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.

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.

  • The combined Lewa-Borana Landscape, a 97,000-acre wilderness of two neighboring conservancies and their communities, is pioneering a collaborative conservation approach that gives animals access to more wilderness while integrating free-range cattle ranching
  • Open fences and corridors now create safe passages enabling animals to follow their instinctive migrations while radio collars on elephant matriarchs and roaming lions help manage and avoid human-wildlife conflict. The results speak for themselves: over the past twenty years, Laikipia is the only part of Kenya whose wildlife numbers are increasing
  • There are over 300 elephants alone in Lewa-Borana, plus more than 330 bird species, and flourishing lion prides while cheetah, leopard, giraffe, buffalo and many endangered animals now also migrate through or live in this safe haven
There are five suites: three in the main house, plus two very private, generously-sized additions in neighbouring buildings
Each tent is en-suite, with solar-heated showers looking out into forest
Both communal and private dining is available in the main mess area, as are meals out on the bush
◆ Infinity pool, Games room, Cinema, A constellation suite for stargazing, The wellness retreat - hot tub, gym, yoga studio and spa
Caters To
Families and small groups



  • Safari game drives
  • Bush walks
  • Jogging trips in the wild
  • Mountain-biking
  • Horse-riding
  • Climbs up Mount Kenya
  • Heli-flights
  • Quad-biking
  • Visits to Ngare Ndare Forest
  • Fly-fishing