Borana Lodge

Borana Lodge takes its name from the native Boran cattle farmed on these arid grasslands. The ranch sits within a vast conservation area to preserve the natural environment and to promote social economic improvements in the area. It enjoys an idyllic setting, 17 miles north of the equator and 6,000 feet above sea level and the nights are cool. The lodge is designed to work in harmony with the landscape and is created from local, sustainable building materials.

The Lodge is set in a lush green garden of largely indigenous plants chosen for their scents, colours and flowers. Come to Borana for the ultimate safari experience. Or just relax in the luxury and harmonious comfort of The lodge.

A glimpse of Borana Lodge

  • Eight romantic and unique cottages entirely secluded each with an open fireplace and private veranda and both bedroom and bathroom of the exceptional views over wildest Africa.
  • With panoramic views over the Samangua Valley and the Lewa Plains to the Ngare Ndare Forest and Mount Kenya beyond

Highlights of Borana Lodge

  • Game drives (day & night):Night game drives - when most animals are active - are very popular, allowing guests an insight into the nocturnal life of the bush
  • Guided bush walk is one of the most tranquil ways to go out and see wildlife.
  • Hikes with experienced guides with extensive knowledge of the land and its wildlife, flora and fauna birds watching.
  • Bush walk with complete confidence - aware that they could be with no better guides.
  • Big game viewing on foot is extremely satisfying and allows guests to stalk game in completely safety. Slower pace means that guests also have a chance to see smaller animals that they would miss or scare off if traveling at a faster speed.
  • 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.
  • View game as they parade for a drink from a popular watering hole walk down to the dam with a guide and to enjoy a close-up view of elephants swimming.

Adventure and Pleasure of Borana Lodge

  • Mountain biking offers guests an exciting and exhilarating way to view the bush and spectacular environment made to cycle through - mountain bikes allow you to get very close to big game.
  • Back-up crews - all groups travel with an escort vehicle.

Riding Safaris:

  • Short Riding safari pre breakfast ride for a quick hack and back for breakfast at the ranch. Longer ride, stopping in a secluded valley for a picnic breakfast under an olive tree.
  • With experienced riders, custom-tailored riding safaris lasting from one to four days offer the ultimate horseback experience.
  • Fly camping in one of the community owned lodge
  • Lake Rutundu cabins-ride and your spend nights on the slopes of Mount Kenya
  • All riders to the Borana stables need to be comfortable at a walk, trot and canter in an English saddle. This is because the occasion can arise when one has to flee an angry elephant or buffalo and our horses are fit and strong.
  • Non-riders are welcome at the Ngare Ndare stable.
  • Ranching Days - learn the challenge of ranching in these hostile conditions – elephants in the vegetable patch, lions in the cattlebomas, flood, drought, famine. Makes guests truly understand why Borana is the place where cattle sleep with one eye open!
  • Wing aircraft - A bird’s eye view of the landscape & equator straddled ice-capped peaks of Mt Kenya
  • Helicopters Excursions – A bird’s eye view of the majestic and ice-capped peaks of Mt Kenya
  • Mythological- visitor or scale Mt. Kenya a sacred place of great natural beauty and home to”Ngai” God of the people of Central Kenya.
  • Fishing Excursions - Lake Alice on slopes of Mt. Kenya.
  • Trek Mt Kenya the more adventurous tackle the mountain on foot -A minimum of three to four days
  • Honey Moon on the slopes of Mt. Kenya where Prince William Proposed to Catherine
  • Family Experiences - greatfamily holidaychildren enjoy and are happy that their holiday experiences match that of their parents.
  • Waterfall swim

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