Ol Lentille


Located at one of the highest points of northern Kenya’s spectacular Laikipia region, The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille is regarded as one of Kenya’s most exclusive safari lodges and is the perfect start or finish to your trip in Kenya.

The four private villas are one, two or three bedrooms and are all individually designed and themed offering an incredibly high standard of accommodation with discreet butler service and panoramic views. 

The lodge is located in a private 40,000 acres of pristine hills – all your activities are private and you can do as little or as much as you like – with unlimited spa treatments this is the holiday and relaxing part of your Kenya adventures.

Laikipia is all about the variety of experiences it can offer, it’s not just about game drives and the stunning landscape. With Ol Lentille 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 the activities. An adventurers’ paradise or just do as little as you like.

Exclusivity, pristine game viewing, authentic cultural experiences, numerous adventurous activities and first class hospitality in abundance.


Our Thoughts

A stunning lodge with a very different and unique story offering something very special in beautiful northern Kenya. The British investors John and Gill have created the conservation area, brought the wildlife back to this area and raised over $5 million to go back to the local community (building schools, hospitals and water sanitation projects). They donated the lodge to the community and continue to manage the property, a total one off.

  • Library
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool
  • Laundry service
  • Complimentary internet access

The cuisine at Ol Lentille is prepared by an international chef and can be tailored to each guest’s needs and tastes. Guests dine when they want, where they want, alongside a specialized wine list specifically chosen for their quality. 

The Chief’s House - The Chief’s House  sleeps six in three double bedrooms. There is also a kitchen and dining room as well as a sitting room with an open fire. The outdoor deck has a plunge pool, and each bedroom has a private bathroom. The master bedroom also features a large outdoor bath set on the rocks for bathing under the stars.

The Sultan’s House - The Sultan’s House can sleep two to four guests, with one large double bedroom and a sitting area that can be converted into a second bedroom for children. The stone house features a thatched papyrus roof, fine plaster carvings, and lavish furniture.

The Colonel’s House - The Colonel’s House has two double bedrooms to sleep four guests, as well as sitting and dining rooms and a kitchen. Each bathroom has a sunken bath, and there is a plunge pool in the courtyard. 

The Eyrie - The Eyrie is perched at the top of a kopje and features one bedroom, a sitting and dining room with an open fire, and a kitchen. The circular bedroom features a huge round bed, and outside is a secluded outdoor double rock bath with spectacular views over the rugged hills.

  • Private day and night game drives as standard
  • Walking safaris
  • Camel trekking
  • Horse riding (chargeable extra and only for experienced riders)
  • Mountain and quad biking
  • Authentic community experiences
  • Unlimited spa treatments
  • Bird watching
  • Sundowners

Children of all ages are welcomed at Ol Lentille. There are no specific facilities for children, however babysitting can be arranged if parents need a bit of time to themselves.

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