The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille


  • Your stay benefits the local community
  • Exclusive wilderness location and superb views
  • Safaris led by Maasai and Samburu guides
  • Lovely infinity pool and complimentary spa treatments
  • Private dining in a range of locations
  • Luxurious private villas

Open: The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille is open all year. It first opened in 2007.

Location: The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille is in a private conservancy of over 16,000 hectares, over three times the size of Manhattan. It is in the far north of the Laikipia Plateau about 75kms northwest of Mount Kenya, and one of the highest points in Laikipia.

Rooms: There are four villas, each with a lounge, dining area and terrace. The Eyrie sleeps two people and is a cosy, secluded house which features an outdoor bathtub built into the rocks. The Sultan's House is usually used for two but can accommodate a family of four and has views of a waterhole. The Colonel's House is a two storey building with two en-suite bedrooms each with a terrace, sunken bath and shower open to the sky, plus a plunge pool. It sleeps up to four people. The Chief's House is the largest, sleeping up to six people in three en-suite bedrooms, and has its own plunge pool. All are decorated according to the theme suggested by their name. Each villa has butler and valet service, and at night an Askari guard escorts you from and to your villa.

Activities: Game drives by day and night, guided walks, bird watching, camel trekking and horse riding (experienced riders only, payable locally) are all offered. You can visit local Maasai and Samburu communities and learn about their culture. You are also welcome to visit ongoing conservation projects. Each villa comes with its own guide and vehicle. At the lodge you can play petanque and croquet, take part in yoga sessions and use the jogging track and exercise stations.

Facilities: There is a central area with a library-cum-lounge with a range of games, books, DVDs and a DVD player, an upper storey viewing deck, a spa offering unlimited free treatments including massage, aromatherapy and beauty treatments, and an outdoor infinity pool and pool deck. There are two waterholes near the lodge so you can watch animals as you relax. The lodge has an art gallery and shop. There is a laundry service.

Dining: Meals are served in a number of locations, and private dining is the norm. Bush meals can be organised.

Children: Children of all ages are welcome.

Health: This is a non malarial area.

Communication: There is free wifi in the reception area. There is mobile phone coverage.

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