ol Donyo Lodge is located on over 111,000 hectares of private land in the heart of the Chyulu Hills, set between Kenya’s Tsavo and Amboseli National Parks. The property is honed from the ancient lava rock that spewed out of Kilimanjaro 360,000 years ago, creating a timelessness that touches everyone who visits. ol Donyo Lodge blends contemporary design with the rich culture of the Maasai.

Each suite at ol Donyo Lodge offers its own window to the soul of the East African safari. Their views look out over the suite’s plunge pool and across the rolling plains to Mount Kilimanjaro. All six suites plus a two-bedroom family suite have stunning star beds, where you can sleep out under the canopy of stars and listen to the hyenas and lions moving around. ol Donyo Lodge embraces its community heritage, and their guides can take you to a nearby village, offering authentic experiences that will change your life. Walk, cycle, horse ride, drive around the conservancy, later returning to Relais and Châteaux quality meals served by their Executive Chef and his team.

  • Located on the Mbirikani Group Ranch – 111,000 hectares (275,000 acres) of private wild Africa bordering Chyulu Hills National Park and owned by 4,000 Maasai
six suites plus a two-bedroom family suite
en-suite flushing toilet and hot outdoor showers
Private or communal dining at the main dining area, bush meal available
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Families, couples, single travellers or small groups



  • Game drives
  • Bush walks
  • Swimming
  • bush breakfast and dinners
  • hiking
  • extinct lava tube exploration
  • horse riding (for all guests who are intermediate to experienced riders)
  • mountain bike safaris
  • tracking, conservation and community outreach programmes
  • wildlife viewing in open-air and sunken hides
  • sleep outs on private “star beds” above the guest’s pool suites