Laragai is the private home of the Stephenson family and can be rented while they are away. The house is vast with all of the amenities that you would expect for a comfortable country house with a superb main area and a spread of rooms, all different in style and decoration.
Laragai - The Details
Laragai was built on Borana Ranch by two brothers - Lords Valentine and Michael Cecil - who have business interests in Nairobi and wanted a country retreat. George and Lucilla Stephenson, who subsequently bought the lease, have invested time and money in the refurbishment of the house.
The house is built on the edge of an escarpment which falls down 3000 feet into the Northern Frontier District. The views are stupendous - Lolokwe and Wamba Mountain dominate the far horizon to the north and Mt Kenya looms out of the clouds to the south.
An extraordinary house was constructed - no corners were cut and the most opulent home in Laikipia was created. Mirrors from Ireland, fabrics from London, hand-made furniture from Kenya and rugs from Rajasthan were used to decorate the house. The result is an eclectic mixture of styles and textures, which give Laragai its totally unique appearance. The house can sleep ten in extreme comfort and there is plenty more room for children and guides.
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