We love Borana! This family-owned property in Laikipia is perfect for families and has tons of activities.
Home to the Dyer family for three generations, Borana takes its name from the native Boran cattle. The Dyer family own and operate the property along with an adjoining working ranch and provide guests with a memorable and authentic experience. As a welcomed guest you are able to get a real sense of the Dyer’s daily lives, as well as the role that Borana plays in conserving Kenya’s endangered species, particularly rhino.
The ranch sits within a vast conservation area and the lodge boasts panoramic views over the Samangua Valley and the Lewa Plains to the Ngare Ndare Forest and Mount Kenya beyond.
Borana is a terrific place for active guests. It’s well known for its horseback riding, and caters to those looking for a gentle walk along the river as well as experienced riders looking for a more challenging ride. Other activities at Borana include include game drives, guided walks, mountain biking, quad biking, fishing, or a visit to the Ngare Ndare forest for a canopy walk over the forest elephants and a swim in the waterfall. Borana also shares traversing rights with the neighboring Lewa Conservancy, allowing guests to go on game drives there as well.
Borana is a wonderful destination for kids and kids of all ages are welcome. The décor is stylishly African, comfortable and well-appointed. The lodge consists of 8 secluded cottages with their own verandas and private bathrooms with views and fireplaces. The lodge’s infinity pool is a great place to watch over the game below. In addition to the cottages, Borana also offers the larger and more exclusive Laragai House across the ranch with 8 bedrooms for large family getaways or groups of friends on an exclusive-use basis only.
Borana is a favorite of ours – it is good value for money, fresh and fun, and a wonderful experience for those visiting the Laikipia region. It is particularly good if you are looking for an active experience to break up the twice daily game drive routine in a beautiful and diverse landscape.