Accommodation

Arijiju

"An exclusive family home, steeped in heritage with views of Mount Kenya”
Budget level: High-End
Country
Kenya
When to Go
All Year
Property Type
House/Villa
Location
Kids Min Age
All Ages

Made up of five rooms, this private bush home welcomes families and friends with children of all ages to experience Borana Conservancy in Kenya, where you can immerse yourself in wellness and adventure pursuits.

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Experience & Activities  

Arijiju is a family home. Her architecture borrows romance from the Swahili vernacular, and inspiration from the rock-hewn churches of Ethiopia. Local stone, local timber, and solar power help her tread lightly on the earth but, essentially, she is an anomaly. Her hand cut Meru stone, immense wooden, Lamu-style doors, functional ironmongery, copper accents and her grassed roofs make an iconic, contemporary living space that is also an incredibly comfortable place to be.

The menus and wine lists are exceptional, and the entire premises are exclusive to your group. The concept is artfully sustainable. Over 300 elephant, 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. By visiting Arijiju you help to support and maintain the conservancy’s elephant migration corridors, lion research projects and the vital protection of resident black rhino.

Activities include game drives in the exclusive Borana Conservancy, bush walks, horse back riding, mountain bike rides, tennis, squash, yoga, and massages. Helicopter excursions can also be arranged.

Walk around this garden and you’ll reach the living space, kitchen then boot room, games room and cinema – all are linked by the vaulted walkways. Stroll on and you find the terraced pool area with dappled daybeds and an outdoor pool bar. Beyond that, along a meandering path, you’ll discover the spirit of  Arijiju – the Retreat – a sanctuary for restoring the body. Here is a massage room, gym, yoga platform, and a hamman with steam room and cold plunge pool.

Accommodations

Exclusive Private Home: Every detail in the main house feeds a love for raw materials, classic lines and longevity. The main house has three bedroom suites that share a courtyard garden textured with wild herbs and billowing lavender. Light cuts across the space throughout the day creating graphic shadows and sanctuaries of cool on hot days.

Outside the main dwelling, along paths cut into the rock are two very private, generous guest suite buildings. Their floor-to-ceiling glass doorways frame the immense forested views and outside, on their east-facing terraces, chairs hewn out of tree trunks grow blonde under the Kenyan sun.

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