Located in northern Kenya’s spectacular Laikipia region, The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille is regarded as one of Kenya’s most exclusive lodges.
Ol Lentille is for people who want space, privacy and wow factor – you can do as little or as much as you like and can encounter authentic community experiences, see the great effects of conservation work first hand, and enjoy varied and exciting activities.
Ol Lentille Lodge is a luxury safari lodge located in the heart of a 20,000-acre wildlife conservancy in Laikipia, Kenya. The lodge is situated on a rocky hilltop overlooking the vast savannah plains and features four private villas, each with its own infinity pool, fireplace, and panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.
Guests can enjoy a range of activities during their stay at Ol Lentille Lodge, including game drives, guided walks, horse riding, mountain biking, and cultural visits to the nearby Maasai villages. The conservancy is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including elephants, lions, leopards, cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, and more.
The lodge is also committed to sustainable tourism practices and works closely with the local communities to promote conservation and support sustainable development in the area.
Guests experience a very personal and private stay in a spectacular wilderness setting coupled with authentic Maasai and Samburu culture.
Ol Lentille is four lavish private villas with discreet butler service and spectacular views set in our private conservation area of over 40,000 acres of stunning hills and valleys. This pristine private landscape is over three times the size of Manhattan and offers our guests the ultimate exclusivity and privacy.
Exclusivity, pristine game viewing, authentic cultural experiences, numerous activities and first class hospitality are offered in abundance. Guests leave us relaxed, refreshed and in awe of our special location and experiences.
Why Ol Lentille is different to other lodges in Kenya
The lodge and conservation area is community owned and privately managed, this is one of the best examples in Kenya of the community successfully working with a private partnership
The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille is all about conservation and giving back. Staying at Ol Lentille directly benefits the local community, has raised over $5 million which has built a hospital, four schools, numerous new classrooms and implemented water and sanitation projects
The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille offer the best views in Kenya, some say Africa. You arrive exhausted and leave refreshed. At The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille there are no fixed schedules. Get the perfect start or finish to your adventures in Kenya. The private conservation area is over three times the size of Manhattan. The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille offers an all villa experience – four totally individual private houses, Private conservation area, private villa, private activities = ultimate exclusivity. It’s all about downtime, there is a great spa and guests enjoy unlimited spa treatments
The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille offer so much more than just wildlife and game drives and offer so many activities out of the car, see our experiences and varied activities.
The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille offers exclusivity, intimate game viewing, authentic cultural experiences, numerous activities and first class hospitality.
We are a pioneering conservation and community project donated to the local community to protect the wildlife and give back and benefit the local community. John and Gill Elias who created the lodge and donated it to the community live at the lodge and are the lodge managers.
Four spectacular villas with discreet butler service our guests a truly special and memorable stay in northern Kenya’s stunning Laikipia region.
There is an abundance of “wow factor” in the entire Ol Lentille experience. This is a lodge with lots of personality, style and culture.
EXCLUSIVE USE of The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille
We are the perfect choice for celebrations and special safari breaks in style. Our four villas are all very unique and different and there are a maximum of 7 bedrooms so we can accommodate a maximum of 14 adults. The Sultan’s House living room can be converted to a bedroom taking occupancy to 16; bedrooms are large so children can be accommodated in triples. Exclusive use rates are highlighted above and represent incredible value.
CHILDREN staying at The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille
We are very child friendly and welcome children of all ages. Two of our larger villas come with private plunge pools for maximum privacy (The Colonels House and The Chiefs House). When there are two sharing adults the children will have their own adjoining bedroom and bathroom at only 50% of the adult rate. Nanny services are available at 500 KES per half day. All children are the responsibility of the parents.
How to get to The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille
By Air The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille has a private airstrip only 15 minutes away and easy access
with scheduled daily flights to Loisaba this remote wilderness is easily accessible.
Road transfers from Loisaba are 250 USD each way for the vehicle (up to 7 people) and it’s a stunning
90 minute drive.
Ready to book your holiday at The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille ? Contact us for the best rates.
- One of Kenya’s most exclusive lodges
- Authentic community experiences,
- Luxury Lodge Experience
- Perfect for Couples and Adults
- Game Drives opportunities
- All Inclusive Accommodation
What are the 2023 Prices for The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille?
