Situated in the spectacular Chyulu Hills of south east Kenya, Old Donyo Lodge provides the ultimate ecclectic yet exclusive safari experience, steeped in history and culture. Over looked by the awe inspiring Mt. Kilimanjaro, this 275,000 acre ranch is home to a huge variety of wildlife and an endless array of outdoor activities and adventures. Experience the thrill of the search for the ‘Big Five’ in open top luxury 4×4 vehicles…mountain bike through the wilderness…feel the rhythm of Africa beneath your feet as you walk with expert game trackers or explore the African bush on horseback! Guests are encouraged to visit the local Masai villages on the ranch and plan a day trip to the neighbouring Amboseli national park, home to over 400 species of birds and known for it’s fabulous seasonal game crossing. After a day of exhilarating adventure and fun, sleeping out under the stars is an option we recommend to all, as each accommodation boasts a rooftop star bed just a short winding staircase from the comfort and amenities of the suite below. The diamond sky of the African night is a sight to behold…a magical memory to be enjoyed and cherished from the comfort of your outdoor kingsize bed!
The lodge accommodates maximum 20 guests and each of the 10 suites is slightly different from the next, some with private plunge pools, guaranteeing your Ol Donyo experience to be both intimate and unique. From families to honeymooners to multi-generational groups there is something to occupy and entertain everyone. The lodge staff are all from the local communities and are trained to a world class level ensuring the very best service and assistance to all.
For real adventure lovers we highly recommend either a half/full day or multi day mobile horse safari with Ride Kenya, departing from Ol Donyo lodge. Boasting access to one of the largest expanses of Africa to discover, join Nicola, Patrick and Kimani, the ultimate horseback guides and explore the magic of Kenya’s wilderness in true style. For keen riders the experience of a multiple day safari would be hard to beat. At the end of a day’s ride, arrive into camp and enjoy a hot shower, cocktail and sumptuous dinner cooked over the fire by Kimani, accompanied by tales of the plains…. before a well-deserved rest.
Read more about Ride Kenya and the amazing itineraries from the doorstep of Ol Donyo here… http://www.greatplainsconservation.com/rk/experience.html or call one of the Turquoise specialists for a true insight into this once in a lifetime experience.
Prices for 5 nights in a suite at Ol Donyo Lodge on an all-inclusive basis including international flights, domestic flights and transfers, from £3095 per person (based on two people travelling in March 2013). Ol Donyo is the perfect addition to a stay in the Mara or a twin centre with Zanzibar for the ultimate ‘Safari Beach’ experience. For more information please contact the Africa team today on 01494 678400.