“I sat on the logs surrounding the hide at ol Donyo Lodge, listening to the elephants rumbling nearby. It was almost a meditation. I thought, wait, maybe we should create a meditation soundtrack like this, rather than that canned music you hear when you have a Great Plains lifestyle massage! That is when the elephant touched my leg with his trunk!” Dereck Joubert, CEO of Great Plains Conservation, reflects on the origins of some of the Kenya safari moments experienced at ol Donyo Lodge.
ol Donyo Lodge is located on over 111,000 hectares of private land in the heart of the Chyulu Hills, between Kenya’s Tsavo and Amboseli National Parks. The property, honed from the ancient lava rock spewed out of Kilimanjaro 360,000 years ago, creates a timelessness that touches everyone visiting us. Safari experiences include horseback safaris, mountain bike safaris, guided walking safaris and open vehicle safari drives.
Following recent refurbishments and improvements, ol Donyo Lodge now comprise of 8 Deluxe Suites and 1 x 2-bedroomed Sambu Suite (family suite). All the Suites are now similar in terms of interior layout with the removal of the split-level flooring. In-room spa treatments can be enjoyed.
The newly enhanced sunken hide will offer guests the opportunity to spend the entire day, or, if they wish, even stay overnight alongside the waterhole.