Arijiju, one of the most luxurious hotel in Kenya

bathtub in arijiju kenya
Photos credit Courtesy of Crookes and Jackson

Condé Nast Traveler asks, “Is this the most beautiful house in Africa?” and we couldn’t agree more. Nestled in the private conservancy overlooking Laikipia Plateau in Kenya this luxurious retreat would make you never want to come back to “real” life. It has everything you could ask for for a luxury “private’ and Intimate stay. With its own spa, gym, tennis courts, gardens, cheerful and outstanding staff and a resident chef. You can be certain that your stay would be delightful.

Arijiju, Borana, Kenya


Arijiju, a private villas and estate, and one of the most luxurious stay in 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.

Accommodations at Arijiju

The private retreat has 5 suites in total equipped with King-size beds, leather desks and indoor and outdoor showers. A terraced pool, game room, library, spa, gym, yoga studio, and tennis and squash courts are the activities and amenities you can enjoy here.

Amenities in this wonderful hotel in Kenya

  • 24-HOUR ELECTRICITY
  • BUTLER SERVICE
  • COMPUTER WITH INTERNET, BUT NO WIFI
  • EN-SUITE BATHROOMS
  • FIRE PLACE
  • FITNESS ROOM/GYM
  • LAUNDRY SERVICE
  • LIBRARY
  • OUTDOOR/UNDER CANVAS SHOWERS
  • PERSONAL CHEF SERVICE
  • PRIVATE DECK/VERANDA
  • PRIVATE POOL
  • SATELLITE TV IN COMMON AREA
  • SAUNA AND STEAM ROOM
  • SPASTAR BEDS
  • TEA & COFFEE MAKING FACILITIES
  • TENNIS COURT
  • WIFI

This African gem comes highly recommended; for more information about the propriety click here

Written By
More from AkanLux
Bumi Hill Safari Lodge – Wonderful Hotel in Zimbabwe
Set on a range of remote hills in one of Zimbabwe’s finest wilderness locations,...
Read More
0 replies on “Arijiju, one of the most luxurious hotel in Kenya”