Arijiju Retreat

Arijiju Retreat, Laikipia North, Laikipia County, Rift Valley, Kenya – Show more hotels in Borana Conservancy

Location: Borana Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Laikipia, Kenya


A private home, rich in game and malaria free area. Arijiju lies low on the 97,000 acres, dedicated to conservation. The Family who built Arijiju camped on this spectacular hillside to experience where the sun threw light shaft and a home that worked well with nature.

Her architecture borrows from the Swahili vernacular, inspired by the rock-hewn Churches of Ethiopia and uses the Kenyan tradition of grouped rooms that can house multi-generations. Use of local store, local timber and solar power, hand cut Meru stone, immense wooden Lamu style doors.

Uniqueness of this Camp

With only 5 rooms, this private home has a team of 20 resident staff at hand to ensure your stay gets unmatched hospitality and service. This home is available for exclusive basis only and perfect for 10 guests.


3 bedroom suite houses;

The Batian- Master Suite (1,298sqft) King size bed with feather pillows, soft throws, ensuite bathroom deep cooper bathtub with shower and an outdoor showers facing Mount Kenya, open fire place, leather desk, huge lush towels, hot water bottles, tea/coffee making facilities.

The Nelion Room (860sqft) named after Nelion, the brother of Mbatian, a legendary Maasai medicine man,

The Lenana Room (860sqft) named after the son of Mbatian and heir to his legacy and chiefdom.

The Ngare Ndare Suite (1,273sqft) & The Mukogodo Suite (1,273sqft) has fire place, 4 poster king size bed and lounge area, the sofa can be used as bed for extra child.

The Constellation Suite (one-night-only suite)


Private Home Amenities: 24 hour security patrol, an unobtrusive game fences and cattle grids around the property, butler service, ensuite bathrooms, fire place, gym with yoga deck: stretching mats & cushions and support, laundry service, library, outdoor under canvas showers, personal chef, baby-sitting services, entertainment tailored for junior guests’,  private deck/verandah, private pool, satellite TV in common area, SPA house with vaulted hammam, tea/coffee making facilities, squash court, croquet , games, cinema room and the Retreat – hot tubs.


Run wild, game viewing drives, private vehicles can be arranged pre-booked in open 4 x 4s with exceptional rangers, bush walks to explore the conservancy with rangers, mountain biking, horse-back safaris, short trips to Mt Kenya can be arranged by Helicopter charter or fixed wing planes, quad bikes trips, Ngare Ndare Forest full day, hike to the water falls, swim in the turquoise pools, canopy walk using suspension bridges, fly fishing on Lake Alice, trout fishing in the tranquil river pools, Helicopter safaris, picnic lunch and bird walks.

Popular Features

  • 24-hour Security
  • Bar
  • Bird Watching
  • Bush Walks
  • Butler Service
  • Cultural Visits
  • Cycling
  • Eco Friendly
  • Fine Dining
  • Fire Place
  • Fishing
  • Game Drives
  • Game Viewing
  • Game Walks
  • Gift Shop
  • Helicopter Scenic Safaris
  • Horse-back riding safaris
  • Laundry Service
  • Massages
  • Mountain Biking
  • Photographic Safaris
  • Picnic breakfast
  • Picnic Lunch
  • Quad Bikes
  • Safaris
  • Spa
  • Squash Court
  • Sundowners
  • Swiming Pool
  • Tennis
  • TV Room
  • Yoga