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Olarro

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Ngoswani Village | Inakara Road, Narok, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The only negative for me on this stay was that I couldn't stay longer! It's still a lovely lodge with a wonderful staff in a perfect location. Colin, the Assistant Manager was charming and helpful to my unusual requests. An added plus was newly installed wifi which is now the best I've to find in the bush.

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3 Thank Linda V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

We have just come back from an amazing holiday here. Barbara and Colin and all the team were so great at making our holiday so magical. Special mention must go to our guide Francisco who was so knowledgable and had an unmatchable ability to spot animals. They have Lions, elephants, buffalo, leopards, cheetahs and all kinds of plains game. The... More 

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

I went to Olarro during the festivities. It was one of the best trips in my life (and I travel a lot). Its location is perfect. It is uphill facing a conservancy and very close to the Masai Mara national park. The conservancy is amazing with its animals, trees, blue sky, colors, sounds, and hidden surprises. The lodge is a... More 

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10 Thank Crisvilla
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

Ollaro is simply a magic place! The lodge is fantastically located at the foothill of a hill looking out into the savanna and only an hour away from the Masai Mara Park (the design of the lodge and the rooms are enough to make your visit worthwhile). For those who do not want to travel all the wildlife of Masai... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

amazing, amazing, AMAZING! can't wait to come back. Thanks to Barbara and all the fantastic staff, waiters, cooks, drivers, guides, askaris unbelievable food, fantastic game drives in a private conservancy Walking safari, quad driving and the bush dinner under the stars is something we will never forget thanks for everything

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Nairobi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

I loved every moment. Great food the chef is out of this world! Amazing staff, organized trips and beautiful rooms. I will definitely be back. Barbara and Patrick keep up the good work. A little heaven on earth.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

As a frequent guest at Olarro I always know exactly what to expect. Amazing views, fabulous friendly staff, incredible meals and outstanding wildlife viewing. However this last visit I found unsettling with a change in management and several new but competent staff members. I had to ask myself why? Olarro has always conveyed a quality of harmony among staff members... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Everything was perfect. From the moment our guide, Patrick welcomed us from the airstrip till he handed us over for our pick up. All our meal was excellent, credits to the chef (I'm in love with the home made bread) We stayed for 3 nights and it was totally a luxurious vacation. Thanks to Samson who was very organized all... More 

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Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

We stayed early September for 3 nights, from being greeted by Barbara and her team to the time we left, we had an amazing time. The location, main area, rooms, food and friendly staff. Varied activities on offer. From early morning game drives, quad bike ride, sunset drives, full day to the Mara where we were lucky to see the... More 

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12 Thank Alison M
Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Absolutely fantastic. Breathtaking views, exemplary service, luxury accommodations and cuisine. Can't beat it! I've stayed twice now and would love to return. Quad safari is a must! Although my favorite part was probably having sundowners in the conservancy--an unexpected delight!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Olarro

Address: Ngoswani Village | Inakara Road, Narok, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Narok
Price Range: $542 - $1,902 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Olarro 5*
Number of rooms: 8
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Olarro Hotel Narok
Olarro Kenya/Narok
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