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Laikipia Plateau.

Laikipia Plateau is a haven for a wide diversity of wildlife, including lion, elephant, Jackson’s hartebeest, buffalo, reticulated giraffe, Patas monkeys and great herds of antelope roaming the plains, while the cool forest shelters bushbuck, colobus monkeys and leopard.

LOCATION & ACCESS

Borana Ranch, Laikipia – situated 17 miles north of the equator and 6000ft above sea level. The Lodge has panoramic views over the Samangua Valley and the Lewa Plains to the Ngare Ndare Forest and Mount Kenya beyond. The Lodge is set on a hillside overlooking a lake, which attracts herds of elephants,buffalo and often prides of lion.

By Road: Borana is a 4-hour drive from Nairobi and a 1-hour drive from Nanyuki.

By Air: Daily scheduled Safarilink and Air Kenya flights from Nairobi Wilson Airport to neighbouring Lewa Downs (1-hour drive from the Lodge). We have an airstrip at Borana for charter flights a 10-minute drive from the Lodge

Accommodation

COTTAGES: There are eight cottages at Borana. Four have large double beds and four have twin beds - both of which are queen size. Four of the cottages have their own veranda. Two sets of cottages share a veranda, both of which has a phenomenal view over the dam. Each cottage also has an open-fireplace lit every evening by the room stewardess; a basket of firewood is kept in each room. The bathrooms are the epitome of luxury: spacious, clean and with exceptional views over wildest Africa.

REST & RELAXATION: The Lodge is set in a verdant garden of largely indigenous plants chosen for their scents, colours and flowers. From the infinity pool guests can watch the elephants wandering their well-trodden path to the watering hole or simply relax, read and soak up the sun. The pool veranda is a favourite place for a long, leisurely lunch watching the natural world unfold before you.

ACTIVITIES

:: Night & day game drives;guided wildlife , birdlife and scenic walks;
:: Horse riding (novice & experienced riders);
:: Mountain biking;
:: Sundowners; picnics; Bush dinners;
:: Branch days
:: Swimming pool.
:: Excursions to Lewa Wildlife Conservancy;
:: Visits to Kisima floriculture project;
:: Cultural visits;
:: Riding & fishing excursions to Lake Rutundu & Alice on Mt.Kenya;
:: Fly camping;
:: Helicopter Safaris to Mount Kenya or Lake Turkana;
:: Scenic flights in a helicopter,Fixed wing-aircraft or Waco bi-plane

THE EXPERIENCE

:: Game Drives
:: Guided Walks
:: Mountain Biking
:: Riding Safaris
:: Ranch Days
:: Mount Kenya
:: Family Experiences

LODGES IN LAIKIPIA CONSERVACIES

Note: Click on the links for more details.

:: Borana Lodge - High End
:: Il N'gwesi Lodge - High End
:: Lewa Lodge - High End
:: Lewa Safari Camp - High End
:: Loisaba Lodge - High End
:: Mukutan Retreat - High End
:: Mutamaiyu House - High End
:: Ol Malo Lodge - High End
:: Sabuk Lodge - High End