With snow-tipped peaks and 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. Borana takes its name from the native Boran cattle farmed on these arid grasslands. Borana Lodge luxury cottages are on their own private ranch in Northern Kenya on the Laikipia plateau. Each cottage is comfortable and cozy with unique stylings featuring fireplaces, private verandas, and view over the Samangua Valley and Lake where elephants love to swim. The sitting and dining rooms are within the main lodge. Log fires, rosewood tables, and snug sofas create the atmosphere for entertaining evenings. A stunning horizon pool is ideal for relaxing around with lunchtime Pimms. Overlooking a waterhole frequented by elephant, buffalo and other herbivores, this is an excellent place to catch a glimpse of the endangered Hunting Dogs otherwise known as the Painted Wolves.
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 have 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.
For your dining experience, you will dine at the main lodge and sample fresh produce from the Ranch. Also sample the fresh juice from the Borana orchard and wines from around the world.
Relax at the infinity pool or visit the ranch, go horseback riding, take a guided walk, or go mountain biking. Guests can also visit the neighbouring Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and see tons of different animals. There are also night game drives that allow guests into the nocturnal life of the bush that is denied them in most of the parks. Borana is a spectacular environment in which to bicycle. Both fixed wing aircraft and helicopters can be chartered to give guests a bird’s eye view of the landscape around Mount Kenya.