Kenya is where the African safari was born (safari means “journey” in Kiswahili) and it remains the perfect destination for unparalleled game-viewing, cultural interactions and unique activities.
From the classic savannah and awe-inspiring wildlife viewing of the world renowned Maasai Mara, the lush Chyulu Hills with their stunning views of the snowcapped Mount Kilimanjaro to the arid landscapes of the northern Kenya, all offer a tremendous diversity of landscapes. Kenya is also the perfect destination for an active traveler with all the horseback riding, hiking, biking and game-viewing you can handle. In Kenya there is something for everyone and the Great Plains Conservation properties are no exception.
Great Plains Conservation Kenya is home to two (soon to be three) private safari camps in the Maasai Mara region with access, by vehicle and horse (through our Ride Kenya-Mara stables), to over 100,000 acres of some Africa’s more prolific wildlife viewing across 3 private conservancies in addition to offering guests the ability of enjoying the splendours of the Maasai Mara Reserve itself.
ol Donyo Lodge sits in the foothills of the Chyulu Hills on a Maasai-owned group ranch that protects a key wildlife migratory corridor between Amboseli and Tsavo National Parks. ol Donyo Lodge epitomises that which makes a Kenyan safari so special with an expansive range of wildlife viewing activities on offer for our guests – from horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, authentic cultural interactions with the local Maasai community, viewing wildlife in the open air hide around the camp’s waterhole, guided wildlife viewing drives in open safari vehicles to simply being able to sleep under the stars in your very own ‘star bed’.
Although Kenya is perhaps best known for the wildebeest migration that travels into the Maasai Mara sometime between June and September each year, this destination is that perfect that you should consider visiting Kenya at any time of year.