The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille
Unique and luxurious bush houses
- Four private villas
- Swimming pool
- 4x4 day and night game drives
- Guided bush walks
- Mountain and quad biking
- Unlimited massages and treatments
- Bush skills course
- Authentic cultural experiences
A very different kind of lodge, the Sanctuary at Ol Lentille actually consists of four independent and uniquely designed houses that provide you with your own home away from home but in the most awe-inspiring setting. Your stay here will directly benefit the local community, with funds going to local schools, hospitals and various other projects.
The lodge itself sits up high on hills with views of a beautiful valley below with spectacular 360-degree views over the private conservancy, which stretches across more than 40,000 acres.
All of the architecturally magnificent houses have access to a mixture of courtyards, gardens and decking. The stylishly contemporary African style Chief’s house is the largest with three en-suite bedrooms which sleeps six very comfortably. The Colonel’s House has two en-suite bedrooms. The Sultan’s House and the retro African style Eyrie are rather romantic houses with just one bedroom.
Each of the four houses share the main lodge area, which has a library and an infinity swimming pool to laze about in while gazing down the valleys below. The library’s telescope brings details to the stars above and if you need some pampering after a real bush experience, make use of the spa.
A stay here goes far beyond the usual safari format of early mornings and twice-daily game drives if you want with an incredible array of activities on offer and plenty of flexibility. Venture out into the wilderness for bush skills course, walk with Samburu and Maasai warriors, explore the reserve on a mountain bike in addition to excellent 4×4 game drives. There are also some authentic cultural experiences.
Giving back to the community
This is a pioneering example of how private partnerships can successfully work in Kenya, the British owners John and Gill Elias donated the lodge to the community when it opened in 2007 and live on site and manage the property. Ol Lentille is all about giving back, over $5 million has been raised and invested back into the community for schools, hospitals and water sanitation projects. Staying at Ol Lentille is directly benefitting the local community and what John and Gill have achieved with the community and conservation is incredible to witness first hand.