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Ol Donyo Lodge, Chyulu Hills

Feel free. Free from tourist buses, free from schedules. As free to roam as the elephants whose migration path runs through the camp.

At Ol Donyo Lodge – set in 275,000 acres of scenic Africa - you’re free to choose whether you track your game from the back of a 4WD game vehicle, or the back of a horse. You can set off on foot, following in the footsteps of the big five. Or, in the right season, you can stay put and let migrating elephant families come to you. The lodge has an open ‘log-jam’ hide set on the edge of the very watering hole where massive tuskers, wart hogs and giraffe come to drink.

A little further into the bush you can also be sure of photographing free-roaming cheetah, fringe-eared oryx, giraffe and gerenuk.

Ol Donyo Lodge, at a glance

  • Fabulous savannah setting on the slopes of Chyulu Hills National Park
  • Close to Amboseli and Tsavo West National Parks
  • Choice of six individual villas giving a total of 10 exclusive suites
  • Villas have indoor and outdoor showers, verandas and rooftop ‘star’ beds
  • Most have private pools
  • Main lodge with chandeliers and grand fireplace
  • Lounge and dining area beside beautiful infinity-edge pool

For leisure and pleasure

  • Choice of safaris tailored to suit you
  • Private hide on the edge of a watering hole
  • 4WD game drives
  • Explore a unique upland mist environment
  • Walk with expert local trackers
  • Safari by horseback
  • Bush dinners and night drives
  • Hiking and mountain biking
  • Conservation and community outreach programmes

A lifetime achievement - Richard Bonham, founder

Richard Bonham received the 2014 Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa in recognition of his exceptional contribution to wildlife and the Maasai community in Kenya.

  • Join us on safari at Ol Donyo Lodge and help support the work of award-winning Richard Bonham.
  • A four night stay at Ol Donyo Lodge, including a donation to the Big Life Foundation, costs from £3,296 per person.
  • The price also includes private transfers and flights from London with Kenya Airways 

Read Brian Jackman's account of Richard Bonhams incredible achievements in the Telegraph Travel here.


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