The Sanctuary at Ol Lentile

Luxury Holiday Safaris in Laikipia Kenya
Sanctuary at ol lentile

Rates from US$850

The Sanctuary at Ol Lentile carissa-about
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Mountain Biking
Sundiower Picnics
Samburu Cultural dance
Picnic Lunch
Walking Safaris
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The Sanctuary at Ol Lentile boscia
The Sanctuary at Ol Lentile boscia
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The Sanctuary at Ol Lentile carissa
The Sanctuary at Ol Lentile carissa
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Quad Biking
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Immerse yourself in the magic of Africa

The Sanctuary at Ol Lentile bring secluded luxury to life with 4 fully serviced villas set within our 40,000 acres conservation area in Laikipia, Kenya. Regarded as one of the best safari lodges in Kenya for its unmatched location, rare beauty, and ancient roots, Ol Lentille offers a most unique approach to luxury travel fueled by conservation and community..


  • Varied activities including day and night game drives, walking safaris, camel safaris, quad and mountain biking, horse riding and authentic community experiences
  • Over 40,000 acre private conservation area, 75km north west of Mount Kenya, which our guests have all to themselves to explore
  • Four stunning and very different 1, 2 and 3 bedroom villa’s. Each villa is fully staffed and serviced with a butler, valet, guide (and private safari vehicle) and night Askari
  • Pioneering example of responsible tourism with the local community
  • Guests experience a very personal and private stay in a spectacular wilderness setting coupled with authentic Maasai and Samburu culture
  • Exceptional food in varied and stunning locations
  • Stunning “horizon” swimming pool
  • Wonderful spa – we offer unlimited spa treatments
  • Our remote wilderness is easily accessible, only 90 minutes drive from Nanyuki, or fly in to our private airstrip or helipad
  • Incredibly well priced – from only 1,500 USD pp for a four night all inclusive stay! 

Six Reasons to Stay at Ol Lentile

  • Laikipia is all about the variety of experiences it can offer, it’s not just about game drives and the stunning landscape! You can see real community projects and culture, experience camel trekking, walking safaris, quad biking and mountain biking and wonderful spa treatments to name just some of what we offer. An adventurers’ paradise or just do as little as you like!
  • You won’t see another car from start to finish, you have our private and protected 40,000 acre conservation area which is over three times the size of Manhattan all to yourself! The spectacular landscapes of Laikipia will take your breath away and all your activities are private.
  • Staying here is importantly a “holiday” and there is downtime to enjoy the numerous unique and special activities that the lodge and Laikipia offer. Your stay is not the normal safari format of game drives every morning and evening and you don’t have the early starts like so many other lodges and therefore leave refreshed and relaxed!
  • As guests often combine the Mara with Laikipia, where they have been in a car the whole time we often don’t take guests in the vehicles and prefer to do walks in the area to get up close to all the action! We have an incredible number of elephant, and wild dog sightings are very regular. Guided by Samburu and Maasai warriors this is a very special journey into their ancient lands.
  • Our four villas are spectacular and regarded as some of the best accommodation in Kenya. All differently and uniquely furnished and great for couples, friends and families this is much more than a home away from home!
  • This is our motto, your stay is directly benefitting the local community which is a completely unique experience. This is a responsible choice and a very rewarding one as tourism is actively protecting the area for future generations and improving their livelihood

Uncover Kenya’s Best Kept Secret

Ol lentil is  situated in a private conservation area in the far northern escarpment of the Laikipia Plateau with enormous views to the craggy peak of Mount Kenya, the Samburu sacred mountain of Ololokwe, the Matthews Range and the Karisia Hills. At one of the highest points in Laikipia – we command spectacular and breathtaking panoramas in every direction.

Stay at Sanctuary Ol lentile-Accommodation

As the pioneers of luxury villas in Laikipia, Ol Lentile accommodation offering is curated for relaxation, privacy, and connection to our beautiful location. Each of our four luxurious villas comes with its own distinct contemporary African interiors, inspired by the trees and plants of Laikipia.

