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Possibly the most beautiful safari house in Africa

Inspired by Ethiopian monasteries, this exceptional Luxury safari lodge in Africa is hewn into the landscape and leaves a very subtle footprint on the view of Mount Kenya. Arijiju, suggested to be the most beautiful house in Africa by Peter Browne in Condé Nast, has five bedrooms and can only be rented exclusively.

Built on the Borana conservancy in Laikipia, the land is teeming with wildlife, including Africa’s Big Five, wild dogs, and cheetahs.


From £98000 a week
To the north and east of Arijiju lie snow-capped mountains, dense forests and sprawling deserts, while to the south looms Mount Kenya. Whichever way you face, it is towards adventure.

Departure Month

Adults / Children 2 Adults, 1 Child



Ages 0–12

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Things to know
Check-in 4pm
Team of chefs throughout your stay
Concierge Included
Rooftop star bed
Cinema room
Infinity pool where elephants come to drink
Helicopter excursions
Mountain biking and trail running
Daily spa and beauty treatments
Big 5 game viewing
Your Hidden and Found Stay

Staying with Hidden and Found provides you with the confidence your stay is being managed by hospitality professionals from your initial enquiry through to your departure. Discover more on this home below and get in touch on how we can design and build your personalised Hidden and Found stay.

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Safari and wellness retreat

Arijiju is not just a luxury safari lodge in Africa but a wellness retreat too. Home-grown produce and fresh daily juice blends lend to the healthy lifestyle Arijiju supports.

There is a 25-meter (82-foot) infinity lap pool, running trails through the bush, a spa, Hammam, a fully equipped gym, a yoga deck, a clay tennis court, and a squash court, all inconspicuously blending into the valley, and the highly skilled masseuse and beauty therapist is available at no extra cost.

Take a closer look inside below.


When to Visit

June – October

You can visit Kenya year round though to avoid the long rains between March and May it is advised to visit June through to October and early December through to March.

Should you wish to add a coastal trip in with your safari stay, it is best visited between August and end of March.

Location Borana Reserve, Kenya

Arijiju is situated approximately 250 km north of Nairobi in the Borana reserve.

Three daily flights from Nairobi Wilson Airport to Lewa, or for added luxury we can organise a private charter to Borana airstrip where inclusive road transfers are included to the property.

the hospitality

Included as standard. Always.


A private sanctuary will become your home in Africa. Snow-capped mountains lie to the north whilst south looms Mount Kenya.


A team of private chefs and waiters will wine and dine you throughout your stay from morning and night. Whatever you want, when you want.


Our in-house concierge is included the minute you book with us and throughout your stay to helping you board that flight for your onward journey.


You will be collected from the airport in a private transfer and driven around the island when needed.


Our housekeeping will ensure the property inside and out is kept to the highest standards morning to night throughout your stay.


You will leave refreshed and rejuvenated through treatments, time in nature and culinary experiences. Make the most of the facilities on hand at this unique property.

Special experiences Unforgetable Moments We take pride in curating tailored trips and experiences, we and our local teams are on hand to help you experience your stay on your terms, as you want it and when you want it.

Mount Kenya heli-drops

Heli-drop to fly-fish the lakes of Mount Kenya, explore the dunes at Suguta Valley or traverse the rocks at Kenya’s Northern Frontier.
Arijiju, February 2021

Rhino Tracking

Join rangers to track Africa’s endangered black and white rhino and learn about the conservation efforts that protect them from poaching.
Arijiju, Borana, Kenya

Treetop walks

Explore the Ngare Ndare forest on a treetop canopy walk and swim in waterfall pools the colour of tanzanite.
Arijiju, February 2021

Health & Adventure

Daily yoga and wellness within the facilities of Arijiju sets the tone before venturing off on horseback to arrive at a lavish breakfast of nut loaf and pressed juices in the dappled shade of towering hardwoods.  
Arijiju, February 2021

Mountain Bike Safari

Join the resident rangers for unforgettable safaris, exploring Borana in 4x4s, on foot or on mountain bike
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Arijiju is home to the most sophisticated wellness facilities of any private home in Africa, and they are yours to enjoy. The clean air, high-altitude, endless running trails and energy-rich food soon restore weary and world-worn guests to effortless health.
Luxury safari lodge africa
Luxury safari lodge africa

How we Work

We’re not about just listing properties and experiences. We’re a hospitality company with decades of experience working in the finest properties in the world. Our properties come fully serviced and costs include staff for your stay.

Arijiju, February 2021