Perched high on the hillside looking out over rolling hills and valleys of Kenya’s wildlife-rich Borana Conservancy, Lengishu is a place that inspires through its magnificent natural surroundings, and its sustainable approach to luxury in the wilderness. Sympathetically constructed from locally sourced materials that blend imperceptibly with the surrounding environment, its unique style reflects the heritage of the Kenyan artisans who constructed it.
Lengishu’s accommodation is spread across four cottages dotted around the hillside, offering an exclusive estate for parties of up to 12 adults. Its spaces are brought to life by exposed timber and intricately carved stone, with floor to ceiling windows flooding each with warm Kenyan sun and breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. You’ll also find private decks where you can get closer to nature, fireplaces for cooler nights and deep copper bathtubs, positioned to allow you to soak in the scenery while you bathe.
Lengishu’s dedicated staff cater to your every need, and include an in-house masseuse to help you reach new levels of relaxation. There are also diversions like billiards, a pool table, fully-equipped gym and private swimming pool to keep you occupied during you downtime between outdoor adventures. Out in the wilds, game drives and bush walks bring you close to Borana Conservancy’s impressive range of wildlife and game. Plentiful Big 5 sightings are possible here, including opportunities to view rhino whose numbers have flourished thanks to dedicated conservation efforts in the region.
THINGS TO DO AT THE PROPERTY:
Take in the sweeping views of the undulating hills and valleys from the heated infinity pool
Soothe tired limbs after a bush walk or mountain biking adventure with a restorative massage
Challenge your partner to a game of pétanque or billiards
Retreat to your private sundowner spot where you will be delivered ice-cold gin and tonics by the attentive staff
Dine on freshly prepared cuisine in the resplendent main house, or out under the stars on the verandah
Select from the bath menu for your indulgent evening soak
THINGS TO DO NEARBY:
Enjoy exhilarating game drives at the time of your choosing, seeking out the Big 5 as well as cheetahs, hyenas and Grévy’s zebra
Feast on one of Lengishu’s unforgettable bush breakfasts
Join the team of rangers who work on tracking black and white rhinos in the bush
Traverse the valleys and plains on a mountain biking expedition, or opt of an e-bike for less strenuous explorations
Take a bush walk to imposing Tower Rock, purported inspiration for Disney’s Lion King
Go riding on the plains, passing grazing zebra, antelope and giraffes
Set out on night game drives in search of porcupines, honey badgers, nocturnal birds and maybe even leopards
WHY WE LIKE IT:
Combining an authentic Kenyan safari experience with impressive eco credentials and all the comforts of a family home, Lengishu is an intoxicating blend of the wild and the indulgent.
Please note additional charges may apply. See Extras & Booking Notes section for details. 2024 prices are indicative only and subject to confirmation at time of enquiry.
Based on occupancy of up to 12 guests
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