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Chyulu Hills , Kenya

Ol Donyo

  • Unrivalled views of Mount Kilimanjaro.
  • It is here that some of Africa's last giant elephant bulls roam freely and the haunting calls of leopards interrupt the night.
  • Combining luxurious and traditional decoration, Ol Donyo is one of the most attractive lodges in East Africa.

Facilities include

Swimming pool Bush Bar Large sitting room with fireplace Star Gazing Beds In-Room Massages

Activities include

  • Guided Birding
  • Cultural Visits
  • Mountain Biking
  • Day/Night Drives
  • Horseback Safaris
  • Guided Bush Walks
  • Bush Breakfasts & Dinners
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About

About Ol Donyo

Ol Donyo Lodge is set on 275,000 acres nestled in the foothills of the Chyulus with views over the plains to Mount Kilimanjaro, the lodge blends seamlessly into the landscape. Combining contemporary design with rich Maasai culture each of ol Donyo’s villas and suits are individually styled and decorated, each room has their own plunge pool and enjoy roof terraces where intimate “star beds” can be set up, allowing guests the thrill of sleeping in style under the african sky.

There are a variety of activities available from the lodge, horse riding, guided bush walks, twice daily game drives and for children a personal guide can be provided who can provide a number of fun activities for your little one including bush survival course to name a few. After a full day of activities guests find themselves relaxing in the lodge pool and enjoying much needed sundowners on the deck overlooking the plains.

Practical info

Practical info

Location

ol Donyo Lodge is situated on the slopes of the Chyulu Hills, with exclusive access to a quarter of a million acres of one of the few remaining wilderness areas of East Africa. The open plains, rolling Chyulu Hills and snow capped peak of Kilimanjaro invoke images of Africa as it was in the earlier part of the last century; wildlife and Maasai herdsman living as nature determined they should in this unspoilt corner of Kenya. ol Donyo Lodge in Maasai means “The Spotted Hills”, and is the name given by the Maasai to the Chyulu Range which runs between Amboseli and Tsavo National Parks. ol Donyo Lodge is looked after by Richard and Tara Bonham with a team of dedicated and friendly staff.

How to get there

ol Donyo Lodge is a fifty minute flight in a private air charter
Daily scheduled SafariLink flight departing Wilson Airport
The Scheduled flight is US$ 346 return. Departs Wilson at 07h30 and the flight is about 45 mins. Departs Chyulus airstrip at 08h30 to get you back to Wilson at about 09h30-09h45.
ol Donyo is a four hour drive south-east of Nairobi.

When to go

Regular Season: 5th January - 28th February
Green Season: 1st March - 31st May
High Season: 1st - 30th June and 1st - 31st October
Premium Season: 1st July - 30th September and 20th December - 4th January

Important Information

In the event of cancellation:

More than 120 days prior to reservation, the deposit is returned net of bank charges.
Between 120 days and 46 days, 20% of the full value is forfeited.
Between 45 days and 31 days, 50% of the full value is forfeited.
Less than 30 days (and no shows) - 95% forfeited

Children

Travelling with children

Children 5 - 15 welcome in Pool Cottage at 50% of the adult rate.

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