Luxury Lodges: Kenya

Arijiju Retreat

Laikipia, Kenya

$ $ $ $

Imagine a world where your two favorite ways to travel collide. Arijiju is not just a safari lodge, but a wellness retreat, too. This exclusive-use villa in Kenya’s rolling hills of Laikipia is an oasis you didn’t even know you could dream up. Unbelievably surreal, this lodge is the perfect place to take a group of friends or celebrate a special family occasion.

The only problem is, you won’t want to leave.

With everything you ever needed right there at the lodge, the most difficult decision will be how long to stay. You could easily spend a week here and feel as if you still haven’t had enough. This place really is just that magical.

The lodge features plenty of in-house activities to keep the young ones (and young at heart!) entertained. There’s a clay tennis court on-site, a large infinity pool, a library, games room, hammam, ample outdoor terraces and a full service staff of 14 to service the retreat.

When you do manage to leave the lodge, you will be spoiled just as much in the surrounding conservancy as you are back home at the lodge.

Wildlife viewing is plentiful and offered to guests on twice-daily game drives. There will also be the opportunity to walk with rhinos, an activity that can be arranged with the highly specialized guides.

ROOMS: 5 (Exclusive Use Villa)


Spa, Hammam, Tennis Court, Infinity Pool, Daily game drives, Walking with rhinos, Mountain Biking, Horse riding


The exclusivity of the property is something to behold. There’s just nowhere else like it in all of Africa. We recommend this lodge for groups of friends traveling together or large families looking for an unforgettable vacation.

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