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5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Ngoswani Village | Inakara Road, Narok, Kenya
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Ranked #4 of 12 Specialty lodging in Narok
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This review is long overdue. We stayed here for three nights in April 2014. From the time we arrived here to the time we left, everything was perfect. The location was an easy ride from Nairobi. The staff at the lodge were very helpful and made the stay truly comfortable. Benjamin, the manager of the lodge was very friendly and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here recently at the beginning of a ten night stay in Kenya arranged by Africa Rose Travel. Truly amazing location which is an easy drive from Nairobi. Beautifully furnished and decorated and the best food I have eaten anywhere. Lots of activities including quad biking, bicycling and game drives. A new conservancy so game is returning. Perfect place for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Really enjoyed Olarro Lodge, we were on the road to Loita Hills and it was a perfect stop after traveling from the Mara. Nikki the lodge's manager, could not of been more gracious and friendly, we all felt right at home. We were traveling with our daughter and boyfriend and our Maasai friend and driver. We all really enjoyed our... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Our whole Family (2 adults and two kids aged 2 and 5) stayed 4 days at Olarro. This was our first African experience and Olarro had been strongly recommended by friends. We stayed at Little Olarro and it is absolutely stunning: tasteful design and decoration, beautiful layout and full privacy from the other rooms. The level of service was second... More

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17 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

The Masai Mara is synonymous with Kenya, zebra and wildebeest. Well Olarro can offer you all of this while at the same time being away from the maddening crowd of Mara visitors. It is not inside the Mara but close enough that the drive will keep you entertained. With 9 rooms you are not going to feel crowded and the... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

The most beautiful location. If you don't fell like doing game drives all the time Olarro is a perfect place. You are in the most beautiful nature and with just two nights there you still have the great opportunity to take a whole day game drive in Masai Mara - INCLUDING wonderful stylish breakfast and lunch IN the wilderness. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

I was stunned by its location, although slightly further away than some other Masai MAra lodges, this stuns the senses, with superb manager who has oodles of experience to wow even the most travel wary. Excellent for children as they are on a private concession, the chances to meet Masai at the river, and go for a walk and newly... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

Greeted with a warm flannel and refreshing drink. Bags were collected and taken immediately to my room and I was escorted to the shared lounge area. Comfortable sofas, great roaring fire - fantastic. Has a great separate accommodation for a family 'lille olarro' with use of a private deck for meals giveing magnificent views of the area whilst relaxing with... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

Upon the advice of a Nairobi expat, I booked a long weekend at Olarro. The lodge is situated in the "greater Mara" and for those who don't want to be right on top of the Mara, it's a great spot. Upon arrival, we were greeted by an extremely enthusiastic and friendly guard. Olarro is situated on a conservancy and there... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011 via mobile

It's our second visit and it was just as good as the first time we were here. Location is superb, staff are the best and nothing is too much trouble to arrange / do. The cycling safaris are the best.guides are excellent and the experience enthralling. We will come back. S

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Address: Ngoswani Village | Inakara Road, Narok, Kenya
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Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Narok
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Olarro 5*
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Located in the Loita Hills, perched on a 2,000m high vantage point and designed by renowned architect and artist Anthony Russell, Olarro is an eco-lodge of the highest order. A unique, artistically styled retreat built with undulating curves that mimic the rolling hillside on which the lodge is set; blending in effortlessly into its surrounds. The interior is a cool white, accented by earth-toned accessories and enhanced by modern décor chosen for its quality and the integrity of its design.Lying within its own 7,000 acres private conservancy, Olarro is surrounded by 150,000 acres of Maji Moto Group Ranch, which is owned by the local Maasai people. The Lodge offers a private wilderness, with rolling hills of bush-land, savannah valleys and spreading acacias trees. It is a unique environment, where the Maasai pastoralists for centuries have co-existed peacefully with wild animals. The Conservancy sits along the corridor of the annual wildebeest migration and plays a significant role in the Greater Nguruman, Loita, Mara, and Serengeti ecosystems. Olarro is 99% powered by renewable energy. Olarro has a sophisticated installation of solar and wind energy-generation systems. These renewable energy systems include wind turbines and solar panels that charge deep-cycle batteries, solar water heaters to supply all the hot water needs and solar pumps to provide all the water requirements for the lodge as well as filter the swimming pool. ... more   less 
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