Lengishu is a stunning exclusive-use family home on the pioneering Borana Conservancy in Northern Kenya. For varied adventures including tracking rhino on foot – Lengishu has it all! Perched on a ridge with views across the Laikipia plains and deep into the Northern Frontier, Lengishu is made up of a main house, pool house and four separate cottages, creating a superb private retreat for up to 12 people.
Lengishu is built entirely of sustainable materials. The stones have been excavated from the site itself, sourced when the foundations were laid. The wooden beams and panels are made of teak and gum poles from Kenya, the walls are rammed earth and the floors are stone and wood. This unique family home was built to blend into its surroundings. The main house is central to the design with a large entrance hall leading to a study and a vaulted sitting and dining room which is warmed by two large fireplaces with glorious views. A covered veranda with a pizza oven allows for outdoor lunch or evening entertaining. An art room with floor to ceiling windows and inspirational views is nestled below.
All Lengishu’s guest bedrooms have bird names; Fish Eagle and Goshawk stand away from the main house with a further two family cottages set into the hillside below. Each are beautifully appointed and have breath taking panoramas. The same is true of the large U-shaped pool, which is surrounded by a lunch pavilion, a gym and a games room with a sundowner bar.
Guests at Lengishu have the freedom to choose their own itinerary and are not bound by the constraints of other safari lodges. Activities are in abundance and fully flexible, including private game drives both on land and by air, mountain biking and horse riding through the conservancy, as well as the rare opportunity to help with the conservation efforts by helping to track rhino on foot.
Both Lengishu and Borana Conservancy have sustainability at front of mind – Lengishu is built with locally sourced materials, expertly crafted by local artisans. All the conservation fees paid by Lengishu’s guests are invested into the sustainable conservation of land and wildlife notably the endangered black rhino and its habitat. This is something every guest of Lengishu can learn about – how Borana Conservancy supports the conservation of wildlife, empowers the local community and how every stay makes a difference.