Ol Donyo Lodge
Ol Donyo lodge is an exclusive luxury lodge situated on the slopes of the volcanic Chyulu hills with unparalleled views of Mount Kilimanjaro, Ol Donyo lodge is wedged between two of Kenya prominent tourist destinations that is Tsavo East and Amboseli national parks in the heart of the Chyulu hills. The lodge is set on a 275000 acres of private land owned by Mbirikani group, this land borders chyulu hills national park and the lodge also sits in the thick woodland.
Ol Donyo lodge was originally built in 1987 by Richard Bonham a bush pilot and a conservationist, in 2008 the lodge was transformed into an exclusive safari destination aiming at offering comfortable accommodation to visitors of both Amboseli national park and Chyulu hills national park.
Accommodation offered at Ol Donyo lodge
Ol Donyo lodge blends perfectly contemporary designs with the rich culture of the Masai people, the lodge offers comfortable accommodation in its 7 suites that is 3 pool suites, 3 deluxe pool suites and 1 Sambu suite. Ol Donyo lodge accommodates a maximum of 16 guests with an additional guide’s room and for the family visitors with children aged from 5-15 the best accommodation choice is the pool side suites. These suites were constructed in a way that they rise from the landscape on either sides of the palatial lounge and dining area, each suite has its own private plug pool and roof terrace equipped with an intimate star bed from which you can sleep and have an adventurous night looking at the stars. Suites at Ol Donyo lodge are categorized as the following.
- Standard pool Suites
Pool suites at Ol Donyo lodge are three in number, this suite is approximately 44 square kilometers in size. Each suite consists of one spacious en-suite bedroom with 1 king or 2 twin beds, each suite has a private plunge pool, a rooftop star bed. Each room features harmonious décor, yoga mats and bands, free access Wi-Fi, celling fan, mosquitoes on each bed, a safety box, one pair of binoculars, a professional camera body and lens kit. these rooms also consist of an en-suite bathroom which is equipped with eco-hair dryer, bathrobes and slippers, separate toilet, deep stone tub and indoor and outdoor.
These suites are meant for the occupancy of only 2 adults and no extra bed is offered for an extra individual, from your suite you get views of the waterhole, savannah and Mount Kilimanjaro.
NOTE: children under the age of 5 years are not allowed in these suites.
- Deluxe Pool Suites
Deluxe pool suites at Ol Donyo lodge are three in number, these suites are approximately 68 square meters with 1 king or 2 twin beds. Each suite has a private plunge pool and rooftop star bed and offers views of the waterhole, savannah and scenic peaks of mountain Kilimanjaro. Each room in suites consists of a complimentary free access Wi-Fi, ceiling fans, and mosquito nets on each bed, safety box, yoga mats, one pair of binoculars and a professional camera body and lens kit.
Deluxe pool suites consists of an en-suite bathroom with a deep stone tube, indoor and outdoor shower, eco-dryer, bathrobes and slippers and a separate toilet. Deluxe pool suites are occupancy of 2 adults with 1 child maximum.
NOTE: in deluxe pool suites children under the age of 5 years are not allowed
- Sambu Suite
Sambu suite is only one at Ol Donyo lodge consisting of 2 en-suite bed rooms with of 1 king or 2 beds in each room, Sambu suite consists of a separate sitting area, fireplace, terrace, private plunge pool and a roof top star bed. Each bedroom of the suite is approximately 360 square feet in size with an outside seated area shared with a fireplace and pool with a size of 150 square meters.
Sambu suite offers views of the water whole, savannah and Mount Kilimanjaro, each room in this suite consists of amenities like free access Wi-Fi, ceiling fans, mosquito nets on each bed, a safety box for your precious belongings, yoga mats, one pair of binoculars and a professional camera body and lens kit. Sambu suite rooms also consists of an en-suite bathroom which features a deep stone tub, indoor and outdoor shower, eco-dryer, bathrobes and slippers and a separate toilet
Sambu suite is accommodates 4 adults with 1 child maximum which makes it a perfect accommodation for a family and 1 extra child bed is possibly offered.
NOTE: children below the age of 5 years are not allowed residence at this suite
Services and facilities offered at Ol Donyo lodge
- Swimming Pool
- Wi-Fi (intermittent): in-room
- Computer with internet access
- Mobile phone signal
- 24 hour electricity
- Charging facilities: in-room & main areas
- Laptop & mobile phone usage limited to in-room use
- Wheelchair friendly
- Gift Shop
- Guest Areas: dining area, lounge, fireplace, library, bar, pool lounge/dining area & campfire
IN ROOM AMENITIES OFFERED AT OL DONYO LODGE
- Hot & cold running water
- Flush toilet
- Hot water indoor shower
- Hot water outdoor shower
- Views of waterhole & Mount Kilimanjaro
- Private plunge pool
- Private verandah
- Private ‘star bed’ roof top terrace
- Mosquito net
- In-room safe
ACTIVITIES OFFERED BY OL DONYO LODGE
- Day & night game drives
- Guided bush walks
- Bush meals
- Horse riding
- Mountain biking
- Game tracking
- Fly camping
- Scenic Kilimanjaro flights
- Star bed sleep out
- Open-air hide & waterhole game viewing
- Children’s activities
- Spa treatments
- Cultural community visits
Ol Donyo lodge is open throughout the year to receiving visitors, as a visitors on your safari in both Amboseli national park and chyulu hills national park the lodge should be your number one choice of accommodation. Ol Donyo lodge does not only offer accommodation, the lodge its self is a spectacular scene to see and offers many safari activities to keep you entertained throughout your stay.