Lengishu is an exclusive use family home at the heart of the Borana Conservancy in Northern Kenya, the country’s newest and most successful rhino sanctuary. Offering accommodation for up to 12 guests, Lengishu combines a leading wildlife destination with a sustainable ethos and locally sourced and inspired design.
Lengishu is nestled into a ridge offering stunning views across the Laikipia plains and blends seamlessly into its surroundings, thanks to its sustainably sourced design. Stone for the floors and design features were excavated from the site itself, earth from the site clads the walls and the exposed teak timberwork and gum poles were all sourced locally. The interiors are tastefully decorated in neutral tones with splashes of red in a nod to the owner’s Scottish heritage and that of their new neighbours; the Maasai community.
The fantastic game viewing draws guests here but it is also the variety of activities on offer that appeals. Being on a private conservancy affords guests far more flexibility and choice to either stay at home or go further afield. Activities include traditional game drives, mountain biking, fishing on Mt Kenya, horse riding, scenic helicopter flights and quad biking. Guests can also be part of valuable conservation work by joining anti-poaching units who track rhino on foot at dawn.