Borana is not just a game sanctuary it is also a working ranch. Borana Ranch has more than 2000 head of cattle. The cattle are kept for beef production, but we also have our own dairy herd for ranch consumption. The cattle are primarily of the 'Boran' breed, which has a good ability to withstand droughts and pests.
Many guests appreciate the opportunity to get a first-hand experience of a working African ranch and rate the experience as interesting as our game safaris.
Michael Dyer – who runs the ranch – is happy to take guests on his rounds. He shows guests the challenge of ranching in these hostile conditions – elephants in the vegetable patch, lions in the cattle bomas, flood, drought, famine.
After a day on the ranch guests truly understand why Borana is the place where cattle sleep with one eye open!
"Delightful hosts, exquisite meals, incredible service, wonderful game drives, fabulous views. We loved every minute! Thank you for making our trip to Kenya so special."Becky and Danny Abel, August 2009
"What an incredible place. The beauty is everywhere. A lot of fun with riding, biking, swimming, eating and visiting. This is a treasure that we will keep with us always."Anonymous, August 2009
"What an absolutely enchanting piece of paradise. Thank you for a wonderful time. The sunrise today was the loveliest ever. We'll be back for more of this heaven."Andrew and Selina Gellert, October 2009
"An incredible place only made better by the fabulous hospitality and second-to-none surroundings. Thank you very much."Thomas Cackett, October 2009
"Thanks guys - it was an awesome experience. Thank you for making us feel so at home in Africa!"Greg Moore, December 2009