Here are Laragai House Resident Rates:What Does PPS Mean? PPS (Per Person Sharing) means cost Per Adult when sharing the Room with another. Example KES 10,000/- PPS means, 2 Adults in 1 Room pay KES 20,000/-
|Exclusive Use||Min. of 6 Adults||Extra Child (5 – 15 yrs)|
|3rd Feb 2022 – 31st May 2022||KES 33,120/- PPS||KES 16,800/- PPS|
|1st Jun 2022 – 10th Sep 2022||KES 48,000/- PPS||KES 25,920/- PPS|
|11th Sep 2022 – 19th Dec 2022||KES 33,120/- PPS||KES 16,800/- PPS|
|20th Dec 2022 – 5th Jan 2023||KES 48,000/- PPS||KES 25,920/- PPS|
What is included?
Exclusive use of the 8 bedroom house, full board accommodation including all meals, drinks (house beers, wines, selected house spirits and soft drinks), local airstrip transfers from Lewa Downs, sundowner excursions, laundry and wifi. Activities include game drives (night and day), guided bush walks, horse-riding, Swimming pool and tennis court, Visit to Kisima Floriculture Project.
What is excluded? Conservation fees: 5500KSH per adult, 2750KSH per child (5-15)
Proof of residency is required for all staying in Laragai House.Book Now
Laragai House owned by George and Lucilla Stevenson is an extravagant private house ideal for a large group or a party in the African bush, with intimacy and luxury as a given. With complete exclusivity, the house is entirely at the guests’ disposal and their stay impeccably managed. Ideal for families, large groups, weddings, anniversaries and parties.
Laragai House is an eight bedroom private home on Borana Conservancy that can accommodate up to 16 guests making it the ideal destination for multi-generational families or groups of friends. Guests can enjoy use of the tennis court, swimming pool, gym and games room in the grounds of the house or game drives, horse-riding, walking, mountain biking and paddle boarding on the dam in the 32,000 acre conservancy, home to the Big Five.
Laragai House lies just 27 kilometres north of the equator and 6,000 feet above sea level, on Borana Conservancy. Our position allows us to enjoy views of Mount Kenya to the south, and a panorama of the Wamba Mountains and desert to the north.
This unique geographical location makes the 32,000 acre ranch a haven for a wide diversity of wildlife: buffalo, eland, hartebeest and herds of plains game. Reticulated giraffe are commonly seen nibbling the acacias, while the cooler forests shelter bush buck, colobus monkey, the endangered Patas monkey and elephant. Predators are also found here, but not in large numbers, including large packs of wild dog, leopard, lion and cheetah.
Set off in search of wildlife in our open land rovers, on horseback,bicycle, on foot, by plane or even in a helicopter. In addition to this multitude of activities available at our house, the Conservancy offers a host of incredible trips; from exploring turquoise pools at the bottom of waterfalls, walking above a canopy of 200 year old trees, night-time y camping, cultural experiences, shing on mountain tarns as well as paragliding.
The interior of the house features beautiful local furniture with luxurious carpets from Rajasthan, fabrics from London and art we have collected over the years. Our friendly and professional staff will do everything possible to ensure your stay is special and tailored to your needs.
Laragai House is best described as ‘African Baronial’ with a palm fringed thatched roof, and lled with an exquisite collection of furnishings and decor. Custom-made ebony furniture, dark-wood antiques, grand bronzes of rhino and elephant, antique swords mounted on the walls, charming family photographs, all dominated by large 19th-century gold mirrors and wildlife paintings from all over Africa. The extensive game room can keep the whole family entertained with table tennis, croquet and boules. There is also a clay tennis court with racquets and balls provided
Meet the rangers and wildlife scouts that protect one of Africa’s most iconic species, the rhino and create memories that will last forever.
LAY OF THE LAND: With rugged terrain and sweeping savannahs, Borana Conservancy, on which Laragai House sits, is the epitome of Africa. This is the perfect place for anyone who appreciates Africa, with panoramic views into the Northern Frontier District, across Borana Conservancy and up to Mount Kenya.
