The magnificent Borana Lodge is bordered by the snow-tipped peaks and glaciers of Mt Kenya to the south, and the panoramic mountains and desert to the north. Featuring eight guest rooms of four cottages and two family cottages, beautiful cedar-and-stone thatched accommodation includes en-suite bathrooms, open fireplaces and private verandas boasting exceptional views of the plains below. Room 1 is ideal for honeymooners and is very private, Room 2 has stunning views and two comfortable single beds, Room 3 is wheelchair friendly and can be combined with Room 4 for a family getaway. Rooms 5 and 6 offer a colourful children’s room downstairs for the little ones, and Room 7 and 8 offer two twin beds and a double bed, spacious bathroom and a refreshing private plunge pool. Sharing a sitting and dining room this is an ideal spot for guests travelling with teenage children and friends.
The earthy lodge prides itself on its superb, wholesome fare — the chefs insist on growing their own vegetables, baking homemade breads and fresh pasta. A private orchard supplies juicy fruits for the delicious freshly-squeezed juices.
A spacious sitting room provides guests with an idyllic spot to relax — comfortable sofas and armchairs are dotted around a huge open fireplace, a great place to play board games. The pool veranda overlooking the Hyena Valley Dam is a favourite place for a long, leisurely lunch, whilst the infinity pool is a great place to make a splash. Adventures include morning and evening game drives, horseback safaris and tracking rhino on foot – great fun for the whole family.
What we love about Borana Lodge
- Head to the safari shop for a spot of retail therapy — return home with African sculptures and paintings, beautiful beadwork, handcrafted jewellery and exquisite trinkets
- Explore your pristine surroundings with the local guides, who are incredibly knowledgeable about the area and its resident wildlife
- Be enchanted by the breathtaking vistas — enjoy sweeping views of the occasional snow and permanent small glaciers on Mt Kenya, which makes a stunning contrast to the huge panorama of mountains and desert to the North