Ol Donyo Lodge
Nestled within the enchanting landscape between two of Kenya's national parks, Tsavo East and Amboseli, ol Donyo Lodge offers a truly exceptional experience. Located in the heart of the Chyulu Hills, this lodge boasts an awe-inspiring backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro.
My stay at Ol Donyo Lodge was nothing short of extraordinary – from a suite that exceeded all expectations to an exploration of a veritable Eden teeming with wildlife. Loved the bush breakfast beneath the acacia tree.
Ol Donyo Lodge boasts a vast thatched communal area, where you'll find a cozy lounge adorned with exquisite wildlife photographs, offering a glimpse of the real creatures in their natural habitat. A well-stocked bar and a library complete with reference books to aid in identifying the diverse antelope and other species are at your disposal. Don't miss the delightful sundowners, featuring must-try macadamia chicken canapés, and meals served on the spacious veranda or in the open outdoors. For those seeking respite from the heat, a generously sized infinity pool awaits, and a gift shop showcases stunning Masai beaded artwork.
The lodge features ten charming thatch-roof suites, each offering enchanting views of the waterhole and the expansive plains, with the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance. These suites feature lofty ceilings and glass front walls, which are equipped with thick curtains for privacy at night. Inside, you'll discover a plush king-sized bed, a convenient coffee-making station, and two inviting chairs facing the waterhole. The en-suite facilities include both indoor and outdoor showers, a bathtub, and, in most units, a private plunge pool. Additionally, the units feature a unique "star bed" for unforgettable rooftop sleepouts, creating a truly magical experience.
A plethora of activities awaits you at Ol Donyo Lodge. Embark on thrilling game drives, explore the wilderness on horseback or bike, venture into captivating lava tubes, embark on a captivating walking safari, and savor the enchantment of sleeping under the stars, complete with bush breakfasts and dinners. Witness wildlife from an open-air hide or book an adventure in fly-camping. The lodge proudly collaborates with the local community to safeguard endangered species and combat poaching. While the lodge may be a premium choice, it's heartening to know that a portion of each visitor's conservancy fee contributes to the community's well-being.