Set among the Chyulu Hills that slope down to open plains with magnificent views of Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance, Ol Donyo Lodge is one of East Africa’s premiere destinations.
Six unique cottages and a villa make up the luxury accommodations at Ol Donyo. The six pool suites include a comfortable private sitting room decorated with African art. Each bedroom boasts an en-suite bathroom with twin vanities, both an indoor and outdoor shower, a bath, and a toilet. Plus, each room enjoys a private veranda with a plunge pool as well as stunning views of Mt. Kilimanjaro and the busy waterhole nearby. Most rooms also include “star beds” on the roof, perfect for enjoying sundowners or sleeping under a blanket of stars. For families or groups of friends, the Sambu Villa is more like a private bush home with two bedrooms with their own en suite bathroom, a veranda, star bed, and a private swimming pool.
Ol Donyo Lodge is located in the heart of the 275,000-acre Mbirikani Group Ranch. In the native Maasai tongue it means “the spotted hills.” The Chyulu Range runs between Amboseli and Tsavo National Parks and is on the path of the seasonal wildebeest migration route, providing a front row seat to one of Africa’s greatest natural wonders. Every year over a million wildebeest and several thousand zebras and Thomsons gazelles pass through the area in search of new pastures.