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Ol Donyo Lodge

Discover 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.

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Expert View

  • 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

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We handpick partners who share our commitment to protecting their environment, conserving wildlife and benefitting local communities.

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INSIDER TIP

"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."

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