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Perfect end to our Kenya safari”  First class camp with a stellar staff. Professional in every regard. A truly caring team of individuals that are focused on the client having the best possible experience. We felt at home as soon as we arrived. Our safari guides Konee and Moses were excellent. A special shout out to Amy and Sean-...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We decide to drive our way to Great plains Oldonyo, It took us five hours but we many two stops. on our arrivals Shaun and Amy gave us a warm welcome, enjoyed the cool towels on arrival, they escorted us to our lovely rooms, fantastic views to the water hole and great having a pool next to the rooms, our...

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Thank Josephmacharia06
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was the second time that I came here to celebrate my birthday and I have to say that I enjoyed it even more this time. I visited the Lava Tubes, went horseback riding twice, went swimming in the beautiful rock pool, and slept out twice under the stars. I also enjoyed going to the hide and photographing the elephants...

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Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved everything about Ol Donyo. From the moment we were picked up at the airstrip by our Maasai guide Seki we knew this experience was going to be special. Unlike some other lodges where you share a vehicle with other guests, we had Seki to ourselves. This meant we could plan exactly what we wanted to do and see...

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

10/10 recommend coming to this lodge. I have been to a lot of places and this ranks up very high for the best views, activities, and service. Everyone there was so accommodating from the tour guides, the chef, and the managers. You will not want to go anywhere else! I do not have one bad thing to say about this...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 27 December 2016

This is a wonderful small lodge at the foot of the Chyulu Hills, with potential for great game drives depending on the time of the year. A little over two hours north east of famous Amboseli,it offers off road Safari experiences, hors back safaris and walking safaris. The people at the lodge are wonderful and professional eager to create personalized...

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Healdsburg, California
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Amy and Shaun, the managers of Ol'Donyo, are fantastic people, they welcomed us to the lodge, the surrounds, Kenya, we enjoyed their company and because we went during the quiet season, it was a small group of travelers, very intimate. Our room was fantastic, separate living room, bedroom and bathroom. All comfortable, beautifully decorated, open to the pool, the savannah...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 23 November 2016

What a wonderful place Ol Donyo is!! Shaun and Ami are fantastic people as was anyone on the staff that we had even the slightest engagement with! Seki is an incredibly knowledgeable and personable safari guide! The accommodations are lovely, from the decor, the size, the layout - and the sky beds! What a great way to end your day!...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 22 October 2016

From the moment we were greeted by Konnai (our Maasai guide)'s huge and genuine grin as we squeezed ourselves out of the teeny plane onto the airstrip to his equally lovely farewell a week later we were in something near bliss. We were there to ride horses - and the horses are terrific. Happy, healthy and easy to ride at...

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

Thank you for reviewing our special place hidden in the hills! We are so thrilled to hear you had a magical time, and that you were able to have a whole week here to truly experience the life of Ol Donyo. We look forward to having you here in the future. Warmest Regards, Shaun, Amy and the team!

Voorhees, New Jersey
Reviewed 14 October 2016

This was our second visit to Ol Donyo, and the trip was just as good (or better!) than the last one. We stayed in the same room (rightmost end as you face out from the hotel) and we had elephants drinking from our plunge pool every day, which is great since we love them. If you stay at Ol Donyo...

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

Hello Fellow Friends, Thank you for coming back to Ol Donyo! We enjoyed having you both here as well as our chats around the dinner table. You really had soem amazing sightings too, how lucky! We do hope to see you both again. Warm Regards, Shaun, Amy and The Team!

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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: ₹ 1,14,725 - ₹ 1,75,654 (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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“Overlooking the animal watering hole.”
 of 5 bubbles traceller, 27 Dec 2016 | Read review
“ask for a room with a pool”
 of 5 bubbles debbied433, 26 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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
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