Daily flights aboard a lightweight aircraft are offered between the Ol Donyo airstrip and the Wilson domestic airport in Nairobi, as well as some additional locations in Kenya. The airstrip can also accommodate private aircraft. The lodge is a 30-minute drive from the airstrip, and ground transfers are included in the cost of the stay.
Ol Donyo is located in a remote area with no immediate access to a pharmacy, bank, or ATM. Guests should pack all needed prescriptions and medications, and money can be exchanged for the local currency at the airport in Nairobi. Travel visas can be obtained upon arrival in Kenya.
Please note that the lodge is situated in a malaria area, and it is recommended that guests consult their physician or travel clinic regarding the latest, easily administered malaria prophylaxis.
Due to its location near the equator, the weather at Ol Donyo fluctuates only slightly across seasons. Nights are generally cool with temperatures ranging between 59 and 68 degrees Fahrenheit, and daytime temperatures reach between 77 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit. There are two short rainy seasons—heavy rains fall between April and May and light rains come in November.
Please note: The light airplanes that fly into Ol Donyo have luggage restrictions. Each person’s luggage may weigh no more than 33 pounds (15 kilograms) and must be packed in soft bags. Dinners are casual and laundry service is available, so guests are encouraged to pack lightly.
Children ages five and older are welcome at Ol Donyo, and there are several accommodation options for families. Kids are invited to participate in many of the lodge experiences, including game drives. The Young Explorers Program offers additional excursions specially designed for children, many of which incorporate lessons in wildlife conservation and opportunities for cultural discovery. Take a look at some of these activities below.
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