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Spending time at Laragai House can be as relaxed or action fuelled as you like. For some rest and relaxation, spend the days gazing at the view, looking out for elephant at the nearby waterhole or enjoy a massage in the privacy of your own room. Other activities include day and night game drives, horseback riding for both experienced and novice riders, a nature walk, rhino tracking on foot with rangers or sundowners from a fabulous viewpoint.
Borana Conservancy holds the highest diversity of large mammal species of any ecosystem of its size in the world. It is home to many special species including elephant, black rhino, lion, Jackson’s hartebeest, reticulated giraffe, buffalo, leopard, striped hyena Grevy’s zebra and other endangered species. With over 350 species of birdlife to observe, this really is a paradise for keen birders.
Borana Conservancy employs over 100 male and female rangers to safe guard its black and white rhino. The ranger team are responsible to identify every rhino on a daily basis and we offer our guests the chance to experience what it is like to be a ranger. Head out early in the morning with the rangers and track rhino on foot and help protect and learn about this endangered species.
Kenya is where the first horseback safaris began in the 1970’s. Since then the interest and popularity has grown and Borana Conservancy is an established horse-riding destination. There are two stables on Borana Conservancy, Ngare Ndare Stables for beginners and children and the Borana Stables for more experienced riders. Guests can explore Borana and beyond, riding amongst a variety wildlife species which populate the conservancy.
Experience wildlife from a different perspective, take a stand up paddle-board out on the dam. A totally unique and very fun experience.
Borana Conservancy is a fantastic place to go on guided bush walks. The conservancy is home to the ‘Big Five’ although walking allows you to discover some of the smaller animals and the incredible birdlife. We recommend an early morning walk before breakfast when the temperatures are cooler and our highly experienced guides can teach the whole family about the local flora, fauna and wildlife.
The Ngare Ndare forest is a fantastic day out for any guest staying at Laragai House. Take a picnic lunch and experience the canopy walk way which crosses the tree tops at 40 feet above the ground. There is a platform at the end of the suspended walkway with a breathtaking view across a natural spring and into the forest. The Forest is also home to crystal clear blue pools whose source is from the glaciers on Mount Kenya. It is a great spot for swimming and picnics.
Borana Conservancy has its very own dam which is an ideal spot for the whole family to try their luck at fishing.
All the food at Laragai House is locally sourced, fresh and organic. Nestled on the eastern bank of the Ngare Ndare River is Waitabit Farm, which is home to the largest permaculture project in East Africa. It is located on 440 acres of riverine forest, Acacia savannah and a 100 acres of arable land. A tour of the farm is a great morning activity for the entire family.
Take an evening walk up to the original ‘Pride Rock’ from Disney’s film The Lion King and enjoy sundowners and canapés with panoramic views of the 32,000 acre private conservancy.
A helicopter ride is one of the best ways to experience Kenya’s breathtaking and diverse landscapes. View snow-capped mountain, deserts, volcanic lakes, lush tropical forests and open savannahs all in a day trip. Laragai House is extremely well placed to set off into the great north by helicopter, with the country’s most experienced pilots.
Indulge in a massage after a game drive or relax in the bath where you can view elephants and other large game or simply take in the expansive views of the conservancy.
It doesn’t get much better than traversing the Kipsing region on quad-bikes, explore vast areas of this expansive region whilst satisfying your sense of adventure. Quad biking and overnight fly camping can be arranged with prior notice so please let us know at the point of booking whether this is something you would like to include.