Borana Lodge has 8 guest rooms – 4 unique cottages and two family cottages all decorated in unaffected but comfortable up-country style. The lodge was built entirely from local materials by the family and craftsmen from the local community. Family-friendly yet also a romantic setting for honeymooners. A wide range of activities for traditional safari goers as well as intrepid travellers. Small and exclusive you are encouraged to treat Borana as your home.
Eight cottages – four individual and two designed for families, so the two rooms are enclosed within the same buildings, with spacious communal living areas.
Small and exclusive you are encouraged to treat Borana as your home.
A wide range of activities for traditional safari goers as well as intrepid travellers. Find out more!
FRESH ORGANIC FARM FOOD
Food at Borana is where possible locally sourced, organically grown from our own farms and those of our neighbours. Our chefs have great fun preparing delicious and healthy cuisine to suit any palette and for all dietary requirements and ages. Our meals are served in the lodge, in the bush, or in a treehouse.
In everything we do, we try to plan ahead for future generations taking into account the livestock, landscape, water, wildlife, surrounding communities and the eco-system as a whole. So that we leave this corner of the world better than we found it.
We don’t believe in feeding grains to our cattle. They evolved eating grass so we make sure they get fresh green grass every day and fresh cut alfalfa every evening. This enables us to produce highly nutritious and extremely tasty beef.
ORGANIC FRUIT & VEG GARDEN
Creating and sustaining a fully ‘beyond organic’ fruit and veg garden This enables us to produce the bulk of the fresh produce for Borana Lodge and Conservancy, whilst maintaining the idea of ‘farm to fork’.
We have changed the layout of the farm to follow the natural contours of the land. This has enabled us to put in 5km of Swales (Perfectly level ditches on contour) through the farm with a further 10km planned for this year. This allows us to slow and spread any and all rain that falls, on the farm, and sink into the ground recharging our water table.
We look at our chickens as more than just egg laying machines. We know they love pecking and scratching so we provide them with the environment to peck and scratch to their hearts content. At the same time they help us in a multitude of ways in our garden meaning they can work as hard for us as we do them.
Pastured Dairy – We provide fresh milk and cream for our lodge on a daily basis, straight from our pedigree Jersey cows.
We are beginning to educate the surrounding communities on this environmentally friendly and ecologically based farming method. We don’t want our land to be exploited and degraded; we want it to regenerate in health and biodiversity.
Farm Tours - We love showing people what we do, and how and why we do it. Come down for a tour and a fresh picked feast by the river.
Borana Ranch home to the inspiration for Disney’s Pride Rock.
Relax and unwind after the day’s excitement with one of our signature Borana Spa treatments. Designed specifically to soothe, refresh and revitalise you after the day’s adventures. Our therapists work with you to ease tired muscles, repair damaged nails, and pamper the skin after a day out in the bush.
Chose from our 30/60 minute massages, reflexology treatments, manicures, pedicures, and facials.
A relaxing and soothing beauty treatment for the hands, where the nails are analysed and treated for their specific type and condition. Hands are exfoliated and massaged leaving the hands looking beautifully smooth and elegant. The cuticles are cared for, the nail shape is perfected and colour is applied for the perfect finish.
Treatment time 30 minutes
An intensive cleansing and nourishing facial, which includes a half hour face, neck and shoulder massage. The perfect way to revitalise and cleanse the skin after a dusty day on safari.
Treatment time 45 minutes
Soothe your soul through your soles. Reflexology is a type of massage that uses specific trigger points on the feet and legs to stimulate and heal other parts of the body. A half hour treatment will leave you feeling refreshed and revitalised and ready to tackle another day in the bush.
Treatment time 30 minutes
A truly restorative and nourishing treat for the feet, combining a relaxing soak, with a circulatory boosting exfoliation and a tension releasing foot and leg massage. Nails will be treated, shaped and polished to leave your feet looking soft, smooth and rejuvenated.
Treatment time 45 minutes
Cinnabar Green is a natural cosmetics company based in Laikipia, Kenya. After several years of growing organically certified medicinal herbs and producing essential oils for export we saw the need for a range of locally produced, environmentally responsible, body products. 12 years on our range has grown but the underlying desire to be responsible to our planet and kind to its people and animals remains at the heart of our business.