Lengishu is an exclusive-use family home offering unparalleled luxury accommodation in Laikipia at the heart of Kenya’s 32,000 acre Borana Conservancy, one of the country’s most successful rhino sanctuaries.Six beautifully appointed bedrooms within four cottages, which are all located away from the main house. All rooms face East over the valley below, offering spectacular sunrise views.
Why stay in a luxury safari lodge at the heart of Borana Conservancy- in Kenya when you can enjoy the privacy and flexibility of an exclusive family home – with friendly staff to cater for your every need.
Borana Conservancy is found on the foothills of Mt Kenya, a few miles north of the equator. It is one of Kenya’s most successfull rhino conservation areas home to The Big Five and more.
In 2013, Borana introduced 21 black rhino from Lake Nakuru National Park and the neighbouring Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. Lewa and Borana cooperate closely on all conservation matters and have now dropped the adjoining fences between the two conservancies. This contiguous landscape now boasts 106 black and 98 white rhino, making it arguably one of the best places in Kenya to see rhino.
Whilst a draw for many visitors, rhino are not the only big game you will find on the conservancy. All of the Big Five can be seen here. Borana Conservancy is also one of the best places for birdwatching in East Africa with close to 300 species of
Lengishu features six beautifully appointed bedrooms within four cottages, which are all located away from the main house. All rooms face East over the valley below, offering spectacular sunrise views
Fish Eagle is the master bedroom in its own stand alone cottage and closest to the main house. A large and characterful double room complete with its own sitting room, open fireplace, en-suite bathroom with rain shower and freestanding copper bathtub as well as floor to ceiling windows leading out onto a sweeping terrace, perfect for couples
Upper Cottage has two double bedrooms leading from a shared sitting room. As it is close to the main house it is perfect for those travelling with children and teenagers
Lower Cottage has two double bedrooms leading off from a shared sitting room. It is the furthest down the hill, offering privacy and unobstructed views of the valley below
Fish Eagle and Goshawk are standalone cottages, perfect for couples. The Upper and Lower Cottages work equally well for guests travelling with young children or two couples on safari together, with the bedrooms leading off the shared sitting room that is found at the centre of the unit.
All bedrooms are specious with an open, uncluttered design and have en-suite bathrooms with rain showers and freestanding copper bathtubs. Floor to ceiling windows open on to the views beyond, making the most of the spectacular setting and allowing for bathtub game viewing. Whilst guests are encouraged to enjoy the conservancy, Lengishu has a wide range of activities for those wanting to stay at home.
Unforgettable adventures:-Our guests are invited to do as much or as little as they please. Whether you’re looking for an action-packed itinerary or a gentle safari experience, Lengishu is a peaceful home base for action and relaxation
Enjoy unforgettable game drives across the spectacular Borana Conservancy in Lengishu’s custom designed, four-wheel drive vehicles that guarantee comfort and exceptional game viewing. As Borana is a private conservation area exclusivity is guaranteed meaning game drives are personal, peaceful and uninterrupted.
Guests will be driven by Head Guide Nissa and or a member of his team, the best time to view wildlife is in the mornings or afternoons and Big 5 game viewing is great year round. Night game drives can be arranged and will give guests the opportunity to meet nocturnal birds and animals such as Porcupines, Honey Badgers and Leopards.
Guided bush walks give guests the opportunity to appreciate the smaller aspects of this ecosystem as well as the opportunity to encounter wildlife from a different perspective. Our extremely knowledgeable and experienced rangers can teach guests about the plants as well as the smaller creatures which live around Lengishu.
Enjoy a two hour bush walk to the original Pride Rock, where Disney’s Lion King took their inspiration. This beautiful rock formation is found at the centre of the conservancy, with spectacular views deep into the Northern Frontier.
Lengishu has a range of mountain bikes and for those guests seeking adventure. The hills and valleys provide perfect terrain for adrenaline-fuelled riding. This isn’t for the faint hearted as hill climbs can be long and steep, but bikes give guests the opportunity to travel long distances at their own pace surrounded by nature.
e-Bikes use a battery to help you pedal making uphill climbs seem effortless. You can get as much or as little ‘assistance’ from the battery as you like, a truly exhilarating way to see and experience Borana Conservancy. Hiring e-Bikes is an additional cost. This activity is run by Wild Rides, an e-Bike touring company operating out of the Borana Conservancy. Please speak to our reservations team if you’re interested.
Not many experiences are more memorable, or quite as Kenyan as breakfast in the bush at one of Lengishus’ chosen spots. A set table will welcome you after your mornings activity, and breakfast will be cooked in front of you by Head Chef Sam and his team
With several unique lunch spots available, the most wild is a picnic lunch alongside the Ngare Ndare River. Lengishu’s team will create a beautiful lunch set-up, with food prepared and cooked by Head Chef Sam, and drinks served as guests relax by the sound of running, river water. This scenic spot lends itself nicely to a post lunch snooze too.
Lengishu has several spectacular spots for Sundowners, including Pride Rock and a new area which was built in 2022. Guests can walk to this new space from the house and it’s large enough for Barman Martin also known as ‘the Liquid Chef’ to create his pop-up bar meaning the drinks menu is endless. Martin loves making cordials from botanical plants that grow around Lengishu and creating his own cocktails!
Lengishu encourages guests to help with conservation and one way is to join the team of rangers who track both black and white rhino. The team set out every morning to find and account for each rhino on the conservancy. You will learn how to track rhino, how to identify each individual and how to safely move through the bush on foot. This unique experience which gives a true behind the scenes insight into how the conservancy keeps rhino safe.
Borana is home to stables which can cater to all riding abilities and offers some of the best riding experiences in Kenya, with majestic views towards Mount Kenya. The horses are mostly home-bred thoroughbred crosses which are sure footed and comfortable with wildlife. From the stables guests can meander across the plains among Giraffes, Zebra and various Antelope. This activity is supplied by Riding Wild Borana, located at the Borana Conservancy head quarters.
For guests who wish to maintain their fitness routine during their safari holiday, Lengishu’s gym is well equipped with a cross trainer, exercise bike, treadmill and free standing weights. Yoga and exercise mats are also available
The Home experienced in-house masseuse offers a range of rejuvenating massages and treatments to soothe sore muscles after intrepid days in the bush.
|Exclusive Use up to six guests
|Each additional adult
|Each additional child
All prices in USD
Includes:Full board accommodation across six suites AMREF flying doctors cover,Local airstrip transfers (Borana Conservancy & Lewa Downs) All Borana Conservancy based activities,Tracking black and white rhino on foot In-house masseuse,Selected cellar wines, spirits, beers and soft drinks
Excludes: Conservation fees Gratuities,Activities beyond Borana Conservancy:Any outsourced activities including horse riding, helicopter excursions, visits to the Ngare Ndare Forest, visits to Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and fly camping
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