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 landmarks.
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, bird-shooting.
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 suggested itinerary.