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  • Location: Kenya, Laikipia
  • Type of Accommodation: Lodge
  • Comfort Level: Luxury

overview

Surrounded by green valleys and hills, The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille sits on the northern escarpment of Kenya's Laikipia Plateau. With its elegant, tasteful decor complementing the beauty of distant Mount Kenya and Ol Olokwe Mountain, this luxurious establishment makes for a comfortable and unique safari retreat.

Unwind on a lounger next to the large infinity swimming pool or retreat to the stately library where the rows of books create an ambience of peaceful seclusion. Embark on game drives, led by trained and knowledgeable Maasai guides, to spot the huge variety of wildlife - a list which includes the Big 5 - which populates the area. Guided walking safaris are also offered, and provide a unique way to discover the finer details of the environment. And after a long day, Visit Ol Lentille's exclusive spa, where professional therapists will perform revitalising treatments on your mind and body.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Travel and Leisure World Service Awards 500 - The World's Best Hotels 2010
  •  Andrew Harper Grand Award - 2011
  •  Best for Poverty Reduction - Virgin Responsible Tourism Award

highlights

  • Stunning location on the Laikipia Plateau
  • Exciting Big 5 game viewing experiences
  • Game drives, bush walks, horseback & camel safaris
  • Intimate & private with relaxing wellness treatments
  • Ground-breaking Maasai & Samburu community partnership
  • Fully inclusive safari experience

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Facilities

Sit back and relax with a good book from the library's shelves or converse with fellow guests under the stained glass dome.

Above the library is the viewing deck, a perfect place to enjoy a drink from the deck's bar as you sit around the fireplace. You can even check out the night sky with the GPS-controlled telescope.

To completely relax, first take a dip in the large infinity pool before settling down in one of the plush lounging 'pods' or poolside deck chairs.

Then it's time to rejuvenate your senses with a treatment at the Sanctuary's spa. The spa offers massages, aromatherapy and other beauty treatments, all conducted by trained professionals.

General Facilities

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    Spa
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    Swimming Pool
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    Beauty or wellness therapist
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    Laundry service
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    Wi-fi available
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    Bar
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    Library

Dining

The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille offers delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners prepared by an international chef and offered wherever and whenever you would like to eat.

Sip a glass of fine wine while admiring the awe-inspiring view across the Kenyan wilderness and enjoy candlelit dinners under the stars as friendly staff ensure your every need is catered for.

Room Description

The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille offers four individually designed villas, each representing a particular theme and complete with a dining room, sitting room and kitchen as well as a mixture of private courtyards, gardens, viewing decks and plunge pools.

The Sultan's House is a Lamu-style design with a huge thatched roof, fine plaster carvings and stunning furniture. The spacious double bedroom has a four-poster bed and en suite bathroom. There is a second bathroom for guests, and enough space for a child's bed.

Other Room Types

Reflecting contemporary Africa, the Chief's House combines modern interiors with the best of African art, fabrics and artefacts. There are three en suite double bedrooms and a dressing room as well as an outdoor bath for the master bedroom. The sitting room has a cosy fireplace and the outdoor deck has a private plunge pool.

Designed in a colonial/military-style, the Colonel's House is a blend of brass-bound furniture, oriental carpets, and a stunning Knole couch in front of a fireplace. The house has two double en suite bedrooms each with a separate shower and sunken bath. The courtyard offers opportunities for outdoor dining or cooling off in the private plunge pool.

The Eyrie is an en suite single bedroomed house set outrageously on the top of the lodge's rock kopje (small hill). Designed in a retro-style, the house is seductively furnished and features a large round bed in the circular bedroom. There is a private outdoor double rock bath with stunning views of the rugged hills in the distance.

Activities

  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Day tours
  • Fishing
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Helicopter flights
  • Horse-riding
  • Local village visits
  • Night drives
  • Quad-biking trails
  • Star-gazing
  • Bush dining
  • Kayaking
  • Picnics
 

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Lauren Johansson

Lauren Johansson

Africa Safari Expert

"Sensational position with a touch of magic! The views, service and experience will leave you in no doubt that this unique lodge is 5 star all the way. Sheer brilliance and pure luxury."

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