ol Donyo Lodge: The Experience

Located in Chyulu Hills, Kenya

Join an expert tracker to explore the diverse landscapes surrounding the lodge on foot, and learn about animal activity in the area.

Set out in an open safari vehicle and take in up-close views of area wildlife, including large-tusked elephants.

The Chyulu Hills are home to large herds of free-roaming elephants.

Blend in with the area wildlife on a guided horseback safari.

Ride across grassy plains alongside giraffes, zebras, and other wildlife.

Area wildlife reacts differently to your presence when you travel on hoof.

Unwind with a relaxing massage in the privacy of your suite.

Ol Donyo takes guests far beyond the standard safari, offering abundant opportunities to get out from behind the wheel of a game vehicle for a more diverse and comprehensive experience in the savanna. Explore the varied landscapes of the Chyulu Hills, climbing volcanic peaks, navigating underground lava tunnels, riding on horseback across the plain, or sleeping in the bush on a fly-camping trip. Here, each day is guided by the unique needs of the individual guest, with the only constant being nightly sundowner cocktails under the endless African sky.

Things to Do

Activity inclusions vary by rate type and package. Please inquire with the lodge when requesting your reservation.

  • Game Drives
  • Bush Walks
  • Horseback Safaris
  • Bird-watching
  • Hiking and Mountain Biking
  • Fly Camping
  • Maasai Village Visits
  • Amboseli National Park Tour
  • Mount Kilimanjaro Flightseeing
  • Yoga

Food and Drink

Guests are encouraged to dine at the time and place of their choosing. Join fellow travelers on a candlelit patio overlooking the plains, savor gourmet specialties in the privacy of your suite, or have a table set up in the bush for an unforgettable meal. Travelers who find themselves at the lodge before dinnertime are encouraged to gather around the campfire for sundowner cocktails, participating in the African tradition of sharing stories after a full day of adventures.

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