Getting to Lengishu
Private charter flights are recommended and are available from across East Africa to the Borana Conservancy Airstrip, a 15min game-drive to Lengishu.
Daily scheduled flights are available from Nairobi Wilson to Lewa Downs, a 1h30min game-drive to Lengishu.
Road transfers can be arranged, Lengishu is a 5hr drive from Nairobi.
Lengishu is at an altitude of 7,000 feet and situated just North of the equator, this leads to hot, sunny days and cool, sometimes windy nights.
We recommend packing a fleece or warm jumper as well as a lightweight, windproof jacket. Cotton or linen is best for the warm days, muted colours are best for game viewing.
At this high altitude good sun cream, sunglasses and a wide brimmed hat are recommended. The sun can be very strong.
A good pair of walking shoes is suggested, the ground around Lengishu is uneven and many of our guests take part in guided bush walks on the Conservancy.
Lengishu has a fantastic swimming pool so do not forget your swimmers!
A daily laundry service is included.
There are two rainy seasons in Northern Kenya; the long rains run through November and the short rains run throughout April and May. May is lovely time of year to visit – short showers in the morning make for exceptionally clear views and dramatic sunsets.
Length of stay
We recommend a minimum of five nights in order to make the most of your time at Lengishu. With a wide variety of activities available it would be best to spend around seven nights with us.
Mosquitoes and insects
Due to the high altitude, Lengishu and Borana Conservancy are malaria free. This makes it a fantastic destination for young families as there is no need to take anti-malaria medication. Lengishu therefore does not need mosquito nets.
As with anywhere in the world, insects find their way into various places. Our staff are very understanding and will happily assist with anything which could make your stay more comfortable.
Dining and drinking
The chefs at Lengishu are well trained in a selection of worldwide cuisine. There is a strong Farm to Fork ethos, with the majority of ingredients being sourced from an organic farm within Borana Conservancy.
Lengishu is proud to offer high quality drinks, if you would like anything in particular please let us know in advance.
The tap water at Lengishu is completely safe to drink, it is filtered and bottled in house.
There is wifi across Lengishu. The local telephone service providers are Airtel and Safaricom, both of which have good service.
Smart TVs in the bedrooms are connected to Netflix. DSVT, the local satellite TV provider, is connected in the study.
Lengishu's electricity is provided from our 74 KW solar farm, powered with 28 solar modules. This allows for 240V power to be available 24 hours a day, with any excess energy stored in 72 deep cycle batteries for use at night.
Hot water is heated by a solar system. The pool is heated and pumped by additional solar panels.
Hairdryers are provided and are low wattage so as not to interfere with the solar system.
As Borana is a private conservancy there are a wide range of activities which would not be possible in national parks. This includes night game drives, dinners under the stars, horse riding, mountain biking and walking.
Tips and gratuities
Lengishu recommends $5 USD for your guide per person per day and $15 for the house staff per person per day. These can be paid by cash or card on departure. This is only a guideline and tips are very much at your discretion.