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Arijiju Retreat Kenya
Arijiju Luxury Villa Pool


Inspired by Ethiopian monasteries, this exceptional private house is hewn in to the landscape and leaves a very subtle footprint on the view to Mount Kenya. 

Arijiju Retreat Kenya, suggested to be the most beautiful house in Africa by Peter Browne in Conde Nast!

Opened to the world in 2016, Arijiju offers five suites of intimate luxury and indulgence for groups and families wishing to explore this African wilderness together with their private guide; including fly fishing, trail running, horseback riding and treetop canopy tours.

The Borona Conservancy of central Kenya's Laikipia region forms part of a 90,000-acre protected area. This is where elephants, lions and cheetahs, amongst other charismatic megafauna roam, yet is also home to both the Samburu and the Maasai, tribes with equally colourful and fascinating cultures.

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Arijiju Retreat Kenya lies low on the land. The building behaves as though it has always been on that warm Kenyan hillside with living grassed roofs that move with the air and connect it into the earth and forest. It is there but not there. Partly sculpted into the rock-bed, its subtle entrance opens into a fragrant, greened space with generous Swahili curves and an air of monastic calm. Walls of stone, built on stone create vaulted walkways that lure you into cool shade and lead you along earth paths towards a simply luxurious gym, spa and hammam, dappled suntraps and Lamu daybeds. Alongside a gnarled African Olive tree, a slice of pool hangs over the untamed wild of the Sieku valley in the Borana Conservancy – a thriving piece of the game-rich Kenyan Highlands and a sanctuary for adventure.

Arijiju Retreat Kenya

Property Details

Borona Conservancy, Kenya's Laikipia region
Private Use - 5 Suites (plus 1 rooftop suite)
Guest Room Facilities
Charging Points, Fire Place, Pure Cotton Linen, Tea/Coffee, Hair Dryer, Fan, Safe
Camp Facilities
Bar, Spa, Pool, Restaurant, Library, gym, Tennis and Squash Courts
Family Policy
Children of 8 years and older.
Safari, Walks (Guided), quad bikes, Night Drives, Bird Watching, Horse-back Safari
Available Services
Airport Shuttle, Credit Card, Laundry Service, limited WiFi
Guided Safaris and Walking Safaris, Meals and Drinks (Housewines / Spirits, Beers; excluding French Champagne), Laundry
Not Included
Massage, Curio Purchases, Horse Activities, Cultural Tours and Gratuities
Why Arijiju?
Arijiju could be the most beautiful retreat in Africa - spiritual in its simplicity and beauty!

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