Arijiju is a beautiful, private home in the game-rich, malaria-free, Kenyan Highlands with rare, truly wild luxuries. An elegant spa and hammam, a gym, clay tennis and squash courts, a pool and glorious, health-focused menus make wellness feel effortless. Explore 97 000 acres dedicated to conservation as well as helicopter flips, quad bike safaris, horse riding and big five game drives.

Arijiju lies low on the land. The building behaves as though it has always been on that warm Kenyan hillside with living grassed roofs that move with the air and connect it into the earth and forest. It is there but not there. Partly sculpted into the rock-bed, its subtle entrance opens into a fragrant, greened space with generous Swahili curves and an air of monastic calm. Walls of stone built on stone create vaulted walkways that lure you into cool shade and lead you along earth paths towards a simply luxurious gym, spa and hammam, dappled sun traps and Lamu daybeds. Alongside a gnarled African Olive tree, a slice of pool hangs over the untamed wild of the Sieku valley in the Borana Conservancy – a thriving piece of the game-rich Kenyan Highlands and a sanctuary for adventure.

By visiting Arijiju you personally help support and maintain the Conservancy’s elephant migration corridors, lion research projects and the vital protection of resident black rhino.

  • On the Broana Lewa Conservancy, a 97,000-acre archetype. Lewa and the neighbouring ranches and communities are pioneering a collaborative conservation approach that gives animals access to more wilderness and integrates free-range cattle ranching. Open fences and corridors now create safe passages for animals to follow their instinctive migrations while radio collars on elephant matriarchs and roaming lions help manage and divert human-wildlife conflict. The results speak for themselves – over the last twenty years Laikipia is the only part of Kenya where wildlife numbers are increasing. This concept is artfully sustainable.
  • Over 300 elephants, 334 bird species, flourishing lion prides along with cheetah, leopard, giraffe, buffalo and many endangered animals now migrate through or live in this wildlife safe haven.
Rooms
5 suites - The main house has 3 bedroom suites. There are 2 very private, generous guest suite buildings.
Bathrooms
Each tent is en-suite, with solar heated showers looking out into the forest.
Dinning
Both communal and private dining in the main mess area, meals out in the bush are also available
Extras
Infinity pool, Games room, Cinema, The constellation suite & The wellness retreat - hot tube, gym, yoga studio and spa house
Caters To
Families and small groups

Supports

Activities

  • Safari drives
  • Bushwalks
  • Running in the wild
  • Mountain biking
  • Horse riding
  • Climb Mount Kenya
  • Helicopter flights
  • Quad biking
  • Visit Ngare Ndare Forest
  • Fly fishing