Borana

Borana

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.

Borana

Borana

Kenya > Lewa Wildlife Conservation

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Home to the Dyer family for three generations, Borana takes its name from the native Boran cattle farmed on these arid grasslands. The ranch sits within a vast conservation area and the Dyer family is dedicated to working alongside its neighbors to preserve the natural environment and to promote economic and social improvements in the area.

Increasingly acknowledged as one of the most important areas for biodiversity in Kenya, wildlife population densities in the Laikipia region rank second to the internationally renowned Maasai Mara ecosystem. The diversity of large mammals is higher than in any other part of Kenya. Laikipia hosts the highest populations of endangered species: black rhino (half of Kenya’s total population), Grevy’s zebra (70% of the world’s population), reticulated giraffe, the only viable population of Lelwel hartebeest in the country and Africa’s only expanding population of wild dog.

The Lodge is designed to work in harmony with the landscape and is created from local, sustainable building materials. It enjoys an idyllic setting, 17 miles north of the equator and 6,000 feet above sea level, and is free from the malarial mosquito and the nights are cool.

All areas of the Lodge overlook a lake that is a popular watering hole for the local animals so there is constant activity for guests to watch. Take a guide and walk down to the dam to enjoy a close-up view of elephants swimming!

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.

The Lodge is set in a verdant garden of largely indigenous plants chosen for their scents, colors 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 favorite place for a long, leisurely lunch watching the natural world unfold before you.

In the dining room at the main lodge guests can sample fresh produce from the Ranch, fresh juice from the Borana orchard and wines from around the world.

In the sitting room, sofas and armchairs surround a huge open fireplace and picture windows guarantee a continuing vista to the plains below.

Rooms and Suites

Borana: Cottage

Cottage

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 two cottages with large double beds, and two cottages with queen-size twin beds, each with their own spacious en-suite bathroom and private veranda. There are a further two cottages each designed with two bedrooms – a double and a twin – and en-suite bathrooms. One is ideal for families, the bedrooms share a veranda 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 & dining area and plunge pool.

Amenities

Hotel Features

  • Airport Shuttle Airport Shuttle
  • All Inclusive - meals and most alcoholic beverages All Inclusive - meals and most alcoholic beverages
  • Babysitting Babysitting
  • Bar Bar
  • Eco-friendly Lodge Eco-friendly Lodge
  • Family Rooms Family Rooms
  • Full Breakfast Daily Full Breakfast Daily
  • Gay Friendly Gay Friendly
  • Guest Activities Guest Activities
  • Guest library/lounge Guest library/lounge
  • Guided Safaris Included Guided Safaris Included
  • Housekeeping Service Housekeeping Service
  • Internet Access Internet Access
  • Laundry Service Laundry Service
  • Major Credit Card Accepted Major Credit Card Accepted
  • Parking Parking
  • Room Service Room Service
  • Safe Deposit Box (front desk) Safe Deposit Box (front desk)
  • Shoe Shine service Shoe Shine service
  • Suitable for Children Suitable for Children
  • Swimming Pool Swimming Pool
  • Tour Desk Tour Desk
  • Valet & Pressing service Valet & Pressing service
  • Wedding Services Wedding Services
  • Wireless Internet (WiFi) Wireless Internet (WiFi)

In-Room Amenities

  • Hair Dryer
  • Mosquito nets
  • Ensuite Bathroom
  • Safety Deposit Box (In Room)
  • Patio/Balcony

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