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 extinction.
Ol Donyo Lodge blends contemporary design with rich Maasai culture. Each villa and suite is individually styled and decorated, with its own plunge pool and views across the rolling plains to the iconic Mount Kilimanjaro. For added magic, each suite also boasts its own roof terrace where private "star beds" allow you to experience the thrill of sleeping in style under a canopy of endless stars. The lodge also offers a notable variety of activities, including horse riding, bush walks, mountain biking and visits to nearby villages, whilst children will be very well looked after through the Young Explorers program.
Please note: Ol Donyo Lodge will close for rebuilding works from 1st April until 24th May 2023.
- One of only 3 Relais & Chateaux properties in Kenya
- Renowned for its horse safaris
- Perfect for families - children will experience bushcraft activities
- Private "star beds" offer an unforgettable sleep-out experience
At a glance
- 6 Suites & 1 Family Suite
- Only 5 Years+
- Open All Year
- Family Rooms
- All Inclusive
"Keen photographers should enquire about the open-air hide, known as the log-jam, below the lodge where you will be able to watch elephants and other big game from very close quarters as they drink at one of Ol Donyo's famous waterholes."
Adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most.
Big 5 Safari
Guided Walking Safari
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Family holiday to Ol Donyo Lodge
This property will stick in our memory forever. Savannah, Grahm, Joshua, and Sike, truly made this stay incredible. The food was AMAZING. The dining locations were amazing. The watering hole with the blinds you could walk down to was our favorite! I will 100% return to this property.Read full review
Family holiday to Ol Donyo Lodge
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Holiday to Ol Donyo Lodge
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 o…Read full review
holiday to Ol Donyo Lodge
Sean was an exceptional host! I loved being seated with the entire group at dinner!Read full review