Sorry, no records were found. Please adjust your search criteria and try again.
Sorry, unable to load the Maps API.
Lengishu is an exclusive-use family home that offers 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. Set on a hilltop with breathtaking views of the savannah and the mountains, this elegant home features six stylish bedrooms, a spacious living area, a private gym, a swimming pool and a rooftop deck. Lengishu is more than just a place to stay; it’s a model of sustainability and conservation that supports local communities and protects wildlife.
Unique or special aspects
- Lengishu is the final property to be built on Borana Conservancy, opening its doors in May 2019. It is owned by the MacHale family, who visit regularly and give it a friendly and welcoming feel.
- Lengishu is home to over 300 species of birds, 50 species of mammals and countless plants and insects. You can spot iconic animals such as rhinos, elephants, lions, leopards and giraffes from your room or on guided tours.
- Lengishu offers a range of complimentary onsite experiences, such as day and night game drives, bush walks, mountain biking, e-biking, bush breakfasts and pride rock visits. You can also book optional excursions, such as horse riding, camel trekking, fishing and helicopter flights.
- Lengishu has its own organic garden, where it grows fruits, vegetables and herbs for its kitchen. The home also sources most of its ingredients from local producers and hosts cooking classes for guests.
Lengishu is located in the Laikipia region, about 200 km north of Nairobi. The home is surrounded by a pristine wilderness that merges with the snow-capped peaks of Mount Kenya. The area is rich in natural and cultural attractions, such as the Borana Conservancy, the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and the Samburu National Reserve.
Lengishu blends seamlessly with its natural environment, using local materials and design elements. The home is perched on a ridge overlooking the forest canopy and the plains. It features hardwood floors, high ceilings, king-size beds with organic cotton linens, spacious bathrooms with solar-heated showers and outdoor decks with plunge pools and fire pits. The living area has a cozy fireplace, a dining table, a bar and a library. The rooftop deck has a lounge area, a dining table and a fire pit.
Lengishu is committed to sustainability in every aspect of its operation. The home uses renewable energy sources, such as solar panels and biodiesel generators. It also reduces its water consumption, recycles its waste, composts its organic matter and avoids plastic packaging. The home supports various conservation projects, such as reforestation, wildlife monitoring, carbon offsetting and environmental education. The home also employs local staff, purchases from local suppliers and donates to local schools and health centers.
Lengishu offers six rooms in two categories: family rooms and double rooms. The family rooms are located in two separate buildings and have two bedrooms each with en-suite bathrooms. The double rooms are located in the main building and have one bedroom each with en-suite bathrooms. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms with organic toiletries, flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and minibars.
Lengishu is an ideal base for exploring the Laikipia region, which is known for its scenic landscapes, cultural heritage and adventure opportunities. You can visit the nearby towns of Nanyuki or Isiolo, where you can find shops, restaurants and bars. You can also enjoy nature activities such as hiking, biking, canoeing and birdwatching in the Borana Conservancy or the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. If you want to venture further afield, you can take a flight or a drive to Samburu National Reserve or Mount Kenya National Park.
Lengishu is easily accessible by plane or car. If you’re flying from Nairobi, you can take a domestic flight to Lewa Downs airstrip (45 minutes) and then take a taxi or a shuttle bus to Lengishu (30 minutes). If you’re driving from Nairobi, you can take the A2 road to Nanyuki (3 hours) and then take the C77 road to Borana Conservancy (1 hour). Then follow the signs to Lengishu.
- Ecosystem preservation
- Private pool
- Up to 2
- Up to 4
- Up to 8
- Over 8