Borana

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Why we like it

  • Family owned Eco-Lodge, perched on the edge of the Samangua valley forming part of the Laikipia Plateau
  • The lodge offers eight romantic and unique cottages
  • Activities include day and night game drives, guided walks, riding safaris, mountain biking and ranch days
  • Families of all ages are welcome at Borana

A&K Top Tip

With the snow-tipped peaks and glaciers of Mount Kenya to the south and a panorama of mountains and desert to the north, Borana provides an idyllic setting for any African experience.

Guest Testimonial

Your attitude towards suggestions made was amazing. You went the extra mile in finding us somewhere we had suggested.

- SR, London



Perched on the edge of the Samangua Valley with views of Mount Kenya, the Borana Plains and Ngare Ndare forest, Borana is an idyllic lodge with breathtaking views.


The Lodge is designed to work in harmony with the landscape and is created from local, sustainable building materials. There are eight cottages at Borana with verandas, all of which have phenomenal views over the dam that is a popular watering hole for large amounts of wildlife. Each cottage has an open-fireplace lit every evening and luxurious bathrooms with exceptional views over wildest Africa.

The main lodge is inviting with deep armchairs, an open fireplace and picture windows offering sights of the plains below. The garden is full of largely indigenous plants, chosen specially for their scents, colours and flowers. The infinity pool offers superb views and guests can relax, read and soak up the sun or watch the elephants that are often drawn to the dam below.

Activities at Borana include game drives, night drives, guided walks, horse-riding, and mountain biking. As Borana is a privately owned property there is more freedom to do various activities.

The custom built fleet of 4 wheel drives, all with built in radios, allows guests to see plenty of wildlife in private without any other vehicles surrounding the animals. The guides are of a very high standard and know each part of the ranch well.


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Fly to

Nairobi or Mombasa

Flying time

8 hours 30 minutes non-stop

Time difference

GMT +3 hours

Visas

Required for UK passport holders

Health requirements

Yellow fever certificate required if arriving from an endemic area

Best time to travel

December - March, July - October

Weather

Kenya's equatorial location ensures warm weather year round, though it can be cool at night and first thing in the morning. There are two rain seasons, the long rains occur from late March to early June and short rains from October to December. The rainfall is sometimes heavy and when it does come it often falls in the afternoons and evenings. The hottest period is from February to March and coldest in July to August.

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