ol Donyo Lodge - A place of untamed beauty 

Nestled between Kenya’s Tsavo East and Amboseli National Parks in the heart of the Chyulu Hills, ol Donyo Lodge is a place of striking, untamed beauty, with the great Mount Kilimanjaro serving as a breathtaking backdrop.

ol Donyo Lodge is a place of untamed beauty with magnificent wildlife sightings

Sprawled over 275,000 acres of private land within the Mbirikani Group Ranch, the property is home to an enormous variety of wildlife, including some of Africa’s last giant elephant bulls. Owned by 4,000 Maasai, the lodge actively supports the local community and conservation efforts of the local area.

Rebuilt in 2008 and nestled within thick woodland on a hillside, you will enjoy the phenomenal surroundings and views over expansive plains reaching out to Mount Kilimanjaro.

With a maximum occupancy of 16 guests, your stay at ol Donyo Lodge will remain serene and peaceful. All suites and villas have their own unique layout, boasting luxurious modern amenities, including private plunge pools.

ol Donyo Lodge is an incredible luxury safari destination, offering a wide range of outdoor activities such as game drives, guided bush walks, horse riding, conservation and community outreach programs, and night camping on private ‘star beds’.

There are plenty of ways to unwind, with relaxing massages and blissful bush dinners. If you stay for a longer period of time, we recommend fly camping, where you can embark on an extended safari adventure. 


The Lodge

Designed to merge the outdoors with the indoors, ol Donyo’s accommodation is constructed out of natural, sustainable materials, blending into the surrounding environment. The suites and villas offer plenty of space, natural light, and spacious living areas to ensure your stay is comfortable and luxurious.

No two spaces are the same, but each one boasts a lounge, dining area, and plunge pool. Roof terraces are fantastic for late evenings spent star gazing, and the natural fireplaces warm the cozy, inviting spaces.

The family villa is perfect for larger groups, with two spacious bedrooms and high ceilings. Just a short walk away from the villas and suites, you'll find a fantastic hide where you can stay to watch wildlife visiting the watering hole.  

Enjoy the outdoor dining area behind the wine cellar in a private or shared setting, and indulge in a wine tasting. You can also choose to have dinner in the gorgeous dining area overlooking the stunning plains, or you can have a relaxing meal served in your private living room.  


Suites and villas boast luxurious modern amenities, and guests can choose from a range of day and night activities.


Enjoy sustainable, international food and wine served in a variety of unique locations with spectacular backdrops.

How this resort makes your trip more responsible

ol Donyo Lodge is constructed from natural materials, while energy is generated from solar power, and recycling initiatives are in place. The land is leased from the local Maasai community, and the profits generated by the lodge are invested in conservation. Guests can help with the development of local schools and Black Rhino initiatives. 

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