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Some destinations simply touch your heart like no other. Playing our part in supporting rhino conservation on Borana Conservancy is a dream come true, born of an enduring passion for Kenya, its wildlife and its amazing people.
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Lengishu was born out of a love affair with Africa

Our family’s love of Kenya began over 40 years ago during Minnie’s life-changing four-year stay in Nairobi, from which we gained a number of deep and lasting friendships, together with an appreciation of the beauty of this country and the friendliness of its people. As a result, we embarked on our first family safari holiday in Kenya some 20 years ago.

This was followed by three of our children volunteering to work and teach in different schools across the country before they went to university. Frequent visits to Kenya ensued, and learning that the Dyer family were looking for one last shareholder to help support their vision for conservation in Laikipia was too good an opportunity to miss. Now, some five years later, Lengishu is built and has become our home in Kenya. The primary focus was to make as little impact on the surroundings as possible by using sustainable and local building materials.

Our vision was to create an authentic Kenyan home, all the while providing the upmost in luxury and style. In addition to the dream of having this wonderful home for our family in the midst of Africa’s most inspiring wildlife reserve, we wanted to open our home to like-minded guests with a passion to experience and support rhino conservation on Borana Conservancy.

We are delighted to offer a truly sustainable safari experience at Lengishu House and its surrounding community as an exciting alternative to the usual high end safari lodges in Kenya. With Lengishu as a luxurious base for unforgettable wildlife experiences, we are able to create magical adventures for our guests which will help to change the region’s fortunes for the better.

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Meet the team

Home is where the heart is and our heart is kept beating by our wonderful team. Without our fabulous network of people we wouldn’t be where we are today. From our caring housekeepers to our green fingered gardeners - these are the people that make Lengishu tick. Whilst the pride of lions roam Borana conservancy, our pride is with our people.

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What makes Lengishu different

Lengishu is located at the heart of Borana Conservancy, one of East Africa’s largest continuous rhino habitats and here is what makes Lengishu different:

From total relaxation, to unbelievable action

Due to Lengishu being on a private conservation area, it allows guests much more flexibility with their itineraries: bush breakfasts, lunches and dinners are available along with mountain biking, horse riding, farm tours and days on the Ngare Ndare River.

Experience sustainable, private luxury

Lengishu is run with a fully sustainable ethos: plastic free, grey water recycling system, state of the art solar system, in-house water purifier and bottling plant and natural eco-friendly cleaning products used throughout.

Behind the scenes of conservation

Lengishu offers unique ‘behind the scenes of conservation’ activities on Borana Conservancy. These include tracking rhino at first light and accompanying members of the armed anti-poaching team on their evening deployments.

Departures Magazine
Lengishu is one of the most luxurious and environmentally conscious destinations in Kenya.

-Departures Magazine

ES Magazine
Recall The Lion King’s Pride Rock, teeming with wildlife? Kenya’s Borana reserve is just like it.

-ES Magazine

Billionaire Magazine
At Lengishu the animals that roam in the 32,000-acre Borana Conservancy are the VIPs.

-Billionaire Magazine


An exclusive use home, guaranteeing complete privacy

Six stylish bedrooms across the hillside, the property sleeps a maximum of twelve guests with additional guide or pilot accommodation if necessary.

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Conservation & community
Giving back to people, wildlife and nature

Our vision for Lengishu was to create an inspiring luxury safari home with a commitment to sustainability.

Experience unforgettable adventures

Lengishu offers some of the most authentic ways to encounter Kenya’s wildlife and wilderness.

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Lengishu is the ultimate base for a unique, luxury safari experience.