Borana lies at the foot of Mount Kenya, just 26km (16 miles) from the equator and 1 980m (6 500 feet) above sea level. It is located within the vast area of the Ewaso ecosystem on the Laikipia Plateau, with a view of the snow-capped peaks and the glaciers of Mount Kenya to the south, and a panorama of mountains and desert to the north.
This location provides an idyllic setting for any African experience. This area is home to more than 50 indigenous tree families, and more than 300 bird species.
Laikipia is an area of exceptional beauty. It enjoys some of Kenya’s most prolific wildlife, as well as the highest populations of endangered species in Kenya.
The Borana Conservancy is the non-profit conservation organization dedicated to the sustainable conservation of critical habitat and wildlife. The mission of this conservancy is to provide a sustainable ecosystem in partnership with its neighbors and community, for critically endangered species on the brink of extinction.
This holistic approach commits Borana tourism, ranching and other enterprise to building local livelihoods and enhancing ecosystem integrity. Borana has received numerous awards, including the Ecotourism Kenya Award for best conservancy.
Borana is adjacent to the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. Its unique geographical location makes the 35 000-acre ranch a haven for a wide diversity of wildlife: buffalo, eland, Jackson’s hartebeest and herds of Grant’s gazelle, impala and plains zebra.