Kenya - Borana Safari Lodge
Luxury riding safari holiday in Kenya


We GUARANTEE you won't find the same horse riding holiday at a lower price through any other source... and if you do, we promise to refund the difference!

from £4,620 or €5,390

Horse Riding Holidays Kenya – Borana Safari Lodge, Laikipia


Borana Safari Lodge: Prices 2024

Suitable for beginners to experienced riders. Also, non-riders are welcome and very well catered for. Suitable for children too.

Rates are quoted per person sharing.

Borana is a flexible holiday, or you can book by the night, just ask us. We recommend 7 nights to make the most of your trip.

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  • 7 Nights High Season
    15th June -30th September, 20th December – 5th January 2025
    Adult $7,811
    • GBP: 6,180
    • EUR: 7,224

    Child $3,905
    • GBP: 3,090
    • EUR: 3,611

    Single Supplement $9,921
    • GBP: 7,850
    • EUR: 9,175
  • 7 Nights Green Season
    6th January -14th June , 1st October -19th December
    Adult $5,839
    • GBP: 4,620
    • EUR: 5,400

    Child $2,920
    • GBP: 2,310
    • EUR: 2,700

    Single Supplement $7,242
    • GBP: 5,730
    • EUR: 6,697

Note: Rates are subject to daily exchange rate fluctuations, please refer to our Terms & Conditions for full details.

Includes – All the riding, accommodation, meals, drinks & alcohol, sundowner excursions, game drives, mountain biking, local transfers & laundry.

Excludes – Flights, premium spirits/cellar wines/champagne, fly camping, helicopter excursions & tips.

Borana Safari Lodge: Dates 2024

Open all year.

Getting There
International flight to Nairobi.

It is possible to transfer by road (4.5 hrs from Nairobi to Borana) c. £370 per vehicle. Or you could take a scheduled flight from Wilson airport to Lewa (c. £500 return – minimum two passengers, single supplements apply). The scheduled flight arrives back to Nairobi around midday and international flights usually depart late evening. If you prefer to have longer at the lodge on your last day and less time in Nairobi, there is the option to return mid-afternoon by private air charter to Wilson (approx. £1,300 per plane based on two sharing). Road transfers between the airports in Nairobi are an extra cost.

All our horse riding holidays hold a price guarantee. We believe in your piece of mind on price when you book one of our horse riding holidays and will refund the difference should you find the same horse riding holiday elsewhere at a lower price.


Borana Safari Lodge offers a luxury riding safari holiday in Kenya – it’s a unique and very special ranch that provides upmarket, private accommodation and a very personal, discrete service by the owners. This 35,000-acre ranch is a haven for lion, elephant, Jackson’s hartebeest, buffalo and huge herds of antelope.

Borana Safari Lodge is situated at the foot of Mount Kenya, just 16 miles from the equator and 6,500 feet above sea level, Borana’s  geographical situation favours a very wide diversity of wildlife. It’s easy to see why famous celebrities love this place – from the VIP meet and greet at Nairobi airport to the discrete but informal service at each of the lodges, this family run ranch will cater and personalise itineraries to suit everyone’s needs and great for families.

Borana Safari Lodge is on the edge of the Samangua valley in Laikipia, about 4 hours’ drive north of Nairobi. Owned and run by the Dyer family, this stone and thatch lodge is a supremely comfortable, stylish, yet relaxed. An unaffected bush home, with swimming pool, verandas and panoramic views over the wilderness towards Mount Kenya.

Borana Safari Lodge has a very good selection of horses, from polo ponies and thoroughbreds for experienced riders, to tough crossbreeds for families with children. Riding is varied and can include morning, evening or full day picnic rides, even overnight stays in other lodges, plus the opportunity to join in on some friendly polo chukkas.

From the Borana Safari Lodge there is plenty of game to see from herds of elephant that come to drink at the waterhole below the lodge, buffalo hiding in the thick, shady bush, lion resting under acacia trees and much, much more on the open plains.

And this is a place you can take a non-riding partner, as there’s plenty to do other than ride – game drives, guided walks, visits to local Masai or Samburu tribes, fishing, hiking, mountain biking and let’s not forget chilling out at the pool!

Borana Safari Lodge was recently awarded Global Ecosphere Retreat® (GER) status, one of only ten properties to achieve the standard worldwide.

The Long Run’s GER® standard is considered to be ‘one of the world’s best standards for privately protected areas’ Dr Jeff Langholz. It is recognised by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) and is one of the most rigorous sustainability audits in the hospitality industry. It takes into account every aspect of the 4Cs; Community, Culture, Conservation and Commerce and is not only about businesses mitigating their negative environmental impact, but about positively impacting the well-being of the planet and people.

The association and guidance with GER has led Borana Safari Lodge to become one of the most sustainable lodges in East Africa. The focus is not just about solar panels and recycling (although these are two very strong areas within the Lodge), it ensures that both community and culture thrive in a conservation environment.


Horses – A mix of Thoroughbreds, Ethiopians and Arabs

Level of Riding & Pace – Beginner to Advanced

Tack – English style with snaffle bridles and English style saddles

Weight Restriction – 95 kg / 15 stone / 209 lbs

Group Size – Maximum 8


Borana Safari Lodge provides luxurious African thatched accommodation with superb views of Mount Kenya. Each of the beautiful guest cottages are secluded from its neighbour and luxuriously furnished with an open fire lit for you in the evening. In the sitting area in the main lodge sofas surround a huge fireplace with picture windows looking onto the valley below.

Meals are served at a huge rosewood table in the dining room. All food is freshly prepared in the kitchen with vegetables and produce from the farm, freshly squeezed juice from the orchard and wines from around the world. Roses and lilies grown at Kisima decorate and perfume the rooms.

We have travelled the world testing a huge variety of horse riding holidays to make sure we offer you, our client, the best horse riding holiday experience possible.

Our horse riding holidays are thoroughly researched – we consider all the elements that go towards making our horse riding holidays collection the best in the world. We check the quality of the horses, if they are fit for the job, well produced and looked after. We make sure the riding terrain is good going, the countryside is interesting and, for example, on Classic Dressage horse riding holidays, the arenas are in good condition. We make sure the accommodation, whether it’s a five star hotel, a farmhouse or camping, is clean and comfortable, and offers a great night’s sleep. The food is all important too – we take the time to make sure we tell you if it’s cordon bleu, home cooked, or regional and locally sourced – above all it has to be delicious, plentiful and nourishing. Last but not least, we choose the horse riding holidays that have the best hosts, who are friendly, warm and welcoming.

It’s only when all these elements come together that we add a horse riding holiday into our hand-picked collection of horse riding holidays.

Horse Riding Holidays at the Borana Safari Lodge are part of the Zara’s Planet Horse Riding Holidays Kenya collection.

Please Ask About

Borana is a great base for a special occasion and can easily be combined with a beach holiday at the exclusive Manda Bay on the Lamu Archipelago of Kenya. We can also plan a visit to the Masai Mara and combine a camping expedition with Borana.


Itineraries are tailored to each client so please call or email to discuss. If you are going for a week with a group or as a family a good itinerary would be to spend 2 – 3 nights at Laragai House on the ranch followed by a night in a fly camp, followed by 3 nights at Borana.


Zara’s Planet Horse Riding Holidays Guarantee:

All our horse riding holidays hold a price guarantee. We believe in your piece of mind on price when you book one of our horse riding holidays and will refund the difference should you find the same horse riding holiday elsewhere at a lower price.

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