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The Colonel’s House

Sleeps 4

The Colonel’s House offers spectacular views in every direction. Highlights include the snow-capped rugged peaks of Mount Kenya, and the nearby elephant watering hole. Seeing these majestic animals stopping for a drink is a truly unique experience and is just one of the many amazing sights to behold in Ol Lentille’s 25,000 acre private wildlife reserve.

Stunning Decor

This house features stunning campaign style décor. You’ll feel like you’re truly in the bush home of a well-traveled military man. With brass-bound furniture, oriental carpets, and a beautiful Knole sofa in front of an open fire, you feel a connection with a bygone era of comfort and style.

Luxury Safari Holiday Home

The Colonel’s House is built on two floors. There are two bedrooms on the upper floor – you can choose king or twin beds. Both are luxuriously comfy with delightfully soft bedding. Each of the bedrooms has a private terrace, accessed through double glass doors. They also feature dressing rooms, sunken baths, and a roofless shower room. In the passageway between the bedrooms there’s a fine example of hand-made Kitengela stained glass. A sweeping staircase leads to the sitting room – a great space for pre-dinner drinks and after-dinner storytelling. The dining room is decorated with antique maps and is right next to the plunge-pool courtyard.

Perfect Food in the African Bush

 The Colonel’s House has a modern kitchen, where your personal butler is usually found. He’ll bring you your meals, but you’re welcome to help yourself to snacks and cool drinks whenever you like. Our top chef makes great food from the freshest ingredients. All our pasta, bread and ices are made from scratch at the lodge. You’re not restricted to taking meals at your house. We recommend poolside dining or lunch at the watering hole viewing deck. Why not combine a riverside picnic with a camel excursion?

A Private Safari

As guests of the Colonel’s House, your personal Maasai guide will help you get to know the stunning wilderness, with its abundance of plants, birds, and animals. He can answer any question about the Maasai culture and is an expert on the ‘small stuff’ too – insects, beetles, butterflies and moths. To make getting about easier, you can enjoy exclusive use of a 4×4 safari vehicle. The Colonel’s House is a marvellous holiday home for two couples or a family. Want to find out more? We’d love to hear from you.