Borana Wildlife Conservancy
Conservation, Community & idyllic setting for any African experience
With the snow-tipped peaks and glaciers of Mount Kenya to the south and a panorama of mountains and desert to the north, Borana provides an idyllic setting for any African experience. Come to Borana and draw on the Dyer’s knowledge of this magical land to create the ultimate safari experience, or just relax in the harmonious comfort of Borana Lodge. Come and experience safari in Kenya and let us be the ones to turn your dreams into reality on an exciting wildlife safari. "We are dedicated to the sustainable conservation of land and wildlife. Our holistic approach commits tourism, ranching and other enterprise to building local livelihoods and enhancing ecosystem integrity." ~ Michael & Nicky Dyer ~
How it all Began
Borana has been in the Dyer family for three generations. Originally a cattle and sheep ranch, Michael Dyer, the grandson of Will Powys the original owner, alarmed by the dramatic decline of wildlife habitat, made wildlife its primary focus in 1992.
Abundant in plains game, elephant and predators, with unmatched diversity of scenery, the concept was built around the now-renowned Borana lodge built in 1992, as a way to generate revenue through and, most importantly, for wildlife.
Borana acknowledges that wildlife has to hold a value for the local people if it isto continue to exist. Borana and neighbouring Lewa Wildlife Conservancy pioneered sustainable community conservation in Laikipia.
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Visiting & Activities at Borana Wildlife Conservancy
Borana offers some of the most thrilling, authentic and unique ways to encounter Kenya’s wildlife and wilderness thanks to our conservation efforts. The conservancy strives to retain this land as pristine wilderness that guests are able to enjoy first hand, be it walking through the bush, riding on ranch horses or mountain bikes, driving in the open-top safari vehicles, or lounging at the infinity pool and enjoying the view. Since Borana is a private property, there is guaranteed exclusivity, making every aspect of the safari experience personal, peaceful and uninterrupted - giving guests the rare opportunity to be totally immersed in nature. But don't let us hold you back - you can always go fishing, rock climbing or even paragliding, make the suggestion and we will try to make it happen.
Organise a one-off Experience. The African panorama is never more breathtaking or exciting than when viewed from the air
Borana is a spectacular environment in which to mountain bike and get close to the varied game.
Borana has horses to suit all abilities many of which have been trained for children and novice riders.
Buggies & Quad Bike Safaris
Go on a day trip into the North on buggies and quad bikes with Jay and Amory Macleod. Driving on tiny tracks, unusable by conventional vehicles; visit ‘singing wells’, have a picnic by a remote riverbed with seasonal pools or just cover miles of country feeling like the genuine intrepid explorer. Returning to a comfy bed in the evening at the lodge or staying out under a mossie-net in the bush, listening to the sounds of an African night.