Ol Donyo Lodge provides an exclusive safari in Kenya, taking you into the heart of the Chyulu Hills. 

 
Cost Per Night: £ £ £ £ 

 

Nestled amidst the stunning landscapes of Tsavo East and Amboseli National Park, Ol Donyo Lodge offers an unmatched sanctuary in the heart of the Chyulu Hills. Here, surrounded by the majestic silhouette of Mount Kilimanjaro, guests on a safari vacation to Kenya are treated to breathtaking views. 
 
Spanning 275,000 acres of private wilderness within the Mbirikani Group Ranch, this Kenya safari lodge is home to a diverse array of wildlife, including Africa’s magnificent elephants. Committed to conservation and supporting the local Maasai community, this safari lodge in Kenya is dedicated to preserving the region's biodiversity. 
 
Rebuilt in 2008, Ol Donyo Lodge blends seamlessly into lush woodlands atop a gentle hill, providing guests with both seclusion and panoramic vistas. With just 16 guests at a time, the safari lodge ensures a tranquil and exclusive experience. Each suite and villa offer modern comforts and private plunge pools for moments of indulgence. 
 
Embark on a luxury Kenya safari tour with a variety of outdoor activities, including game drives, bush walks, horseback explorations, and community outreach initiatives. Experience the magic of sleeping under the African sky in private 'star beds.' 
 
Unwind with rejuvenating massages and enchanting bush dinners after days of exploration. For those seeking an extended adventure, a fly camping expedition allows for a deeper immersion into the wilderness. 

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A lodge worker sets up a bush dining set-up surrounded by grasslands as three horses are being prepared for riding.
An aerial view of Ol Donyo Lodge shows the lodge's thatched-roof buildings and outdoor pool encased by thick foliage.

Key Property Features

Ol Donyo Lodge features eight Deluxe Suites and a spacious two-bedroom Sambu Suite, ideal for families  

Sun terrace

The family villa offers expansive quarters  

The hidden hide, where you can observe wildlife gathering at the watering hole 

Outdoor dining area

  Wine cellar 

In-room spa experiences 

Safari experiences, from horseback and mountain bike safaris to guided walks and open vehicle drives

Menu of international cuisine

A private dining set-up sits beside one of the lodge's private infinity pools, lit up by candlelight during the early evening.
The main dining room at the lodge is equipped with hand-crafted wooden chairs and tables, subtle decor and stone walls.
The exterior of one of the bungalows shows the private terrace with two sun beds and a spacious interior lit by warm lighting during the evening.
An elephant wanders around the exterior of the lodge as three people watch on with binoculars.
The lobby in the lodge is decorated elaborately with traditional art and hand-crafted furnishings, including a hand-woven rug and a wooden table
One of the lodge bedrooms is equipped with a four-poster bed, wooden furnishings, high-beamed ceilings and artwork.
One of the private bathrooms at the lodge is painted in cream tones with a wet-room shower and jacuzzi bathtub.
The image looks into one of the bungalows from the private veranda, showing two sofas sat facing the view and the four-poster bed behind them.

Ol Donyo Lodge's Positive Impact

Ol Donyo is a key member of the Great Plains group, a distinguished consortium of lodges and safari operations committed to sustainable conservation, community development, and commerce. Great Plains views tourism as a vehicle for positive change, originally starting as a conservation organisation. It champions 'conservation tourism,' integrating eco-tourism with environmental preservation efforts.
 
Great Plains employs numerous sustainable practices across its locations, including Ol Donyo. They use solar energy powered by advanced Tesla batteries, bio-digesters for methane gas, and recycled hardwood for construction. Owning over 1 million acres of conserved land, the group ensures that every guest stay aids significant initiatives like Rhinos Without Borders.
 

Additionally, Great Plains focuses on minimising its carbon footprint by offering guests options to offset their travel emissions through contributions to tree planting, solar home initiatives, and protecting the Sapi Conservancy. 
An elephant stands ahead of a 4x4 game vehicle during a private safari by the lodge.
Three giraffes stand ahead of the huge peak of Mount Donyo during an especially sunny day.

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