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The Colonel's House
- Exclusive, fully staffed house with your own personal guide and safari vehicle
- Activities tailored to your groups requirements
- Ideally suited for families and small groups craving privacy
Facilities includeWIFI Swimming pool Spa Butler Bar
- Game Walks
- Game Drives
- Camel Treks
- Horse Riding
- Spa Treatments
- Helicopter Trips
- Boules and Croquet
- Mountain & Quad Biking
- Bush Meals & Sundowners
- Visits to Craft Village
- Conservation and Community Work
Seasons in Kenya
About The Colonel's House
In “Campaign” style, this house seems truly to be the bush home of a well-travelled military man. With brass-bound furniture, oriental carpets, and a beautiful “Knole” sofa in front of an open fire you can feel a connection with a bygone era of comfort and style. The house has two double bedrooms, sitting and dining rooms and a kitchen. Each bedroom has a dressing room, shower and a sunken bath. There is a courtyard for outdoor dining featuring a plunge-pool.
As well as your own private house, you have your own butler, valet, and Maasai guide with exclusive use of a safari car, to cater for your every need. The international chef creates fine cuisine which you can enjoy from the luxury of your secluded decking area.
The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille is a ground-breaking partnership between private investors, conservation organisations and the neighbouring Maasai and Samburu communities. They balance luxury travel and economic development with ambitious conservation and community development programs.
Ol Lentille is perched on the flanks of a wooded rock kopje, in the heart of a private conservation area comprised of 20,000 acres of grassy hills and deep valleys, heavily wooded with many acacia species and African olives. It is named after Ol Lentille, a huge hill from the top of which an astonishing panorama of Northern Kenya unfolds. The Ol Lentille Conservancy is home to the endangered African wild dog, greater kudu, leopard, striped and spotted hyena and klipspringer, as well as many elephant.
How to get there
We will assist you with all necessary internal transfers after booking.
International flights arrive at Jomo Kenyatta (Nairobi).
Daily scheduled flights are available from Wilson Airport, Nairobi to Nanyuki.
Private air charter from Nanyuki (less than 30 minutes) or Nairobi to the private airstrip (1200m) or helipad are also available.
Boskovic Air Charters
From Nanyuki Airstrip:
Transfer to Ol Lentille is 90 minutes away
Road transfer from/to Nanyuki is £230 one way per vehicle (max 6 pax)
From Loisaba Airstrip:
Daily scheduled flight from Wilson Airport to Loisaba
Transfer to Ol Lentille is 60-75 minutes away
Road transfer from/to Loisaba is £163 one way per vehicle (max 6 pax)
By road from Nairobi to The Eyrie is a 4.5 hour drive
Nairobi – Nanyuki 3 hours
Nanyuki – Ol Lentille 1.5 hours (4wd needed)
Road transfers are time dependent on the time of year.
NB. All prices and times are subject to change.
When to go
The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille is open all year.
The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille is a unique property, where all 4 private houses can be booked by more than one party at a time. There is daily on-site management. The other 3 private houses at Ol Lentille are:
The Sultan's House
The Chief's House
The risk of malaria at Ol Lentille's altitude is very low. However, you should be guided by your doctor.
Ol Lentille enjoys well over 300 sunny days per year. It sits at an altitude of over 1800 m / 6000 ft. Daytime temperatures are typically 25 °C/77 F, and at night 15 °C/59 F. There is little seasonal variation. Short rains in October/November and long rains in April/May bring out a mass of wild flowers, river flow and a vast array of new wildlife.
CHECK IN - 11:00 AM
CHECK OUT - 10:00 AM
Travelling with children
All Children are welcome.
Children aged 5 years and below sharing with adults shall stay free of charge on half board basis (extra bed/baby cot on request)
Children aged between 6-12yrs sharing with adults, a rate of 25% of applicable contract twin rate shall apply.
Children aged 12 years and below occupying their own room pay 75% of the applicable contract adult per person sharing rate.
Children age 13 years and above sharing parent’s room, a rate of 40% applicable contract twin rate shall apply.
Children age 13 years and above occupying their own room pay 100% of the applicable contract adult rate.
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- We will customise your requirements with the help of our true expert knowledge.
- We will create the best experience possible at a truly transparent price.