Ol Donyo Lodge
Ol Donyo Lodge is a private lodge on the slopes of the Chyulu Hills in Kenya. It is set on a hillside in a 300,000 acre Masai community ranch and has breathtaking views over the plains to snow-capped Kilimanjaro beyond.
Accommodation & Facilities
The lodge sleeps 20 people in ten guest suites which are housed in six stand alone cottages, and accommodation type ranges from two bed suites to four roomed cottages with their own private lounges and swimming pool. The four bed option is perfect for families or small groups of friends who prefer that extra privacy. All bedrooms have spacious en-suite bathrooms with superb views, a shower and bath, flush loo and additional outdoor shower. Each room has its own rooftop sundowner / “star-beds” spot where guests enjoy dramatic views over the plains and onto Mount Kilimanjaro. More adventurous guests have the option to sleep out safely on these rooftops to enjoy a night sleeping under the stars.
Wildlife & Activities
A wide variety of wildlife can be found in this area but due to the low number of tourists, the game is more shy than other areas. You may need to work a little harder than you would in the Masai Mara, but you might be able to see gerenuk, hyena, bat ear foxes, lion, huge elephant, jackal, wild dog and large numbers of zebra, wildebeest, giraffe and other antelope. The combination of plains and hills around Ol Donyo Lodge is stunning, and offers guests a wide range of beautiful walks and rides, as well as day and night game drives and mountain biking. Another great option for the more adventurous is to fly camp out on the plains under the stars which can be organised from the lodge.