The Sanctuary

Perched on the flanks of a wooded rock kopje, in the heart of our private conservation area, is The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille – a collection of four private, full-service, fully staffed Houses for the discerning few.

We are 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.

Our 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.

About The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille

A groundbreaking partnership between private investors, conservation tourism organizations, and the Maasai community balancing luxury travel and economic development with ambitious conservation and community development programmes. For a full description of this leading edge business and conservation model go to Conservation Tourism.

Your Own Place in the African Wilderness


24,000 acre private conservancy, 75km north west of Mt Kenya

Each house fully staffed and serviced with Butler, Valet, Guide (and safari vehicle), and Askari

Exceptional food by International Chef

“Horizon” swimming pool

Spa with luxury treatments

Library and viewing deck

Satellite broadband wi-fi

Houses may be rented individually or guests may hire the whole property (sleeps 14-16 people).