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Our History

Laragai House is surrounded by green, lush gardens, panoramic views, and a big thatched roof framed by palm trees.

The house was built in 1993 by two brothers Lord Michael and Lord Valentine Cecil as a home away from home. The intention was to build a country retreat where the brothers could escape from the cold English winters, invite their friends and enjoy spending time together. With high ceilings, big fireplaces and an expansive drawing room, the house would not look out of place in the English countryside.

The house itself was built by Andy Roberts, a longtime friend of Borana Conservancy who was passionate to bring the brothers’ vision to life. Andy and his wife Caragh, lived in what can only be described as a shed on the site for nearly three years while the house was being built. Both their children were born during this time and lived in the shed for the first years of their life. Andy remembers having to put up double strength wire across the windows to protect their young children from the resident leopards.

Over the years, the house has been improved, renovated and expanded (with a new cottage recently finished in 2018, also built by Andy). In 2015, Laragai House was bought by the current owners, George and Lucilla Stephenson who to continue to make improvements on the house.





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Here at Laragai House we offer our guests a wide array of different activities to enjoy, from horse riding to helicopter trips.

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