Borana Lodge

Borana Lodge


Borana Lodge is located at the heart of Borana Conservancy. Steeped in history and style, the lodge is set against a beautiful hillside with unobstructed views of the rolling hills of the conservancy and Mt Kenya beyond. 

Borana Conservancy lies at the foot of Mt Kenya, a few miles North of the equator at 6,500 feet (almost 2,000 meters) above sea level.  

The Conservancy has a unique geographical situation which makes it a haven for a huge diversity of wildlife including black and white rhino, elephant, lion, cheetah, buffalo and great herds of zebra and antelope; while the cooler forest and rivers shelter bush buck, otters and leopard. 

The combination of privacy, natural beauty and an abundance of wildlife creates a unique setting for a truly memorable safari experience. 

Along with the more traditional safari activities such as game drives and bush walks, Borana Lodge offers some of the most unique and thrilling ways to experience wildlife in the magic of Northern Kenya. With safari horses catering to all riding abilities as well as eBikes, guests can experience the wonders of Borana Conservancy from a different vantage point.

Guests are encouraged to go beyond the game drive and to get involved with what goes on “behind the scenes of conservation”. Guests can spend the morning tracking rhino on foot with our scouts followed by a visit to our anti-poaching operations centre. In the afternoon, guests can accompany parts of the anti-poaching team on their evening deployments and spend time with the men and women who work tirelessly to keep the wildlife and this ecosystem safe.

With plenty of excuses for meals and nights under the stars there is never a dull moment at Borana Lodge. We also offer child minding services and have a great array of activities to keep our younger guests entertained. 

By staying at Borana Lodge, our guests are making a direct contribution to the sustainable conservation of land, wildlife and building local livelihoods. In 2019 Borana Lodge became a GER(r) acredited property, recognised by The Long Run. This is one of the most rigorous sustainability audits in hospitality today and considers every aspect of The 4Cs; Community, Culture, Conservation and Commerce. 

24% of each guest’s stay acts as a direct contribution to conservation, this includes (but is not limited to) the training and well-being of over 100 wildlife rangers, an education programme promoting ecology and conservation practices, a mobile clinic visiting local communities, a water safety programme and a local livestock management programme



Rooms Available

Room OneRoom One is located furthest to the north of the main lodge and boasts a four poster double bed making it ideal for honeymooners and special occasions. A private veranda allows for romantic outdoor meals and beautiful views into the valley
Room TwoRoom two is a twin room located between Room One and the main lodge offering amazing views from the bedroom and bathroom. There is a private deck for reading in the heat of the day for private starlit meals.
Room ThreeRoom Three is a twin room located very close to the main mess and is wheelchair accessible. It is near Room Four and together they make a good combination for a family. There is a secluded veranda in the shade of a fig tree for private meals and relaxing in the heat of the day.
Room FourRoom four is a double room located below the main lodge, near Room Three and the pool. This room is designed around a large rock, with a private outside veranda and a bathroom down a set of stairs.
Room FiveRoom Five has two large single beds has wonderful sunrise views and a large en-suite bathroom.
Room SixRoom Six is the double room and has its own private sundeck. It has a children’s room downstairs, suitable for those under the age of twelve. Room six and the children’s room share shares a large bathroom with bathtub and shower.
Room SevenRoom Seven is a twin room located upstairs with an en-suite bathroom and unobstructed views of the Hyena Valley Dam.
Room EightRoom Eight is a double room. It is the most spacious at Borana Lodge, with a large bathroom that overlooks the private plunge pool.



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