About us

The heart of Borana Conservancy

Our History

Borana Lodge was built entirely with sustainable materials by local craftsmen and was one of the original eco-lodges in Northern Kenya. We welcomed our first guests in 1993 and have had sustainability and adventure at heart ever since.

Borana Lodge 2022
Borana Lodge 2002
The hill side before the Lodge was built

The Lodge

The Lodge was established in 1993 as one of the original small eco-lodges in East Africa. It has since been the prime economic driver that has enabled Borana Conservancy to secure vital habitat for endangered species.

At a time in our history when Rhino poaching was at its worst and sanctuaries were closing, we committed additional secure habitat for Rhino and to underwrite all core conservation costs long into the future.

In 2007, the Dyer family, who founded Borana Lodge, made a conscious and important decision to commit all retained earnings from the commercial activities on Borana Conservancy to supporting the increased costs of conservation.

The Landscape

Borana is located at the foot of Mt Kenya just North of the equator, resting on the Laikipia Plateau. The Conservancy is nestled between an arid landscape to the north and ancient indigenous forests to the south. This 32,000-acre conservation area is home to both Black and White Rhino along with elephant, lion, cheetah, leopard, reticulated giraffe and a wide variety of other endangered species. We are dedicated to the sustainable and regenerative conservation of wildlife, habitat and building local livelihoods.


Our ethos is All For Conservation, which means that Borana Lodge commits all retained earnings to underwriting the core operational costs of Borana Conservancy  long into the future.

By staying at Borana Lodge you are making a direct contribution to conservation, allowing us to continue on our truly sustainable journey, committing all efforts to securing conservation integrity.

We are proud members of The Long Run and have been a GER® accredited property since 2019.

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