The Sultan’s House
The Sultan’s House brings the essence of Lamu, Zanzibar and the rest of the Swahili Coast, to the wilderness of the Ol Lentille Conservancy in Laikipia.
The house is built into massive stones with a soaring tightly-plaited papyrus roof. The exterior of the roof blends perfectly into the house’s rocky outer walls.
The property overlooks watering holes favoured by the elephants of Ol Lentille. The interior of the roof is a wonder of intricate craftsmanship. Architectural highlights are provided by lightly whitewashed boughs of African olive tree and delicate Swahili plaster carvings.
Spacious Living Room
The Sultan’s House has a 40 foot long living room. This is the perfect place for dining and relaxing.
The spacious entryway to the living room is a great place to eat breakfast. At night the room has a very special atmosphere, with subtle lighting providing the perfect ambience for romantic or family dinners.
Perfect for Couples or Families
While the house is primarily designed for couples, the living room can be converted to a children’s bedroom as it has its own shower room. Young people really like the funky shower design.
The bedroom is also very large and incorporates a mufraj – a circular low seating area surrounding a brass coffee table equipped with a sheesha pipe. You really could be at home with the Sultan here.
This bedroom has a hand-made four-poster bed draped in gossamer fabrics, and other beautifully carved furniture. The bed linens are of the finest Egyptian cotton.
At the far end of the bedroom is the stunningly decorated bathroom. The focal point here is undoubtedly the jade green hand-made bath – a real indulgence. There is also a shower and double hand basins in the same unique colour.
Meals Served by your Butler
The kitchen next to the living room is where your butler serves marvellous meals, prepared by our top chef. Don’t feel like eating at home? We’re happy to bring your food to the library, the pool or even the bush. The choice is yours.
While your butler is at your disposal for food and drink, it’s your Maasai guide who will tend to your more active needs.
There are plenty of ways to get around the 25,000 acre private conservancy. If you don’t feel like driving or walking when viewing some of the Kenyan wildlife, you can ride a quad bike, mountain bike, camel, or horse.
The Sultan’s House is Ol Lentille’s own piece of African magic. Make it your home.