Lentorre Lodge has a spectacular and remote location on the lower slopes of the Great Rift Valley escarpment in southern Kenya. Not far from the intensely alkaline lakes Magadi and Natron, and with views of Shompole Mountain in front, the lodge sits on a ridge at the foot of the escarpment in the 25,000 hectare Olkirimatian Conservancy which is owned by the local Masai community.
Accommodation & Facilities
Lentorre Lodge has just six villas built from timber, canvas and thatch. Two villas have two bedrooms for a family, along with a central lounge. One has an upstairs bedroom for children and the other is on the same level as the main bedroom. The villas have en-suite bathrooms, ceiling fans over the beds, and private plunge pools on their private decks. The open sided design allows guests to enjoy the magnificent views and a cooling breeze. The lodges has two main buildings, one higher up the hill than the other. Both have a bar and dining spaces, and while the upper lodge has superb views of the surrounding wilderness, the lower part is close to the waterhole and the air-conditioned sunken hide. The lower part also has a main pool.
Wildlife & Activities
The landscape in the Rift Valley is of volcanic origin, and as a result offers an astonishing variety of habitats, ranging from dense forests beside the springs and rivers flowing out of the escarpment, acacia woodland, open grassland, marshes, distant views of the active volcano in Tanzania, Ol Donyo Lengai, and the soda lakes. The wildlife on Olkirimatian and adjacent Shompole conservancies is varied and includes all of East Africa’s iconic species except rhino. Activities at Lentorre include day and night wildlife drives on 85,000 hectares of private Masai owned land, walking safaris of varying lengths, bush meals, bird watching, fishing, and getting to know about the fascinating culture of the welcoming Masai people.