Ol Donyo Lodge is set amidst dense woodland at the foot of the Chyulu Hills between Tsavo East and Amboseli National Parks, with Mount Kilimanjaro punctuating the horizon.
Tusker elephants and roaming lions were almost lost in this region before the pioneering conservation project was established. A conservancy fee and annual lease fee go directly to the community of 4,000 Maasai who own the ranch land on which the camp sits. In return, the community guarantees the protection of the wildlife for whom the land is home.
There are six suites which emerge from the landscape, all individually designed in order to combine alfresco with indoor living. All suites including one two-bedroom family unit have got their own plunge pool overlooking the plains and a roof terrace; 'star beds' can be set up for intimate nights observing the magical African sky.
There is a vast array of different activities other than the typical game drives on offer, from horse riding to wild studio yoga.
Children aged five and over are welcome.
- Wildlife enthusiasts.
- Photography lovers.
- Star gazers.
- Couples and families.
THINGS TO DO AT THE LODGE:
- Star gazing whilst sleeping outside on private star beds.
- Unwind with an in-room massage.
- Relax in your private plunge pool and admire the scenery.
THINGS TO DO NEARBY:
- 4x4 open vehicle game drives in the early morning and late afternoon.
- Guided bushwalks.
- Breakfast and dinners in the bush.
- Night drives.
- Horse riding in the exclusive wilderness.
- Photographic safari.
- Wild studio yoga.
- Flying safari.
- The Great Plains Young Explorers program.
- Walking in the hills.
- Mountain biking.
- Tracking the wildlife.
- Learning about conservation.
- Community out-reach programmes.
- Viewing wildlife in an open-air hide.