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The Perfect 7 Night Family Itinerary

When extending your stay at Lengishu you are allowing yourself to slow down, truly experience the landscape and immerse yourself in Kenyan culture. Borana Conservancy is the perfect location to unwind and connect with Kenya’s natural beauty. A seven-night stay is a chance to embrace the magic of this incredible ecosystem – from quiet moments with elephants to adrenaline-fuelled mountain biking. The beauty of a longer stay lies in the flexibility, allowing for a bespoke experience, crafted daily with the Lengishu team.

The itinerary below offers a glimpse into the myriad of possibilities, firmly establishing that no two days need be the same. This carefully curated selection of activities showcases the remarkable variety available to families opting for longer stays at Lengishu. Beyond the outlined activities, several surprises and personalised arrangements await, ensuring that each moment spent at Lengishu is as distinctive and unforgettable as the landscape in which it resides. 

Day 1: Arrival and Big 5 Game Drive

  • Arrive at Lengishu for lunch
  • Settle in and enjoy the pool
  • Tea comprising of the goodies which were cooked fresh that morning  
  • Embark on a Big 5 game drive to get the lay of the land
  • Sundowners in the bush with a hot dinner for the children 
  • Dinner at Lengishu 

Day 2: Bush Adventure and Relaxation

  • Parents to head out to track black and white rhino on foot at first light followed by breakfast in the bush under the shade of a euphorbia tree 
    • Morning at Lengishu for the children – bush skills lesson (includes bow & arrow making, learning how to track various creatures, edible plants and  their medicinal properties etc) 
  • Back to Lengishu for lunch
  • Afternoon by the pool with massages for parents whilst children are cared for by the Lengishu staff
  • Evening bush walk or game drive  to Pride Rock with hot dinner for the children
  • Return to Lengishu for children’s bedtime and parent’s dinner 

Day 3: Rhino Tracking and Forest Excursion

  • Spend the morning on a game drive, bush walk or mountain bike
  • Breakfast at Lengishu
  • Visit Ngare Ndare Forest with a picnic lunch
    • Swim in glacier melt water and walk in the canopy of this ancient forest among  birds and monkeys 
  • Return to Lengishu in time for tea
  • Early dinner for children by the pool whilst parents enjoy sundowners 
  • Swahili inspired BBQ dinner at Lengishu pool

Day 4: Horse Riding, Bush Walk, and Cocktails

  • Early morning horse riding for all ages – riding to Lengishu for breakfast 
  • Picnic lunch on the river in Borana Conservancy 
    • Guests can swim in the river 
  • Return to Lengishu in time for tea – massages for parents
  • Cocktails and children’s dinner at the Lengishu private sundowner spot 
  • Dinner at Lengishu

Day 5: Elephant Orphanage and Porcupine Hunt

  • Early breakfast at Lengishu
  • Depart by helicopter* for a day-long adventure including  feeding time at the RETETI elephant orphanage and exploring the Suguta Valley
  • Light packed lunch in Northern Kenya with the helicopter
  • Return to Lengishu in time for a porcupine hunt within the Lengishu grounds at sunset
  • Early dinner for children, cocktail hour for parents
  • Dinner at Lengishu

Day 6: Farm tour & Borana day

  • Breakfast at Lengishu after a relaxing morning
  • Farm tour of Waitabit Farm
  • A ‘Make Your Own Pizza’ lunch at Lengishu
  • Visit to the Mazingira Yetu Centre & the Borana Ranger HQ
  • Evening game drive with sundowners and dinner for children
  • Dinner at Lengishu

Day 7: Cultural immersion

  • Visit a local Maasai village
  • Picnic breakfast & game drive on the way there/way back
  • Lunch at Lengishu
  • Afternoon cooking lessons with Sam for the children, massages for the parents
  • Head out for sundowners with the treats cooked by the children
  • Bush dinner

Day 8: Departure

  • Early morning breakfast at Lengishu 
  • Short game drive to the Borana airstrip
  • Depart for a charter flight to Nairobi 


This example itinerary ensures a mix of wildlife experiences, relaxation, and cultural activities within the 7-night timeframe. Adjustments can be made based on specific preferences or time constraints.

*helicopter trip, horse riding & eBiking  not included within the standard Lengishu rates

The Perfect 7 Night Family Itinerary
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