Here are The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille Resident Rates:
The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille Rates
|2023 Ol Lentille Rates||Private Villa||Private Villa|
|Full Board Package||Sharing (PPS)||Single Occupancy|
|1st Feb 2023 – 30th Jun 2023||KES 47,000/- PPS||KES 68,600/- PP|
|1st Jul 2023 – 30th Sep 2023||KES 58,800/- PPS||KES 83,300/- PP|
|1st Oct 2023 – 19th Dec 2023||KES 47,000/- PPS||KES 68,600/- PP|
|20th Dec 2023 – 4th Jan 2024||KES 58,800/- PPS||KES 83,300/- PP|
Ol Lentille Rates (above) are in Kes Per Person, Full Board Package
Park Fees, Per Night: Adults USD 65/- | Children: USD 45/-
Donation to the Ol Lentille Trust, where applicable
Ol Lentille Child Rates/Policy:
Children under 5yrs: FREE
5 yrs – 17 yrs, Sharing with Adults:
1st Feb 2023 – 30th Jun 2023: KES 24,000/-Per Child Per Night
1st Jul 2023 – 30th Sep 2023: KES 30,000/-Per Child Per Night
1st Oct 2023 – 19th Dec 2023: KES 24,000/-Per Child Per Night
20th Dec 2023 – 4th Jan 2024: KES 30,000/-Per Child Per Night
The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille Rates include:
Luxury interior designed private villas with panoramic views
Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner
Private dining in your villa
Lunch on day of arrival
Private day and night game drives
Mountain- and quad-biking
Croquet, boules, and archery
First-hand experience of conservation initiatives
Sundowners in magnificent locations
Transfers to and from Ol Lentille Private Airstrip
The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille Rates Exclude:
Adult/Child Park Fees
Wines, beers, spirits and cocktails
Horse safaris, baboon walks and visits to other parks and conservancies
Transport to and from the lodge, other than our private airstrip
(Loisaba to Ol Lentille transfers which are 200 USD for a car each way and take 75mn)
Which Hotel Facilities are available for guests at The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille?
Ol Lentille Lodge offers a range of facilities to guests staying at the lodge. Some of the key facilities include:
- 24-hour Security: Ol Lentille Lodge provides 24-hour security to ensure the safety and wellbeing of guests during their stay.
- Bar: The lodge has a comfortable lounge and bar area where guests can enjoy a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, including cocktails, wines, beers, and soft drinks.
- Battery Charging Facilities: The lodge provides battery charging facilities for guests who need to charge their electronic devices during their stay.
- Eco-Friendly: Ol Lentille Lodge is committed to sustainable tourism practices and works closely with the local communities to promote conservation and support sustainable development in the area.
- Internet Access (Complimentary): The lodge offers complimentary Wi-Fi to guests, which is available in the villas and public areas.
- Laundry Service (Available): The lodge offers laundry services to guests for an additional fee.
- Laundry Service (Complimentary): Some of the villa rates at Ol Lentille Lodge may include complimentary laundry service.
- Library: The lodge has a library, which features a selection of books and magazines on African wildlife, culture, and history.
- Malaria Free: Ol Lentille Conservancy is a malaria-free area, which means guests do not need to take malaria prophylaxis medication during their stay.
- Meal on Request: The lodge can provide meals on request for guests with specific dietary requirements or preferences.
- Mobile Connectivity: The lodge has mobile connectivity, which means guests can stay connected with the outside world during their stay.
- Pool: The lodge has a large swimming pool, which is the perfect place to relax and cool off after a day of activities.
- Private Vehicle Available: The lodge can arrange private vehicles for guests who prefer a more exclusive and personalized safari experience.
- Secure Parking: The lodge provides secure parking for guests who arrive with their own vehicles.
- Spa: The lodge's wellness center offers a range of spa treatments, including massages, facials, and other treatments designed to rejuvenate the body and mind. The wellness center also features a sauna and a gym.
Which Rooms Types are in The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille?
As the pioneers of luxury villas in Laikipia, our 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
Arguably one of the most romantic hideouts in East Africa, Carissa features a luxurious circular bed, outdoor bathtub, and panoramic views.
Aloe | Sleeps 4
An impressive double-storey villa featuring 2 bedrooms, a plunge pool, outdoor lounge areas and snow-capped views of Mount Kenya.
Acacia | Sleeps 4
This spectacular 2-bedroom villa is built into the rock of the mountain and boasts views of an elephant watering hole.
Boscia | Sleeps 6
The ultimate family residence featuring 3 spacious bedrooms, minimalist interiors, generous living areas, unmatched views, and a plunge pool.
What are the Foods & Drinks options at The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille?
At The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille, guests can enjoy a variety of foods and drinks during their stay. Here are some details on the food and beverage options:
- Breakfast: Breakfast is served in the guest villas at a time that is convenient for the guests. The menu includes a range of options, including continental and cooked breakfast.
- Lunch: Lunch is often served around the pool and consists of light and healthy options such as salads, sandwiches, and soups.
- Dinner: Dinner is served in the guest villas or in the library. Guests can also choose to enjoy a bush dinner for a more unique and exclusive dining experience. The dinner menu features a range of international and local cuisine options.
- Private Dining: The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille offers private dining experiences for guests, ensuring maximum exclusivity. Guests can enjoy their meals in their own villa or in a secluded area of the lodge.
