Ololo Safari Lodge

Ololo Safari Lodge

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Overview

Ololo Safari Lodge is situated within eight hectares / 20 acres of lush, established gardens on the edge of the Nairobi National Park – the only park in the world that borders a capital city. It is located about 45 minutes from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, with ultra-convenient access through the national park. This means that you can be transferred from the airport straight to the lodge, starting your safari on the first day you land in Kenya.

Ololo was originally built as a traditional family farmhouse but has been beautifully converted into a lodge that showcases classic African style and warmth, and exudes homey hospitality. It seamlessly combines classic safari living with the full-service and comfort of a luxury hotel.

Enjoy uninterrupted views of Nairobi National Park from the comfort of the lodge’s spacious verandas. The surrounding gardens provide shelter for many of the 500 bird species of the national park, and four of the Big 5 members can frequently be spotted from Ololo’s main terrace (there are no elephants here).

You have easy access to Nairobi National Park via the lodge’s private footbridge over the Mbagathi River, or on afternoon and morning game drives. Ololo Safari Lodge takes great pride in its relaxed and welcoming style, as well as their fantastic meals prepared with fresh ingredients from its own ‘shambas’ (vegetable gardens).

Highlights

  • Located 45 minutes from the international airport with transfer access through Nairobi National Park
  • Warm, family-style hospitality with high standards of comfort
  • All rooms have Wi-Fi access and beautiful views of the national park or surrounding gardens
  • Guided game drives and nature walks in Nairobi National Park

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Activities

  • Bush dining
  • Day tours
  • Game drives
  • Sundowners
Ololo encompasses classic Kenyan hospitality in tranquil surroundings. One of our first choices for a Nairobi overnight and in fact we recommend two nights here to truly enjoy this lodge. Everything about Ololo will charm you from the surroundings, beautiful location to the smiling staff and romantic rooms.
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Rooms

Suite

The Terrace Room

Honeymooners will love this spacious suite with its traditional living area, open fireplace and colonial décor. French doors open to a private terrace with stunning views over the surrounding gardens and the national park – a tranquil space for a romantic dinner. The marble en suite bathroom features double vanities and a classic roll-top bathtub.

The Tower Room

This spacious and radiant suite offers guests some of the best views of Nairobi National Park and the famed Ngong Hills. Head up the spiral staircase on a clear day to catch a glimpse of Mount Kenya and Kilimanjaro from the private balcony at the top of the tower. The Tower Room is filled with hand-crafted furniture made in the farm’s workshop and illuminated with loads of natural light.

Cottage

This splendid 3-bedroom cottage is part of the stables building and used to be the old hay shed. It features two modern bathrooms, a well-equipped kitchen and spacious outdoor terrace. Modern furniture and light-filled interiors make it a lovely home-away-from-home for families or groups of up to six.

Stable Room

Once upon a time these stone-walled stables housed the farm’s horses but have now been beautifully renovated into seven individually decorated rooms. The charming Stable Rooms have queen-sized beds, mosquito nets, Wi-Fi access, private bathrooms, and terraces from which to spot the abundant birdlife and colourful butterflies attracted by the surrounding gardens.

Facilities

The main area of the lodge is a tastefully restored old farmhouse featuring a spacious living area with an open fireplace, a serene library, and a superb selection of fine wines from its stone cellar.

Ololo also has a separate lounge area for day guests, suitable for travellers who want to relax between scheduled flights. Day guests can freshen up in the lounge’s appointed bathrooms and showers, and use the lodge’s swimming pool and deck, restaurant and bar.

Dining

The lodge’s restaurant - The Kitchen at Ololo - prepares delicious meals with ingredients sourced straight from the farm’s shambas, like garden-fresh vegetables and free-range eggs. Bread, cakes and pastries are baked on the farm and meals are prepared according to seasonal ingredients. Guests can enjoy breakfasts, lunches and dinners at The Kitchen at Ololo with beautiful views of Nairobi National Park, or alfresco. Daily set menus are wonderfully complemented by fine wines from South Africa, France and Australia.

General facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Wi-fi available
  • Day room facilities
  • Bar
  • Swimming pool

Rates

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Dates Board Price
2017-12-16 — 2018-12-15 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $220
2018-12-16 — 2019-12-15 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $250

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
  • Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

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