Carissa-Sleeps 2-One of the most romantic hideouts in East Africa

Carissa is perched on a rocky outcrop in a secluded corner of the property. Its luxurious new interiors are inspired by the carissa tree, found on the grounds around the house. Its bedroom, with floor to ceiling windows, offers spectacular views of the craggy peaks and deep valleys of Laikipia. With a private deck and open-air bath-tub, cozy lounge with fireplace and private dining room, Carissa is an idyllic oasis in our rugged environment.

Acacia-Sleeps 4-Magical wildlife scenery from the comfort of your villa

Acacia’s luxurious new interiors are inspired by the Acacia tree. The house is built into the mountain-side, with huge boulders forming part of its structure, with a hand-woven papyrus roof capping it. Acacia comprises of two large bedrooms, with several communal living spaces and two decks, which overlook a watering hole and have incredible views of the rugged countryside. Acacia can be booked as a complete 2-bedroom villa, or as two independent suites for two separate couples.

Boscia-Sleeps 6-Nature-inspired architecture and minimalist interiors

The largest of our houses, with 3 bedrooms and multiple communal areas, Boscia’s contemporary new interiors are inspired by the shepherd tree (boscia albitrunca). The house features a large wrap-around deck with gorgeous views of Mount Lentille, Laikipia’s tallest peak, a plunge pool and an outdoor area with a campfire, ideal to start the evening, or finish it.

Experience Africa,Ultimate Privacy

Beyond a 5-star Kenya safari, our bespoke experiences connect you to the local community, educate you on the Laikipia region, and introduce you to our magical wildlife kingdom.The Ol Lentile experiences are as unique as they are exclusive. As a community-owned lodge, guests are given unparalleled access to the ancient traditions and vibrant culture of the Maasai and Samburu owners of the conservancy. Those unique interactions with our community are authentic and powerful and often constitute the highlight of a safari. Our remote location and otherwordly landscape are a source of endless wonder and can be explored on foot, by quad bike, or by car – or simply from the comfort of your private deck. Their completely private and customised service means that you truly “own” your holiday: you do the activities which you want, when you want and take your meals whenever and wherever you want. Most of your activities are included in the rates and are private to ensure maximum exclusivity from start to finish.
  • Wildlife Safaris
  • Walking Adventures
  • Camel Safaris
  • Quad bikes & Mountain Bikes
  • Singing Wells
  • Archery
  • Cultural Discovery
  • Morani Youth Camp
  • An evening at a Manyatta
  • Beading Workshop
  • Visit a baboon colony
  • Dining
  • Helicopter Trips

The Sanctuary at Ol Lentile Rates

2023 Rates in US$
Per Person Sharing$950$1,150
Exclusive Use Flat rate for up to 16 people$11,000$13,000
Single Occupancy Single occupancy$1,300$1,550
Children Aged 5-17$500$600


  • Regular Season 5th January – 30th June & 1st October – 19th December     
  • Premium Season 1st July – 30th September & 20th December – 4th January
  • Children  Under 5 are FREE
  • Conservation Fees USD Per Person Sharing: Adults: $130   Children (aged 5-17): $65   Children (Under 5): FREE


  • Luxury interior-designed private villas with panoramic views
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Private dining from start to finish. Lunch on day of arrival
  • Wines, beers, spirits, cocktails and soft drinks
  • Camel safaris
  • Private day and night game drives
  • Walking safaris
  • Mountain- and quad-biking
  • First-hand experience of conservation initiatives
  • Immersion in Maasai and Samburu culture
  • Sundowners in magnificent locations
  • Privacy and exclusivity
  • Free WiFi is available throughout the property
  • Transfers to and from our private airstrip (a scenic 15 minutes drive)
  • Laundry (for stays of 2 nights or more)
  • VAT


  • Community conservation fee of 130 USD per person (adult) and 65 USD per person (child aged 5-17)
  • Transport to and from the lodge, other than our private airstrip
  • Loisaba to 0l Lentille transfers which are 200 USD for a car each way and take 75 minutes
  • Helicopter excursions
  • Staff gratuities
  • Spa treatments
  • Insurance – guests are expected to carry adequate cancellation insurance
  • Horse safaris, baboon walks and visits to other parks and conservancies
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