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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

Ontario
Reviewed 7 October 2016

We arrived at Ol Donyo Lodge after 8 days on safari in Tanzania. We had a easy crossing at the Tanzania/Kenya border a drive through Amboseli National Park followed by a dusty but interesting drive to the hills where the lodge is located. We were met by the managers Ryan and Ami who made us feel right at home. The...

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

Thank you so very much for this detailed and wonderful review! We love your description ''jewel in the hills of Kenya''. It is because of your visit that makes it all possible. We are delighted to hear you and a memorable stay! All the best and until we meet again! Warm Regards, Shaun, Amy and the ODL team.

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Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Spent 3 nights here. Amazing accomodation and good inventive healthy food. Shaun and Amy you are the most amazing hosts and a asset to this Lodge.!! Certainly made up for what I felt was a lack of animals. Would highly recommend and it's truly an experience.

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

Thank you for coming to visit our special spot in the Chyulu's! We loved having you here! Warm Regards, Amy and Shaun

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We arrived to absolute heaven when we got to Ol Donyo. We couldn't have been happier to end our time in the bush here. The lodge is one of the most stunning places we have ever seen - all the interiors are beautiful, everything is so comfy and cosy. If you are looking for a luxury lodge with all the...

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

Hi Belle, Thank you so much for your feedback! We loved having you here with us, and we are very glad to hear that you feel the same way about our lodge. We look forward to having you back here! Warm Regards, Shaun and Amy and the team.

Dallas
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Ol Donyo Lodge was a wonderful and unique safari experience for us. My wife and I have had the good fortune to travel often to Africa, mostly to Botswana but with other experiences in Rwanda, Kenya and South Africa, over the past 15 years and we look forward to a return to Ol Donyo. Great Plains Conservation operates Ol Donyo...

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

Dear John, We are sorry that myself and Shaun missed your stay, but Kim is a dear friend and we knew that all guests would be in good hands. What a wonderful review, thank you for the detailed response, we are thrilled to hear that your stay here was a memorable one, and we do hope that you can come...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 30 August 2016

August 2016 - Jeff and Gwen and family Just returned from a stay in Kenya. This is our 3rd trip to Africa in the past two years and we have stayed at over 15 different camps or lodges in Africa. There is no better place to visit than Ol Donyo. Positives: 1. Staff: This is an incredible staff from the...

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

Dear Jeff, Gwen, Jordan, Deanna, Laura & David!! Where to begin... Firstly thank you for taking the time to write such wonderful feedback, I will for sure forward on all the praises to our team! Thank you also for coming to visit our part of the world, it is always so special to share this magical place with you and...

Washington DC
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Where to begin? If you have not been to Africa, go. If you have been to Africa, you might have a sense how great the trip can be. Great Plains Conservation is running the Ol Donyo Lodge in the Chyulu Hills National Park. The only lodge in perhaps 300,000+ acres of beautiful grasslands and hills. My room framed Mt Kilimanjaro...

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

Thank you so very much for taking the time to review our special spot in the hills. It means so much to us and the team that you had a memorable stay. We thoroughly enjoyed your company and your willingness to learn about the surrounding area. We are grateful that you feel the same way we all do about Ol...

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Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

I do not even know how to begin and am a little afraid that I might not be able to properly convey the perfection of this "must experience" destination. If Africa is on your list, I urge you to add Ol Donyo to the top of the list now. I have dreamed of going to Africa since I was 5...

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

Dear Jennifer, Where to begin. Firstly a huge thank you for taking the time to visit us, and then write a wonderful review of your experience here at Ol Donyo! I feel this should be published in an article. I am going to print this out and stick it up, it is important to share this with the whole team,...

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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: ₹ 28,426 - ₹ 57,530 (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”
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