Home to the Dyer family for three generations, Borana Lodge 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 neighbours to preserve the natural environment and to promote economic and social improvements in the area.
With snow-tipped peaks and the glaciers of Mount Kenya to the south and a panorama of mountains and desert to the north, Borana Lodge provides an idyllic setting for any African experience. Laikipia is an area of exceptional beauty, enjoying some of Kenya's most prolific wildlife, as well as the highest populations of endangered species in the country.
There're eight cottages, each unique in style but all comfortable and cosy, with fireplaces and private verandahs. Guests will enjoy views over the Samangua Valley and lake, where elephants love to swim. The sitting and dining rooms are within the main lodge with log fires, rosewood tables and snug sofas, creating the atmosphere for entertaining evenings, while a stunning horizon swimming pool is ideal for relaxing.
Four cottages feature large double beds and four have twin beds, both of which are queen-size. Four of the cottages also boast a private verandah. Two sets of cottages share a verandah, both of which have a phenomenal view over the dam. Each cottage has an open fireplace lit every evening by the room stewardess, with a basket of firewood kept in each room. The bathrooms are the epitome of luxury, with exceptional views over wildest Africa.
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.