Borana Conservancy is a fascinating destination in Kenya lying at the foot hill of Mount Kenya – the highest mountain in Kenya, the conservancy is just North of the equator resting on the Laikipia Plateau and is nestled between an arid landscape to the north and ancient indigenous forest to the south.
The Borana conservancy is approximately 35,000 acres of land with stunning views and immense wildlife, the conservancy is a home to both black and white rhinos and a wide variety of other endangered species.
Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second – highest in Africa after Mt. Kilimanjaro with the highest peak – Batian at the elevation of 5,199 meters or 17,057 feet. Mount Kenya creates a beautiful backdrop for the conservancy, with the views of the mountains snow-capped peaks to the south and a landscape of mountains and desert to the north.
Borana Conservancy is a non-profit 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 our neighbors and community for critically endangered species which are on the brink of extinction.
In the midst of the beautiful hillside, the conservancy hosts iconic Africa wildlife including elephants, giraffes, lions, leopards, hyenas and many more.
Borana Conservancy forms the Biggest Black Rhino Sanctuary in Kenya
The Borana Conservancy and the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy where joined together in 2014 by removing the fence which separated these two conservancies, joining these two conservancies formed the largest black rhino sanctuary in Kenya. The ecosystem in the Borana Conservancy is also a home to the endangered Grevy’s zebras who have undergone a substantial reduction of any Africa over recent decades.
The conservancy works with local communities and other partners and through this partnership and close relationship, it has maintained a sustainable ecosystem for tourists to visit and the wildlife to live peacefully in the conservancy.
What To See in Borana Conservancy
Borana Conservancy is a home to a variety of wildlife including The Big Five, Big Cats, predators and different bird species.
- The Big Five: Lions, Leopard, Rhino, Elephants, Buffalos
- The Big Cats: Lions, Cheetahs, Leopards, Serval Cats
- Predators: Wild dogs
Other animals: Grevy Zebras, Reticulated Giraffes, Beisa Oryxes, Gerenuks (Giraffe Antelopes)
Different Bird Species – grebes, pelicans, cormorants, herons, owls and egrets, storks, ibises and spoonbills, secretary bird, flamingo, ducks and geese, loads of raptors, quails and francolins, guineafowls, rails, bustards, stilts and avocets, plovers, sandpipers.
Best Time To Visit Borana Conservancy
Borana Conservancy – Laikipia is one of the biggest conservancies in Kenya rich in wildlife including the Big Five such as lions, leopards, cape buffaloes, elephants and rhinos. The best time to visit the conservancy is during the dry season, the conservancy is fairly not in good conditions during the rainy season due to the heavy rains, also lodges and camps tend to close this time as they renovate their properties.
The best time to visit The Borana Conservancy is more explained as below
January – March
This season from January – March is the best time to visit the conservancy as it is hot and is after short rains in December, after the rains the conservancy gets lush green and attracts a lot of wildlife which makes it easier to spot wildlife since the grass is not that tall but green.
April – June
This season is known as the green season and is when the long rains in Kenya start, in this season the lodges and camps in the conservancy are hard to access as they all close down and most of them take advantage to renovate them as they await the peak season from July to October. However it is the best time to visit the conservancy for fly – in guests who wish to long – stay on exclusive Kenya safaris.
July – October
This season is the peak season and most loved season in Kenya and Borana Conservancy, in this season visitors all over the world visit Kenya for summer seasons and holidays. This peak season starts with the cold month of July and gets hot in August to October. Short rains in Kenya start between October to December. This is also the best time to visit the conservancy for the Wildebeest Migration. Though it gets crowded.
November to December
The short rains start this time and they rain till the end of December at times, it is a fair good time to visit the conservancy and other Masai Mara conservancies for short and long safaris.
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