Ol Donyo Lodge
Ol Donyo 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 and Facilities
The lodge has nine suites including one two bedroom suite. All have spacious en-suite bathrooms with superb views, a shower and bath, flush loo, additional outdoor shower and plunge pool. 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. The public areas include a dining area, lounge, fire pit and pool.
Wildlife and 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 is stunning, and offers guests a wide range of beautiful walks and rides, as well as day and night game drives and mountain biking. Two hides offer guests at Ol Donyo the chance to see animals coming to the waterhole. An option for the more adventurous is to fly camp out on the plains under the stars, or in one of the hides.