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Chillicothe, IL
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Just relax and appreciate the journey. From having breakfast with a front row seat to watch the jungle animal life play out at THEIR watering hole to getting up close and personal with lions and elephants either riding your horse or in your personal land cruiser and at the same time learning about the intertwining intricacies of plant and animal...

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GreatPlainsConserve, Manager at Great Plains Conservation ol Donyo Lodge, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback, and Thank you. It is our continuous aim that we strive towards being the best as well as offering a unique memorble experience. We are so glad to hear that you had a wonderful stay. Warm Regards Shaun and Amy

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 7 September 2015

ol Donyo Lodge is one of the most luxurious and beautiful lodges I have stayed in. It also provides an exceptional and immersive Maasai experience that works hard to give back to the local community, which we very much appreciated. The rooms are truly amazing to stay in - they are expansive, with private outdoor pools, indoor + outdoor showers,...

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GreatPlainsConserve, Manager at Great Plains Conservation ol Donyo Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback and Thank you for taking the time to come and visit our special property. It is through your visit and positive feedback that we are able to continue doing what we do with pride and energy. Until we meet again. Warm Regards Shaun and Amy

MOORE
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Our guide, James, was very knowledgeable about the plants and animals and made our safaris very memorable. The staff in camp kept us well cared for and well fed. I highly recommend ol Donyo to anyone.

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GreatPlainsConserve, Manager at Great Plains Conservation ol Donyo Lodge, responded to this review

We are so greatful for the wonderful feedback and that you had an "awesome experince". It is really these experinces that make a holiday memorable and is something that we all live for here at Ol Donyo Lodge. Warmest Regards Shaun and Amy

Toronto
Reviewed 10 August 2015

A truly spectacular place with wonderful accommodations, food and staff. Truly paradise and forever grateful to the staff at ol Donyo for making the experience so magical. Our guide played a particularly seminal role in the experience and we are forever grateful to have spent our first days in Africa at such an amazing lodge.

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GreatPlainsConserve, Manager at Great Plains Conservation ol Donyo Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback, we are thrilled to hear that you had a special stay here with us in this truly magical place. We hope that these memories may last forever. Warm Regards Shaun and Amy

London
Reviewed 7 August 2015

The entire experience is immaculate. The lodge, the environment, the wildlife and especially the wonderful, wonderful staff are all perfect in every way. Our guide, james, was just wonderful and he was backed up perfectly by all of the staff. An experience that I can't describe without a tear in my eye.

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GreatPlainsConserve, Manager at Great Plains Conservation ol Donyo Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Catherine & James, Thank you so much for taking the time to give us such wonderful feedback. We are thrilled that you had a wonderful stay and do hope to see you again in the future. Warmest Regards, Shaun & Amy (New Managers)

Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 July 2015

Ol Donyo lodge was the most amazing place to stay. Location was fabulous, views over Chyulu Hills with Kilimanjaro as a back drop were inspirational. What can we say about the lodge.... amazing bungalows.... staff were first class nothing too much trouble. Kim and her two trusty assistance Henry & Hatty were a pleasure to spend time with, knowledgeable, informed...

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Alisa & Mike, All we can say is "Hattie, Henry & I all wish you could have stayed longer…" Best wishes and come visit again soon The entire ol Donyo Lodge team

Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

We spent the last 3 nights of the 12 night safari at Ol Donyo lodge. From the pick up at the landing strip to the departure we were treated like royalty. James our guide was a wealth of information. His ability to mix his Masai culture with a more western culture was amazing. On arrival we were greeted by a...

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Dear Gary & Heather, What a fun few days we all had together and might I just add you both had a lot to do with that (with or without Amarula). I hope you managed to catch up with Tara & Ella in the UK, I am sure it turned into another entertaining evening. Please do stay in touch and...

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

I don't know how to put into words the magic this place offers. We visited Ol Donyo Waus in the Chyulu Hills for three nights during the Safari portion of our honeymoon. We had an incredible villa with a plunge pool that overlooked the elephant watering hole. My husband and I LOVE elephants and could have laid in this pool...

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GreatPlainsConserve, General Manager at Great Plains Conservation ol Donyo Lodge, responded to this review

Hi there Vanessa So lovely to read your post and thank you. It has bought such a smile to my face. I We are lucky to have guests like you and Bart coming to visit and experience the magic that is ol Donyo Lodge. Warmest wishes Kim

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 April 2015

Perfect in every way, from the moment we arrived, we were made so welcomed and looked after so well. Our suite was amazing, a spacious terrace, comfy sofas, sun loungers, plunge pool and straight ahead breathtaking views of Kilimanjaro. A luxurious bedroom, bathroom and a sitting room , all had glass doors onto the terrace, rather useful when the lights...

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Dear Laurence, All we can say is that you came here as a stranger and left as a very good friend. We can’t wait to have you back here for Christmas! The entire ol Donyo Lodge team

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 27 February 2015

The two days I spent at Ol Donyo Lodge last week with my husband and two long time friends were absolutely pure luxury. Kim and her staff welcomed us warmly with cool towels and a glass of homemade ice tea. They showed us around the main area of the lodge, which is stunning and then to our wonderful villa with...

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Dear Dawn, It was truly a pleasure, we enjoyed every minute of having you to stay. I hope to see you both again soon, perhaps for your birthday! Thanks, Kim

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Imagine...275,000 Acres of scenic Africa, where the wildlife can be found free and roaming, without tourists in mini buses or a set schedule. Imagine...Travelling across the archetypal savannahs of East Africa in an open 4x4 game drive vehicle without limitation, feeling the rhythm of Africa beneath your feet as you walk with expert trackers, or horseback riding with Mount Kilimanjaro as a backdrop. Imagine...Exploring this paradise, and then coming home to one of the most luxurious small lodges in Kenya where a hot bath, in or outdoor shower, or private swimming pool await - all with inspiring views across the expansive plains, plus delicious food, charming hosts and world-class service.Ol Donyo Lodge is in the heart of the 275,000 acre Mbirikani Group Ranch, located on the slopes of the Chyulu Hills National Park between the Amboseli and Tsavo West National Parks in southeast Kenya. Its location is unrivalled with full views of Mount Kilimanjaro and in the path of seasonal elephant migrations. It is a lodge rich in history, passion and conservation. ... more   less 

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Address: Mbirikani Group Ranch | Chyulu Hills, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Amboseli Eco-system
Price Range: $555 - $1,124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Great Plains Conservation ol Donyo Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Rooms to the far ends are best, the rightmost room has best wildlife visits!”
 of 5 bubbles 326tomn, 14 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We had the last room on what I believe was the north side of the lodge and it was perfect.”
 of 5 bubbles ScottJ117, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are amazing!”
 of 5 bubbles 648jb, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We were in room 1. It was incredibly large, close to the main building. Fireplace, great views, but perhaps less remote than others.”
 of 5 bubbles rowingman, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“don't miss having a meal down at the watering hole just feet from the Big Five of Africa, amazing experience”
 of 5 bubbles gregt433, 20 Jul 2016 | Read review
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