In February we welcomed guests from House & Garden and Travel + Leisure to stay for a few days and to experience Lengishu and the conservancy first hand.
They flew overnight landing into Nairobi at first light. A quick transfer over to Nairobi Wilson Airport they were greeted by the lovely East African Air Charters team who organised a transfer flight direct to Borana Conservancy. From here the Lengishu team whisked them back to the house, with a quick game drive on route, to settle in, unpack and relax. Following breakfast on the terrace they indulged in massages – much needed after a long haul flight. The day was then spent lounging by the pool, lunching whilst watching the elephants in the nearby waterhole and taking a walk to the nearby Pride Rock followed by a game drive with sundowners.
Day two began with a game drive where multiple rhinos were spotted, young lions were dozing in the morning sun and the endangered Grevy’s zebra came to say hello. By lunchtime our guests were enjoying a picnic lunch by the Ngare Ndare river surrounded by nature, watching baboons playing on the rocks.
The evening was spent around a fire enjoying sundowners in Lengishu’s very own sundowner spot which offers views for miles reaching out to neighbouring Lewa Conservancy.
The third and final day started with a special rhino tracking activity – shadowing the conservancy rangers who track and account for all rhinos each morning. Our guests learnt how to track rhino, how to identify each individual and how to safely move through the bush on foot. This unique experience gave our guests a true behind the scenes insight into how the conservancy keeps rhino safe. Efforts were rewarded with a delicious bush breakfast by the Lengishu team, all set up under the shade of a giant Euphorbia. Coffees and eggs were devoured before being shown round the Mazingira Yetu Centre – a place encouraging schools to learn and be aware of their inheritance of Kenya’s wildlife, raising awareness for the next generation in a grass roots way.
A quick lunch back at base before being picked up by East African Air Charters once again for the return leg to Nairobi. It was an absolute pleasure to host and we are looking forward to hosting our next trip.