Perched on the flanks of a wooded rock kopje, in the heart of the private conservation area, is The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille - a collection of four private, full-service, fully staffed Houses for the discerning few.
The sanctuary is situated at the community-owned Kijabe Group Ranch, on the far northern escarpment of the Laikipia Plateau with enormous views to the craggy peak of Mt Kenya, the Samburu sacred mountain Ol Olokwe, the Matthews Range and the Karisia Hills.
The private conservation area, known as The Ol Lentille Conservancy, is 24,000 acres of grassy hills and deep valleys, heavily wooded with many Acacia species and African olives. Its sandy laghas are bordered by great stands of fig and fever trees. It is named for Ol Lentille, a 1977m hill from the top of which (an easy scramble) an astonishing panorama unfolds. The Conservancy is home to the endangered African wild dog and Grevy's zebra, greater kudu, leopard, striped and spotted hyena, elephant, Burchell's zebra, and klipspringer.
Perched high up on a grassy hill overlooking deep, acacia-dotted valleys, The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille is a wonderful community project comprising four houses, each secluded and intimate, and each with its own staff including a Maasai guide, a vehicle, a butler, a valet and an askari (guard). For families with children, the services of a nanny can also be included.
The four guest houses are secluded from each other and are accessed by winding steps and gravelled pathways.
In addition to the four houses, the Sanctuary has a wonderful infinity pool with views stretching to the horizon, while nearby "pods" have been created for guests to escape into and while away the lazy afternoons with a good book or a snooze. There are also viewing platforms complete with GPS telescope ensure guests can enjoy the sights during both day and at night.
Each house has an horizon swimming pool that is perfect to dip into to cool down from the african sun. Relax in the spa with luxury treatments to treat yourself! Spend time in the library to learn about the local culture or catch up on your latest novel. Pass away some time on the viewing deck and have a look through the GPS telescope to see if you can see any wildlife hiding nearby. The lodge also has satellite broadband WiFi to keep you connected to friends and family.
Each house is fully staffed and serviced by a Butler, Valet, Guide (and safari vehicle)and a night watchman or Askari.
Children of all ages are welcomed at Ol Lentille and although there are no specific facilities for children, babysitting can be arranged if parents need a bit of time out to themselves.
For those who wish to explore the area, day and night game drives, walks, quad bikes, horse-riding, mountain-biking and even camel rides are on offer! The conservancy is home to kudu, leopard, hyena and klipspringer and occasionally the rare wild dog are spotted. The stunning surrounding landscapes offer rock climbing courses and jogging trails.
After your activities you can unwind at The Sanctuary's very own spa, with a variety of treatments including massage and reflexology, as well as beauty treatments. Then relax in the Sanctuary's very own library complete with a viewing deck and a telescope for all guests to use.
All the Houses at Ol Lentille have access to a spectacular horizon swimming pool with lounging "pods" and the Library where you may read, write, relax, or chat with fellow guests and hosts. Atop the Library is the viewing deck, which has an open fire, a bar and a GPS-controlled telescope to bring the heavens even closer. As well, great food is tailored to your tastes served wherever and whenever you want by our Chef.
The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille - your own private paradise in the bush.