Ol Donyo Lodge

The Relais & Châteaux Ol Donyo Lodge is set in Kenya’s Chyulu Hills between Tsavo East and Amboseli national parks, with views of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Set in the beautiful Chyulu Hills between Tsavo East and Amboseli national parks, the Relais & Châteaux Ol Donyo Lodge offers sweeping views of iconic Mount Kilimanjaro on a clear day. There are just 7 stone chalets in total including a two-bedroom family unit, nestled on a hillside. All feature their own private pools and roof terraces where “star beds” can be set up so guests can enjoy the experience of sleeping beneath a million stars.

The arid 275,000-acre Maasai-owned ranch upon which Ol Donyo Lodge is sited may not have the Masai Mara’s dense wildlife, but it is a hauntingly lovely place where some of Africa’s last remaining giant tuskers still roam. Here, leopard calls are often heard at night and lion are slowly being pulled back from the brink of extinction.

Wildlife viewing can be done at Ol Donyo Lodge in classic open 4WD vehicles, on foot, by bicycle or on horseback. Fly camping is also possible for guests staying a little longer. Back at the lodge, delicious meals are served in the palatial dining area and massages are possible in the privacy of your room. There is also a shared lounge, where guests can relax or mingle.

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Accommodation in Amboseli, Chyulu Hills and Tsavo West regions

Below are some of our preferred tented camps and safari lodges in the Amboseli, Chyulu Hills and Tsavo West regions. Please contact us to tailor design a selection of accommodation options to suit the style of your trip, and your budget.

Ol Donyo Lodge

The Relais & Châteaux Ol Donyo Lodge is set in Kenya's Chyulu Hills between Tsavo East and Amboseli national parks, with views of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Severin Safari Camp

Severin Safari Camp is one of just three camps in Kenya's remote Tsavo West National Park, wedged between Mzima Springs and the mighty Tsavo River.

Tortilis

Tortilis offers stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro. This safari lodges sits by Kenya's Amboseli National Park, renowned for reliably good elephant viewing.

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Kenya Overview

What are the best things to do in Kenya?
Kenya has so many exciting and wonderful experiences to enjoy that the options are endless. Top experiences include:

  • Witnessing the great wildebeest migration (September to October) in the Masai Mara.
  • Exploring Samburu Game Reserve with its big game as well as rare endemic species.
  • Breakfast with the Rothschild’s giraffes at Giraffe Manor.
  • Thousands of flamingos and pelicans on the Rift Valley lakes .
  • Getting close to rhino in Laikipia.
  • Meeting the Samburu or Maasai and learning about their culture.

What is the climate like in Kenya?
The highland areas have a temperate climate (22°- 25°C) due to the high altitude, however  it is hotter in low-lying areas like the Rift Valley (30°- 35°C). The coast is hot and humid most of the year. Kenya has two rainy seasons, the ‘short rains’ that take place over 5-6 weeks in November and December and the ‘long rains’ that occur during March to May.

How do I get to Kenya?
Kenya’s major capital Nairobi is the main entry point into the country. Major airlines that fly into Nairobi include British Airways, Etihad Airways, Emirates, Lufthansa and Air France. From Nairobi, Kenya Airways offers flights to other popular African destinations including South Africa, Uganda, Rwanda and Zimbabwe.

What can I combine Kenya with?
Kenya is often combined with neighbouring Tanzania, and with Uganda or Rwanda for a trek to see the gorillas. A few days on the beautiful beaches of the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar is a very popular way to end a Kenyan safari.

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