Aerial view of a guest chalet at Ol Donyo lodgeAerial view of a guest chalet at Ol Donyo lodge

Ol Donyo

From: $750.00

ol Donyo comprises 275 000 acres on the border of Tsavo East National Park. Six pool suites and one family unit blend beautifully into the landscape. With a variety of activities from mountain biking, horseback rides and cultural visits it’s the perfect location for all safari occasions.


ol Donyo

Chyulu Hills National PaRK

ol Donyo Lodge is located on the Maasai-owned Mbirikani Group Ranch. The area comprises 275,000 acres of wilderness between Amboseli and Tsavo National Parks and bordering Chyulu Hills National Park. This stunningly beautiful area is incredibly diverse, and often has spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro.

There is no other lodge in Africa that offers such diverse experiences in an exclusive location. This is one of Kenya’s only two Relais & Chateaux properties. The lodge is perched on a hillside with views of Africa’s classic savannahs below. Six pool suites plus one two-bedroom family unit offer contemporary and rustic accommodation. ol Donyo is a perfect location for families, honeymooners or multi-generational groups.

ol Donyo is unique for the wide variety of activities it offers, cultural visits, excellent wildlife viewing, hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking. ol Donyo Lodge is a place to feel Africa. Coupled with the lodge’s fine dining, massage, infinity pool, star beds and multiple lounges it is a place to relax and unwind. The semi-arid region offers a more diverse safari experience to that found in the Maasai Mara area.

None of the suites is exactly the same. Each has views of Mount Kilimanjaro and the waterhole as well as star beds atop each for sleeping under the night sky. All the suites have private plunge pools and two are connected to create a villa that is ideal for families or couples traveling together. Constructed of local thatch the suites blend with the environment despite their design.

Wildlife photography and local crafts punctuate the open-air layout of the main area. The dining area and nearby pool is where delicious meals are served. The main infinity pool, curio shop and office provide other diversions should exploring the area not be enough.

Read our Country Information for travel advice to Kenya.

If you need accommodation in Nairobi we highly recommend Giraffe Manor. Tsavo and the Chyulu Hills complex area are of significant importance globally, it’s a place of outstanding universal value.

Read our blog on the most Stylish Safari Lodge’s in Africa.

If the Masaai Mara is more to your liking then consider booking at Mara Plains Camp. For luxury in the Linyanti Selinda Camp is your ideal choice.

Looking for a family friendly camp for your safari to Africa? Kichwa Tembo is perfect for you and your family on safari. If it’s a private and intimate camp you’re in search for then Bateleur Camp is a good choice.

If Tsavo is your dream African destination then consider Finch Hattons Tented Camp. After your safari, go relax on the beach at Al Fajiri Beach Villa’s.

How to Get There

Fly In

Fly in to Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport with KLM, Swiss Air, Egypt Air, Emirates, Qatar, South African Airways or Lufthansa.

On arrival you will be met by your safari representative who will transfer you to Wilson Airport for your flight to Ol Donyo airstrip. On arrival you will be met by your guide for the game drive to camp.

For assistance with your flights get in touch with us, we’ll make your safari seamless.



  • All meals
  • Accommodation
  • Morning and afternoon game drives
  • Night drives
  • Walking safaris
  • Local brand drinks
  • Laundry
  • Private plunge pool
  • Horseback riding
  • Mountain biking
  • Sunken waterhole hide
  • WiFi (strictly rooms only)
  • Camera gear
  • Binoculars


  • Cultural Excursions
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Gratuities
  • Premium brand drinks
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • Domestic / inter-camp flights

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