Ol Donyo Lodge


  • Ol Donyo Lodge lounge at dusk


  • Lions seen near Ol Donyo Lodge


  • Ol Donyo Lodge bedroom


  • The pool at Ol Donyo Lodge


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  • Sleep beneath the stars, atop your villa
  • Visit Masaai community programmes
  • Enjoy a wide range of activities
  • Spend time in the open air hide
  • Member of Relais & Chateaux group

Ol Donyo Lodge is a family owned lodge located on a communally owned Maasai Group Ranch, called the Mbirikani Group Ranch on the slopes of the magnificent Chyulu Hills. This 275,000 acre reserve has the quintessential African landscape of savannah grasslands and acacia forests complete with a Big 5 game experience and the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro as the ever-present backdrop. The majority of lodge staff hail from the local community and this same community is actively engaged in preserving their wildlife heritage through education, awareness and an innovative Predator Compensation Fund.

The lodge was totally rebuilt in 2008 and only local materials were used. No two suites are the same. The lodge sleeps a maximum of 16 guests in 7 suites, all with an en-suite bedroom and veranda with views of the waterhole and Mt Kilimanjaro. Each has its own private plunge pool extended lounge areas. All have a roof top seating area which can be converted to a 'star bed' so you can sleep out under the stars, a memorable experience. There is one family villa with two bedrooms and a shared lounge and bathroom.

Communal areas include a number of lounges, bar, library indoor and outdoor dining areas, and a rim-flow pool where you can relax and enjoy views of Kilimanjaro and the plains.

Wildlife is plentiful and includes a variety of plains game, plus elephant, rhino, lion, leopard, cheetah, and while here you can take day and night game drives, observe wildlife from the hide by the waterhole and go on guided walks. Other activities include horse-riding for all standards of riders, mountain biking and visits to the local Maasai communities and projects. It's possible to join the guides on foot for a spot of tracking and see how they track for both wildlife and poachers, an exhilarating experience.

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Ol Donyo Lodge

Ol Donyo Lodge lounge at dusk

Ol Donyo Lodge is in the Chyulu Hills between Amboseli and Tsavo National Parks in southern Kenya.

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