Located at the foot of Mt Kenya at 6,500ft Borana Conservancy provides a unique and diverse habitat for a wide variety of wildlife. In 2013, a founding population of 21 Black Rhino were introduced. Once they were settled, Borana and Lewa Wildlife Conservancy were integrated to form one landscape; 92,000 acres of unspoilt wilderness. The largest contiguous black rhino habitat in East Africa.
Together with Lewa, we now host a thriving community of 87 Black Rhino and 79 White Rhino.
Borana Lodge is the original property on Borana Conservancy with eight thatched cottages each in built from local and sustainable resources in their own unique style.
Visiting Borana Lodge not only directly benefits local livelihoods and enhances ecosystem integrity, it also funds all core operating costs - all retained earnings from Borana Lodge are directly invested in conservation. This includes the recurrent training and support of over 100 wildlife rangers who protect and monitor over nine highly endangered species.
As well as being a conservation area, Borana is home to the largest permaculture projects in East Africa. Nestled on the eastern bank of the Ngare Ndare River sits Kabati Regenerative Farm, 440 acres of Riverine Forest, Acacia Savannah and a 100 acres of arable land. This farm provides the entire conservancy with fresh, organic, slow food which is not only good for one's health but also good for the soul.
Where we operate
- Bird Watching
- Flying Safaris
- Mobile Safaris
- Mountain Climbing
- Riding Safaris
- Safaris - Fixed Camp
- Walking Safaris
- Eco tourism
03 April 2019
Borana Lodge will be launching an exciting new activity in May, in time for the busy season. This is the only Farm to Table activity offered in Kenya, a truly immersive experience bridging the gap between shamba and fork. This exclusive lunch time activity is included in guest stays at Borana Lodge at no extra cost and is perfectly suited for the entire family. The menu is completely customisable to guest preferences and is a fantastic way to spend time in the heat if the day. For more information, photographs and for a full fact sheet please get in touch with Eloise Best.Read More
22 March 2019
Lengishu is the ultimate destination for the discerning traveler. Built entirely of sustainable materials, this unique family home was designed to blend into it’s surroundings of unspoilt African wilds. As the newest property on Borana Conservancy, Lengishu opened it's doors in January.Read More
30 January 2019
2018 was a fantastic year for rhinos between Borana Conservancy and Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. The Lewa-Borana Landscape is proud to report a total of 18 rhino births in 2018, supported by over five years of zero poaching. Borana Lodge is the only property on this landscape to commit all retained earnings from tourism to the sustainable conservation of land, wildlife and building local livelihoods in and around Borana Conservancy.Read More
12 December 2018
This unique family home, found at the heart of Borana Conservancy, is now available for exclusive bookings. Sleeping twelve in six bedrooms, Lengishu has been built entirely from sustainable materials. The house boasts a breathtaking infinity pool, an art room, a gym, large vaulted ceilings and a pétanque pitch.Read More
12 September 2018
Riding Wild Borana is extremely excited to announce the launch of our first set departure date, with an option to include the Kenyan Coast. The 7 night riding safari will take place from the 1st February 2019 and will combine fly camping and lodge stays across an ecosystem which is renowned for it's wildlife conservation.Read More
08 April 2018
Borana will be at We Are Africa 2018.We will be showcasing a new range of conservation based activities and itineraries out of Borana Lodge as well as introducing Lengishu Borana, a new and exclusive property on Borana Conservancy. Lengishu Borana sleeps twelve and will be opening in 2019.Please do get in touch for more details - firstname.lastname@example.orgRead More
19 March 2018
It has been a busy couple of months on the Lewa-Borana Landscape. In early February 20 rhino were darted in order to be ear notched and to have trackers implanted in their horns. Guests of Borana Lodge were invited along to take part in the activity, giving them an incredible opportunity to witness conservation in action.Read More
07 January 2018
As always, Borana's conservation efforts are at the heart of everything we do, and with six Black Rhino births this year we seem to be on the right track. Borana Lodge is the only lodge in the area which invests all profits into conservation. Without the ongoing support of our guests, and agents both past and future, this would not have been possible.Read More