Ol Donyo Lodge

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Ol Donyo Lodge is situated in Mbirikani Group Ranch, on the foothills of Chyulu Hills. It is between two of Kenya’s most popular national parks that are Tsavo West and Amboseli parks. The lodge offers spectacular view of Mount Kilimanjaro.

This lodge has seven cottages.  It was redesigned in 2008. Stylish décor is consistent in all rooms. Some cottages have two beds while others have four. This lodge is family friendly.

Activities and Experiences

Mbirikani Group Ranch has 275, 000 acres. There are many ways to explore this wildlife rich destination.   The main activities are cultural visits to learn about the Maasai, game drives to track the big five, half and full day horseback riding and mountain biking.

There are several game drives daily.  The early start, late afternoon and evening game drives are conducted in 4X4 vehicles. For a closer look, there are daily bush excursions in the company of armed guides. For couples, the roof top star-beds are adorable. Watch the stars together, listen to the sounds of the bush and fall in love all over again.


Ol Donyo Lodge has seven cottages. These cottages have either two or four beds. The four bed cottages are suitable for families and groups. All cottages have en-suite facilities and a rooftop star bed. The Hide Room is the only one without a rooftop. The four bed cottages have a sitting room and a pool.

Facilities and Amenities

Ol Donyo is a well-designed lodge furnished with modern facilities in the room and in the compound.  Guests in the four bed cottages have a private swimming pool. There is a large common sitting room, and a dining room, both with fireplaces. There is a gift shop on-site, credit card facilities, internet in the main mess and some mobile networks work. Guests can charge phones and cameras in the cottages.

Location/How to Get to

It takes about 50 minutes to fly to Ol Donyo Lodge in a charter flight. Safarilink has daily scheduled flights from Wilson Airport. By road, it takes about four hours to drive from Nairobi to the lodge.


Ol Donyo Lodge has a dining room, and a sitting room. Full board accommodation is inclusive of meals, house wines, soft drinks and beers. However, champagne is not part of the package.

Events & Meetings

This lodge is family friendly. It has spacious four bed cottages with a rooftop for sundowners. Families have so many exciting activities to choose from to spend time together daily. There are game drives, horseback riding excursions, guided mountain biking tours and cultural visits. Groups of friends and colleagues can also host team building events and parties in this lodge.


Brief Description of Rooms

Mount Kilimanjaro is visible from Ol Donyo Lodge. This lodge sits on the slopes of the scenic Chyulu Hills. The seven en-suite cottages offer unrivalled view of the open plains. There are two-bed and four-bed cottages. The four-bed cottages have a sitting area and a swimming pool.  All cottages, except the Hide Room, have a rooftop star-bed for unforgettable sundowners.

Facilities and Amenities

Ol Donyo Lodge cottages are en-suite. The specious bathrooms have a shower, a bath tub, a set of vanities, a modern toilet and an outdoor shower.