Ol Donyo Lodge
Ol Donyo Lodge is a close favorite offering an exclusive and magical experience to those who visit. I have loved so many things about this lodge from its majestic stand-alone suites to living side by side with elephants.
Ol Donyo Lodge is located on the slopes of the Chyulu Hills National Park between the Amboseli and Tsavo West National Park in southeast Kenya. It is the heart of the 275,000-acre Mbirikani Group Ranch. The lodge works closely with the local Maasai people, incorporating their rich culture. It is the one place where you wake up to the famous Mount Kilimanjaro and the distant roars of lions. Ol Donyo Lodge is where your fantasies of living with popular wildlife come to fulfillment.
The lodge comprises eight spacious, stand-alone guest suites. No two of these are the same. Each comes with an exclusive plunge pool, a rooftop terrace for romantic or deeply personal relaxation beneath the sparkling sky. This bush lodge has the most luxurious décor, which includes art from the greatest artists around Africa. It is traditional yet contemporary.
Ol Donyo gives you everything from stunning indoor and outdoor dining areas to outdoor campfire and sweeping views. There are activities to be enjoyed and explored by the whole family. Although relaxation and a close touch of wildlife and nature are a major part of your trip, the lodge offers free Wifi and an exciting library to keep you connected to the outside world. Shop a selection of local arts and crafts as well.
On the lodge, guests can enjoy twice-daily game drives. Explore the safari by foot, in a vehicle, or on horseback. Bike alongside exotic creatures like the giraffe. See the views that include Mount Kilimanjaro. Watch elephants slake their thirsts at the waterhole nearby. Finish with fhorseback riding, Maasai village visits, mountain biking, and day trips to the Amboseli National Park. After a rewarding adventure, you can cool off and indulge in a relaxing massage at the lodge.
What is a magnificent lodge without an equally thrilling menu? How these meals are served make it even better. The lodge hosts breakfast on the plains, candlelit dinners in the main dining room or under the African sky, lunches on the veranda and late nights around the outdoor fireplace. The meals are mostly anything you could wish for.
Ol Donyo Lodge is a pioneer among safari lodges. It is also a significant contributor to sustainable tourism. I’m extremely excited to have this lodge as part of my Kenya safari. I would like to thank Tim Lapage and everyone at Safari Experts of Park City, Utah for their assistance in planning this Kenya Safari.
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