Ol Donyo Lodge

Mbirikani Group Ranch-Chyullu Hills Kenya

Where the Chyulu Hills stretch out and touch the plains of Kenya’s Amboseli lies a private wilderness for which time has no meaning… the Maasai owned 275,00 acres Mbirikani community Group Ranch is where a great plains luxury lodge sits –Ol Donyo Lodge- blending contemporary design with the rich culture of the Maasai.–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 game drives.

Each suite at ol Donyo Lodge offers its own window to the soul of the East African safari. Their views look out over the suite’s plunge pool and across the rolling plains to Mount Kilimanjaro. All eight suites, plus a two-bedroom family suite, have stunning star beds, where you can sleep out under the canopy of stars and listen to the hyenas and lions moving around. ol Donyo Lodge embraces its community heritage, and our guides can take you to a nearby village, offering authentic Kenya safari experiences that will change your life. We offer guided walking safaris, mountain bike safaris, horseback safaris, and open vehicle game drives – all allowing you to explore the conservancy, later returning to Relais and Châteaux quality meals served by our Executive Chef and his team.

Relais and Châteaux stand for that excellence in fine dining, wine (in this case, from our hand-picked wine selection and our private cellar) and service excellence. ol Donyo Lodge is one of Kenya’s only three Relais & Châteaux properties. The others are its sister properties, Mara Plains Camp and Mara Nyika Camp.


Ol Donyo lodge is designed so that each room has its own window ‘to the soul of East Africa: looking out over the plunge pool, over the rolling plains and to Mount Kilimanjaro. All six suites plus 1 two-bedroom family unit have stunning star beds, where you can sleep out under the canopy of stars and listen to the hyenas and lions moving around. This is a camp that most embraces community and our guides will take you to their village, authentic experiences that change your life. We walk, cycle, horse ride, and drive around the conservancy, and then, return to Relais and Chateaux quality meals served by Patrick (Executive Chef) and his team. Relais and Chateaux stands for that excellence in fine dining and wine, (in this case from our hand-picked wine selection and our own cellar) and excellence in service..

Safari Activities

Most of your activities at Ol Donyo Lodge involve:
  • Exploring this beautiful landscape.
  • Trek or drive across the savannah, seeking game or birds.
  • Tracking rarely seen, nocturnal game on night game drive safaris, the eyes of predators illuminated by a combination of moonlight and spotlights.
  • Mountain biking across the plains—pedal past a herd of zebra as they all fix a curious gaze on the new “creature” rolling across the savannah.

Ol Donyo Lodge also has some friendly bloodhounds on site—their primary purpose is to combat poaching, but these canines are playful too, and their handlers will gladly take you out for training, playing a game of “hide and seek” to see if you can outwit them. It’s not an easy task—they have a 95% success rate

Ol Donyo Lodge Rates

Non Resident Rates in US$ Per night
2023 Room Rates2024 Room rate
8 Deluxe Pool Suites, 1 x 2-Bedroom Sambu Suite + Pilot / guide roomMidLowHighLowMidHigh
Per person per night sharing$ 1 215$ 1 090$ 1 765$ 1 350$ 1 210$ 1 960
Single supplement*$ 608$545$883$ 675$605$980
Child sharing with adults rate (5 -15 years)$ 608$545$883$ 675$605$980
Per Suite per night$ 3 645$ 3 270$ 5 295$ 4 050$ 3 630$ 5 880
Late check out rateNot Available
Great Plains Foundation Conservation & Community Contribution$ 50 per person (of any age) per night$ 95 per person (of any age) per night


  • Low:01 April – 14 June 2022 &01 November – 19 December
  • Mid:11 January – 31 March
  • High: 15 June – 31 October 2022 &20 December 2022 – 10 January 2025

Fully inclusive of accommodation, scheduled activities (including horseback riding), meals,Big Life conservation fees, daily laundry, return Chyulu airstrip road transfers, non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages including premium brand spirits and champagne.The return scheduled seat in plane air transfers from Nairobi Wilson, or properties in the greater Chyulu Hills/ Amboseli region, to this camp are now automatically included in the nightly rate – subject to a minimum 2 night stay. Where air transfers are from properties located outside of these regions,supplementary charges will be applicable.Exclusive of in camp spa treatments and additional activities such as: Maasai cultural visits($20 paid directly to Maasai), or day trips to Amboseli National Park.

Sambu Suite rate is calculated on a per Suite basis sleeping maximum 4 adults sharing or a
family with children, regardless of age.

The Great Plains Foundation Conservation & Community levy is applicable to all private
pilot / guide stays.

Each guest suite includes one pair of high quality binoculars and a professional camera set, including a professional camera body and 100-400mm and 24-70mm lenses for guest’s complimentary use. Photos will be downloaded to a memory stick on guest’s departure.

Late check outs are not available.

Safarilink offer daily scheduled flights between Nairobi’s Wilson airport and ol Donyo Lodge.
Schedules and rates available on request. Minimum 2 guests required per flight.Safarilink mainly use a Cessna Caravan (12 seats) but other smaller aircraft could be used.

Scheduled air transfer service could land at additional airstrips en route to ol Donyo or
Nairobi, depending on passenger demand.

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