The heart of Borana Conservancy
Borana Lodge is found at the heart of Borana Conservancy, perched on a hillside guaranteeing privacy from each cottage. The Lodge and cottages all have exceptional unobstructed views of Borana Conservancy and beyond.
The Lodge is designed around the main house which is where guests and guides gather for drinks and dinner in the evenings. Created out of locally sourced materials, the main house has a vaulted thatched roof and a large rose-wood bar. With two large fireplaces, the bar is the perfect place to enjoy one of our signature cocktails and reminisce on the day’s adventures.
The Borana Lodge pool is found nestled into our indigenous gardens, next to the lunch pavilion. With a pool bar and exotic bird life, it is perfect for lounging away in the heat of the day, keeping an eye on the hillside for wildlife traversing the valley below.
At the bottom of the hill, within the Lodge grounds, you will find a secluded hide overlooking a bustling water trough with a salt lick and the Hyena Valley Dam. Here guests can spy on wildlife at ankle level, up close and undisturbed, complete with a picnic hamper of snacks and refreshing drinks.
The Hide is also where we set up our infamous bush dinners. With a live cooking experience designed around a Swahili menu, dinner at the hide is a memorable experience under a blanket of stars.
We try to include a Hide Dinner or bush breakfast experience for all guests but this is dependent on wind and weather.
The Borana Lodge menus have been carefully designed to source all produce locally, with the majority coming from Waitbit Farm. This is an organic permaculture project found between Lewa and Borana Conservancies on the banks of the Ngare Ndare River.
Waitabit Farm tours are a wonderful activity for guests of all ages, giving an insight into the trials and tribulations of running an organic farm in between two successful wildlife conservation areas.
Borana Conservancy aims to become carbon neutral over the next three years and Borana Lodge has made substantial steps in this direction. The Conservancy has an energy management plan with time-bound targets in place and our carbon footprint is measured to help guide us with future targets and to monitor our energy usage.
This is complemented by a comprehensive recycling center at the Borana Conservancy HQ which allows for Borana Lodge to responsibly sort all waste and substantially reduce landfill, ensuring that we provide a truly sustainable safari offering.
Each cottage is built out of rock and cedar with a thatched roof. They all have open fireplaces, lit each evening with a basket of sustainably sourced firewood nearby along with verandas with breathtaking views. The bathrooms are spacious and have both baths and showers which look out over the wilds of Africa.Explore More
Borana has an in-house masseuse and beauty therapist who will work to help you relax and unwind after the day’s adventure. There are a variety of treatments designed specifically to soothe, refresh and revitalise you after a day in the bush. These use organic and natural products which are locally sourced and developed by Cinnebar Green.Explore More
Borana Lodge offers some of the most thrilling, authentic and unique ways to encounter Kenya’s wildlife and wilderness thanks to our conservation efforts. The Borana Conservancy strives to retain this land as a pristine wilderness that guests are able to enjoy first-hand.Explore More