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ol Donyo Lodge

5.0 of 5 Mbirikani Group Ranch | Chyulu Hills, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
5 of 5 stars NEW

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... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More 

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New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

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Orange, California
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ol Donyo was one of 5 lodges at which we stayed during 2 weeks on safari in East Africa. We added Ol Donyo after we had most of our itinerary set, mainly because we were pretty much guaranteed a good elephant experience and I dearly wanted to see Mt. Kilimanjaro. The lodge delivered on these and much more. The genuine... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Ol Donyo for a week at the end of October This was our last stop on our 3 week trip to Kenya & Tanzania as mainly a safari holiday We knew that we would not see the sheer numbers of game that we had see elsewhere but we're hoping for a little bit of luxury, the chance... More 

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Canmore, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ol Donyo has been my favorite safari experience to date for a number of reasons. Its exclusivity is unrivaled in that the lodge is the only one on the whole 275,000acre property. We drove through hills and plains without running into any other groups, which is rare in most other camps. The lodge draws in the animals with the strategically... More 

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Bolwarra Heights, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Superb views, superb accommodation, superb service, superb attention to detail, superb food, Alyssa, Ray and their ol Donyo family attended to our every need and made our stay one we will remember for the rest of our lives. We have traveled extensively and have never experienced a gem like this. So pleased we found you. A huge thank you to... More 

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Voorhees, New Jersey
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Ol Donyo is in a class by itself. Set on the mountainside overlooking Kenya's savanna and often views of Kilimanjaro, the hotel is worthy of a visit in itself. The means are just spectacular and there's a game hide near a waterhole where you can watch elephants and other critters drinking. While you're doing it the staff will serve you... More 

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Toronto
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We visited El Donyo in November of 2014. Having visited Africa multiple times, I can truly say this property and the quality of experience are OUTSTANDING. The beauty of the setting is beyond description (the lodge is set on a hill, overlooking a large plain filled with game with rises gently to Kilimanjaro). We were fortunate in that the lodge... More 

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Address: Mbirikani Group Ranch | Chyulu Hills, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Amboseli Eco-system
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — ol Donyo Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 10
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