THE WILDLIFE EXPERIENCE: Borana Conservancy is host to over 50 species of mammals including some of the world’s rarest animals, including black rhino, wild dog, leopard, cheetah and lion. For keen ornithologists, Borana is home to over 350 species of birds, including a variety of eagles, vultures and the stunningly bright superb starling. Borana also is host to a working cattle ranch. Increasingly acknowledged as one of the most important areas for biodiversity in Kenya, the wildlife population densities in the Laikipia region rank only second to the internationally renowned Maasai Mara ecosystem. The diversity of large mammals is higher than in any other part in Kenya, hosting the highest populations of endangered species, back rhino (half of Kenya’s total population) Grevy’s zebra (70% of the world’s population), reticulated giraffe, the only population of Lelwel hartebeest in the country and Africa’s only expanding population of the rare wild dog.
December – May is considered Kenya’s summer and hot, sunny days can be expected. Temperatures can reach the high 20’s and the low 30’s, with little to no rain expected. May – August is Kenya’s ‘long rains’. The temperature can drop to mid-20’s and rain is expected, usually in the aernoon, for about one-to-two hours. This time of year can be a beautiful time to visit, as the landscape is green and lush, with an abundance of animals. August-December is again a warm, dry period of the year, with the landscape looking beautiful aer the long rains. ‘The short rains’ are expected in November, however this is when Laragai House is closed.TRAVEL: Laragai House is easy to reach by road (approximately a four hour drive) or by air, with Lewa Downs airstrip located 50 minutes drive from Laragai House. Private charters are able to land at the Borana airstrip, a ten-minute drive form the house. The house also has a helicopter-landing pad.
Laragai House is approximately a 5 hour drive from Nairobi and only 4 hours on a tarmac road.
There are scheduled flights to Lewa Downs where a Laragai House guide will be waiting to collect you and take you on a game drive back to the lodge. We have daily flights from Wilson Airport to Lewa Downs.Ready to book your holiday at Laragai House ? Contact us for the best rates.
Swimming pool, clay tennis court (racquets and balls provided), games room, satellite TV, large selection of DVDs, table-tennis room, croquet and boules. For the music lovers, there is a full size electronic keyboard wired into an amplier. Laragai House also features a fabulous new gym equipped with cardio-machines, weights and yoga equipment for tness addicts and yoga enthusiasts alike. Wi-Fi is available across the house.
Laragai house is set in magnicent splendour within a rich and colourful garden. A heated swimming pool with a deck overlooks a small dam, which attracts herds of elephant, buffalo and oen prides of lion. Laragai has eight bedrooms, four luxurious double rooms and two twin rooms complete with spacious ensuite bathrooms, plus two children twin rooms sharing a bathroom. The two master bedrooms have replaces. The house has a dining room, bar, drawing room, pool house, TV room and a games room allowing guest to relax wherever they feel most comfortable.
CAPACITY: The house has a total capacity of 16 people and can only be booked on an exclusive basis.
GUIDE/PILOT ROOM: A double room is available in the manager’s house.
Laragai’s dining experience is personalized and creative.
Farm-to-table menus are based around locally-sourced ingredients from adjacent Kabati Regenerative Farm, a 100-acre organic agriculture operation. Expect fresh fruit, cereal and traditional English breakfasts; tempting homemade light buffet lunches, and three-course dinners in the dining room or under the stars. The combination of the freshest fruit and vegetables with holistically raised, grass fed meat from the Conservancy result in delicious and healthy home style cuisine. All food preferences and allergies are catered for – please inform us about any dietary requirements prior to arrival.
Night and day game drives, guided wildlife, birdlife and scenic walks, horse riding for both novice and experienced riders, sundowners, picnics and bush dinners are all available to guests. Optional extras include a visit to Kisima oriculture Project, cultural visits, scenic shing trips to Mount Kenya, helicopter, xed wing-aircra or Waco bi-plane excursions, massage treatments (advance request only) and overnight safari trips on quad bikes (also by advance booking).