ol Donyo Lodge

Set on the slopes of the Chyulu Hills, in the 275,000 acres of the Mbirikani Group Ranch, ol Donyo Lodge is an excellent property for game viewing and getting back to nature. It is a place of timeless wild beauty presided over by the magnificent summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.Founded by Richard and Tara Bonham, in partnership with renowned filmmakers and conservationists, Dereck and Beverly Joubert, the lodge is a flagship for conservation in the area, with tourism to ol Donyo directly benefiting the local communities. It is here that some of Africa's last giant elephant bulls roam freely, the haunting calls of leopards interrupt the night and, thanks to conservation efforts, lion are being pulled back from the brink of annihilation.

The lodge underwent a complete rebuild in 2008 and offers guests the perfect base for exploring the surrounding wilderness. All of ol Donyo's villas and suites are individually styled and decorated, with interiors comfortable and sporting traditional African flair. All of the rooms have 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 a canopy of endless stars. This is a very attractive lodge, one that never feels a chore to retire to of an evening - its inviting ambiance and strong service ensure a pleasant stay.

Activities from the lodge are extremely good; with a range of things on offer. Horse riding is a unique way to take in the beautiful scenery, as are hill and bush walks. Game drives are present and are twice daily, while for children a special guide can be assigned to provide a number of fun activities, including a bush survival course. After a hard day exploring relaxing in the lodge pool is the only option.

How to get to ol Donyo Lodge

A 1 hour flight from Wilson Airport in Nairobi to the lodge airfield followed by around a 30 minute transfer to the property.

Activities at ol Donyo Lodge

Hill and bush walks, mountain biking, children's activities, game drives and horse riding.

Ol Donyo Lodge Reviews

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Client Score: 5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews 5 Showing 1 - 2 of 3 reviews
Ol Donyo Lodge

Mrs. Jeanne Tuite

5

Sean was an exceptional host! I loved being seated with the entire group at dinner!

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Ol Donyo Lodge

Gillian Ramsdale & Mark Creed

5

I would give Ol Donyo more than 5/5 if I could! It was superb! We had our own driver/guide the whole time so we could plan what we wanted to do without being confined to set drive times. The rooms at the lodge are superb - huge living room, bedroom and bathroom with exquisite furnishings, our own outdoor plunge pool with views of the watering hole, and a star bed…

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Selected Itineraries

Our favorite itineraries that visit ol Donyo Lodge

Cheetahs, Copper & Cameras

Days
8
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $7,110 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Kenya
Locations
Masai Mara, Amboseli & Chyulu Hills

The Greatest Safari On Earth

Days
14
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $48,330 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Botswana, Kenya
Locations
Linyanti, Okavango Delta, Masai Mara, Amboseli & Chyulu Hills

Amboseli and Masai Mara Fly-in Safari

Days
8
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $4,610 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Kenya
Locations
Masai Mara, Amboseli & Chyulu Hills

Kenya Safari and Coast Fly-in Holiday

Days
11
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $7,410 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Kenya
Locations
Kenya Coast & Islands, Masai Mara, Amboseli & Chyulu Hills