Arijiju’s owner grew up in the bush, and built the house to ensure that his London-based family connect to their heritage, and learn to embrace and protect nature. Dedicated to conservation, Arijiju has been sustainably built and its tourism model funds local conservation projects.
Carved into the bedrock, Arijiju blends so discreetly into the landscape that it’s hard to spot, even from the air. Determined to make the house as unobtrusive as possible, the exact position of the house, anchored by views of Mount Kenya, was chosen so that each of the bedrooms gets an elaborate, equatorial lightshow at sunrise.
Arijiju is, principally, a family home and the people there are its heart. You feel it when you first visit, and every time you revisit. Our team of 24 resident staff – from knowledgeable guides and rangers to world-class chefs and butlers – are on hand at all times. Just wander to the kitchen to find the house managers, or message them, day or night.
Laikipia rolls north from Mount Kenya, across the equator and up to the semi-desert plains of the north.
- Arijiju lies in the Borana Conservancy, a vast private game reserve within Laikipia, which rolls from Mount Kenya, across the equator and up to the semi-desert plains of the north.
- Laikipia is home to the most mammals in East Africa and one of the country’s largest elephant populations, so you’ll spend daily safaris surrounded by the Big 5, from cheetah and prides of lion to striding giraffe and the iconic black and white rhino
- The Borana Conservancy provides a vital wildlife corridor between Mount Kenya and the Northern wildernesses. It is the last stronghold of Kenya’s endangered black rhino.