- House Wines/Drinks: All meals and house wines/drinks are included in the rates, so guests can enjoy a selection of beverages throughout their stay.
The lodge is also happy to accommodate special dietary requirements and preferences upon request. Guests can enjoy a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, including local and imported wines, beers, and spirits.
Which Hotel Activities are available for guests at The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille?
Most of your activities at Ol Lentille are included in the rates and are private to ensure maximum exclusivity from start to finish.
Ol Lentille's 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.
Ol Lentille's 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. Ol Lentille 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.
Unlike a regular safari lodge, where days are organised around the morning and evening game drives, Ol Lentille is highly personalised and family-focused, with an endless choice of outdoor activities, cultural experiences, community engagement and game viewing.
Most of your activities are included in the rates and are private to ensure maximum exclusivity from start to finish.
Game Drives - Wildlife
The Conservancy is home to elephants, leopards, greater kudus, impalas, dik-diks, klipspringers and spotted as well as striped hyenas. Guests can take guided game drives through the conservancy to spot wildlife such as elephants, lions, cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, and many more. The game drives are conducted in custom-designed 4x4 safari vehicles and are led by experienced guides.
Enjoy breathtaking scenery and wildlife on our walks. Guided by Samburu and Maasai warriors this is a very special journey into their ancient lands. Guests can take guided walks through the conservancy to learn about the local flora and fauna, as well as the Maasai culture and traditions. The guided walks are led by experienced Maasai guides.
Marvel at the landscape, simplicity and surrounding wildlife on a scenic 90 minute camel ride to the river led by Maasai warriors Guests can explore the conservancy on camelback, accompanied by an experienced guide. Horse riding is a great way to get closer to wildlife without disturbing them and to enjoy the spectacular views of the surrounding landscape.
Quad bikes & Mountain Bikes
Quad bike from the lodge to the local Maasai village. Explore the Conservancy or the neighboring community lands on mountains. Guests can explore the conservancy on mountain bikes, accompanied by an experienced guide. Mountain biking is a great way to cover more ground and to get an adrenaline rush while enjoying the beautiful scenery.
A unique tradition of the Maasai and Samburu and only found in this particular part of Kenya, the wells are dug deep into lagha (dry riverbeds).
Try your hand at archery with one of our Maasai or Samburu warriors, practicing your skills at target shooting with a modern bow and arrows.
Visit one of the schools supported by Ol Lentille. Have a chat with a teacher or the head master.
Morani Youth Camp
"Morani" is a Maa word for warriors. Children aged four and above - as well as anyone young at heart - will enjoy this fascinating day in the bush with a Maasai or Samburu warrior.
An evening at a Manyatta
We invite you to enjoy a very special evening at a Maasai manyatta - a traditional African village of huts - hosted by the elders of an ancient community. Guests can visit the nearby Maasai villages to learn about the Maasai culture and way of life. The cultural visits are led by experienced Maasai guides.
Kenyan communities are renowned for their beautiful beadwork using patterns and colours that tell the stories of their people.
Visit a baboon colony
Spend an educational half a day visiting the world's only habituated baboon colony.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served in your location of choice.
A paid for extra – this is an exceptional experience to enjoy wild, rugged and very remote northern Kenya.
Please note that some of these activities may require additional fees and advanced booking.
Honeymoons at Ol Lentille
The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille is an ideal destination for honeymooners looking for a romantic and intimate getaway. Here are some details on what the lodge has to offer for honeymooners:
- Private Villas: The lodge offers luxurious and private villas that are perfect for honeymooners. Each villa is uniquely designed with stunning views of the surrounding wilderness and features a private pool, a spacious lounge area, a fireplace, and a king-size bed.
- Romantic Dining: The lodge offers private dining experiences for couples, where they can enjoy a romantic dinner under the stars or in a secluded area of the lodge. The dinner menu features a range of international and local cuisine options.
- Spa Treatments: The lodge's wellness center offers a range of spa treatments, including couples' massages, facials, and other treatments designed to rejuvenate the body and mind.
- Safari Activities: The lodge offers a range of safari activities, including game drives, guided nature walks, bird watching, and cultural visits to the nearby Maasai villages. Honeymooners can experience the thrill of a safari together and create unforgettable memories.
- Exclusive Experiences: The lodge can arrange exclusive experiences for honeymooners, such as hot air balloon rides, horse riding, and guided hikes to the nearby mountains.
- Privacy and Seclusion: The lodge is located in a secluded and private area, ensuring that honeymooners can enjoy a romantic and intimate atmosphere.
- All-Inclusive Packages: The lodge offers all-inclusive packages for honeymooners, which includes accommodation, all meals, drinks, and safari activities.
The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille is the perfect destination for honeymooners looking for a unique and romantic safari experience. The lodge offers luxury, privacy, and exclusivity, combined with stunning views and exceptional service.