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Guests staying at Laragai House in the early part of 2019 were lucky to witness three new rhino calves who had been born on Borana Conservancy in the first eight weeks of the year.
Borana Conservancy lies at the foot of Mount Kenya, just 26km (16 miles) from the equator and 1 980m (6 500 feet) above sea level. It is located within the vast area of the Ewaso ecosystem on the Laikipia Plateau, with a view of the snow-capped peaks and the glaciers of Mount Kenya to the south, and a panorama of mountains and desert to the north.
Laikipia is an area of exceptional beauty. It enjoys some of Kenya’s most prolific wildlife, as well as the highest populations of endangered species in Kenya. This area is home to more than 50 indigenous tree families, and more than 300 bird species.
The Borana Conservancy is the non-profit conservation organisation dedicated to the sustainable conservation of critical habitat and wildlife. The mission of this conservancy is to provide a sustainable ecosystem in partnership with its neighbours and community, for critically endangered species on the brink of extinction. This holistic approach commits Borana tourism, ranching and other enterprise to building local livelihoods and enhancing ecosystem integrity. Borana has received numerous awards, including the Ecotourism Kenya Award for best conservancy.
Guests staying at Laragai House can enjoy seeing the conservancy and its wildlife in a number of ways – by safari vehicle, on foot, on horseback or even on a Stand Up Paddleboard!