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Ol Donyo Lodge

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Ol Donyo Lodge

Ol Donyo Lodge is a family owned lodge located on a communally owned Maasai Group Ranch with exclusive use of 70,000 acres of the reserve, and has magnificent views of Mount Kilimanjaro.  In 2008 the lodge was completely redesigned and rebuilt, along sound environmental and conservation lines.  With 10 cottages comprising one family cottage with 2 separate bedrooms, bathroom, open veranda and a plunge pool as well as 6 pool cottages with separate plunge pools, en suite bathrooms and outdoor showers, and 2 cottages without a pool, this is arguably Kenya's finest lodge. All cottages have roof-top star beds for those who love to sleep outdoors. The gem of this camp is the variety of activities, from horse riding, game drives, walks, hikes, mountain bike rides, village visits and day expeditions to the Amboseli.

The lodge is well known for its homely, warm, child friendly and welcoming atmosphere and is the touchstone of a new, sustainable model of conservation tourism and secures a future for the area's threatened wildlife. It can accommodate up to 20 people, is staffed by people from the local community, produces fabulous all inclusive meals, and boasts a communal swimming pool, open fires and a wine cellar.

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ol Donyo Lodge is primarily accessed by seat-in plane air transfers or private charters. On arrival at the airfield, the vehicle transfer to the lodge is approximately 30 minutes allowing time for game viewing.

Safarilink offers scheduled daily flights from Nairobi’s domestic Wilson airport to ol Donyo Lodge.

The ol Donyo Lodge airfield is private and grass but can handle a wide range of aircraft including but not limited to Pilatus PC-12 and Cessna Caravan.

The airfield coordinates are S 02?30.126’ and E037?45.211’

Flying times from Nairobi’s Wilson Airport to ol Donyo Lodge airfield is one hour. From the Masai Mara Game Reserve it is possible to include ol Donyo Lodge into an itinerary with flights via Nairobi or a private charter directly from the Masai Mara Game Reserve to ol Donyo Lodge also an option. Times depend on the type of aircraft being used; those listed are for a Cessna Caravan.

ol Donyo Lodge boasts a staggering array of activities in Africa. Included in the all-inclusive rate are early morning and late afternoon/early evening 4x4 game drives, bushwalks with armed guides, half and full-day horseback safaris (with a choice of over 20 quality horses that suit all experience levels), guided mountain bike safaris, visits to the open-air hide or “log-jam”, romantic roof top “star-beds” sleep out experiences, authentic Maasai cultural visits, and tracking with the Bloodhounds. The all-inclusive rate includes most activities, all meals, all local drinks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, house wines and laundry.

Easy and reliable daily scheduled flights on Safarilink from Nairobi’s Wilson domestic airport to the private airstrip, with convenient onward connections to the Masai Mara, Laikipia and elsewhere.





2012 prices

3rd Jan - 29th Feb, June & October -

Standard cottage per person sharing per night - £435

Standard cottage single room per night - £510

Cottage with pool per person sharing per night - £570

Cottage with pool single room per night - £780

Child sharing 5yrs - 15yrs per night - £360

July, August, September, 20th Dec - 2nd Jan 2013

Standard cottage per person sharing per night - £495

Standard cottage single room per night - £580

Cottage with pool per person sharing per night - £630

Cottage with pool single room per night - £840

Child sharing 5yrs - 15yrs per night - £400

March, Apr & May, Nov 1st - Dec 19th

Standard cottage per person sharing per night - £340

Standard cottage single room per night - £395

Cottage with pool per person sharing per night - £475

Cottage with pool single room per night - £430

Child sharing 5yrs - 15yrs per night - £300

Includes - Conservancy fee, shared game drives, guided walks, mountain biking, horse rides.

Extras - champagne, cellar wines, premium spirits

Not Included: Flights and Travel Insurance.  

Meeting point: Amboseli National Park, having caught an early morning flight from Wilson Regional Airport in Nairobi (luggage weight limit on internal flight 15 kgs luggage per person)

Group size: 2 minimum to 8 maximum

Max weight: 90 kilos

No of hours in the saddle: variable but approx 6/7

Suitable for  non-riders: Yes

Call us on +44 (0)1225 000000 or email contact@redlandsequestrian.com to check the ride availability and dates, once we have confirmed availability you can download and fill in a booking form:

Each rider in the party must also complete a riding ability questionnaire before we can complete the final confirmation of your holiday booking.

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