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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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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 17 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

Mobile, Alabama
Reviewed 26 February 2015

Ol Donyo is a wonderful place to really get away from it all. Every effort is made to make you feel as if you are the only guest in their care. Food is superb and the star bed on the roof of your room is amazing! Very romantic! Oh, and the action at the watering hole in front of your...

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Dear Paula, Thank you for your kind review. It was so nice to see you and Dawn catching up on old times with nothing but laughter. Please do let Bill know that he ran with one of Kenya’s top runners! Isaac has just run the Kilimanjaro half marathon with a time of 1.07! He came 17 out of around 6000...

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 16 February 2015

I spent 3 days over US President's Day weekend at Ol Donyo with two friends/colleagues who work in Kenya, and savored the experience. Our agent Rose Muya at Timeless Tours & Travel in Nairobi had recommended it a couple of times, and we wanted elephants and some of the winter migrant birds, so it fit the bill. Yes, all the...

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Dear Laura, Thank you for your wonderful review. It was so lovely to see 3 good friends taking the time out of your busy lives to catch up, and no better place to have done this. The rain storm has transformed the area surrounding us to green. We will remember you all for happily chatting, laughing or having very intellectual...

New York
Reviewed 13 February 2015

Had a chance to spend a few days at Ol Donyo, it's wonderful - perfect place to unwind after some time on safari in the bush. Kim, Alysssa, Ray and the whole staff are amazing. The accommodations, food and staff are superb! Loved the massage, with eles, zebra and other characters walking about. Great food, wonderful guides. Loved the personal...

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Dear Andy, It is so rewarding to get great feedback, especially from the likes of you and Marc. I hope the rest of your trip went well in Amboseli. I see you have made an inquiry for a new booking already – we can’t wait to have you and your guests back here! Many 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: ₹ 1,14,342 - ₹ 1,75,033 (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!”
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