Location: Borana Wildlife Conservancy, Laikipia County, Kenya
Area: 32,000 acres
Located on the foothills of Mount Kenya, north of the equator, on the Laikipia Plateau. Borana is a non-profit organization dedicated to the sustainable conservation of critical habitats and wildlife. With a mission to provide a sustainable ecosystem, in partnership with our neighbours and community, for critically endangered species on the brink of extinction.
Consisting of 32,000 acres of arid grassland in Kenya’s Laikipia region, which started off as a cattle ranch, is part of the wider Laikipia- Ewaso eco-system which holds the highest diversity of large mammal species of any ecosystem of its size in the world. The Conservancy is nestled between an arid landscape to the north and ancient indigenous forests to the south.
Home to Elephants, Black Rhino, Lion, Jackson’s hartebeest, Reticulated Giraffe, Grevy’s Zebra, and other endangered species. The conservancy strives to retain this land as a pristine wilderness that guests can enjoy firsthand. Guided walks through the bush, a ride across the conservancy on horses or mountain bikes, view the wildlife in open-top safari vehicles, or lounge by the infinity pool and enjoy the view.
As a private conservancy, exclusivity is guaranteed, making every aspect of your safari experience personal, peaceful, and uninterrupted, giving you the rare opportunity to totally immerse in nature.
Here, your adventure is planned to exceed your expectations, like fly fishing on Mount Kenya, Scenic flights, and picnics to the Ngare Ndare Forest.
The collaboration between Borana and neighboring Lewa Conservancy merged two separate land areas creating 93,000 acres of contiguous rhino rangeland, giving a holistic approach committed to tourism, ranching, and other enterprises to build local livelihood and enhance eco-system integrity. Through the Borana Education Support Programme and mobile clinic.
The Uniqueness of this Park
- Borana is part of this collection of nature based businesses that follow the highest standards of sustainability encompassing Conservation, Community, Culture and Commerce – the 4Cs.
- Borana Conservancy, under a collaborative management agreement with Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, is now home to a ‘Key 1’ black rhino population, one of only three in East Africa.
- Ten properties on the Lewa-Borana Landscape offer unique guest experiences.
- Borana Lodge
- Kifaru House
- Lewa Safari Camp
- Lewa Wilderness
- Laragai House
- Lewa House
- Sirikoi Lodge
- Sirai House
- Arijiju House
- Lengishu House
Activities at the Destination
Guided Walks through the bush, riding on ranch horses or mountain bikes, Game Viewing driving in the open-top safari vehicles, lounging by the infinity pool and enjoying the view.
Michael Dyer or Llewellyn his son who runs the ranch is happy to take guests around their ranch, an arrear of family activities from swimming in the pool or waterfall, patent safety horses, and watching the big game.
Children of all ages are welcome, where they can enjoy a run with an armed guard, track and sight rhino with scouts and report back to HQ with locations and monitor Rhino, and Lion with Wilson & Rianto, Yoga, Helicopter Trips, Buggies & Quad Bike Safaris, Visit of Ngare Ndare Forest Trust, Bird Watching.
Guided Walking Safaris
Night Game Drive