Arijiju is a beautiful, private home in Kenya’s game-rich and malaria-free Central Highlands. Its rare luxuries include an elegant spa and hammam, a gym and clay-tennis and squash courts, while a pool and glorious, health-focused food menus make wellness a cinch.
Sitting low on the warm, forested hillside with living grass roofs that move in the breeze, Arijiju’s unobtrusive building seems to have always been there. Partly sculpted into the rockbed, its subtle entrance leads to a fragrant, green space with an air of monastic calm. Stone walls and earth paths lead on towards a bijou gym, spa and hammam, then past sun-trap patios lined with Lamu-style daybeds. Alongside a gnarled African olive tree, the svelte infinity pool appears to hang above an untamed valley amid the thriving Borana Conservancy.
Guests can explore 97,000 acres dedicated to conservation during game drives as well as on helicopter trips, quad-bike safaris or horse rides.