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Our four stunning villa’s

The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille offers you a choice of four wonderfully luxurious full-service Country villa’s  each with its own Butler, Valet, Guide, and Askari.
Your Own Place in the African Wilderness.


The villa’s, designed by young Nairobi architect Lengai Croze with interiors by Chris Payne and Emma Campbell, each echo a Voice of Africa. They have been built by arguably East Africa’s finest creative builder, Mark Glen.

All our villa’s have an abundant mixture of unique courtyards, decks, gardens, and lawns. Some have plunge pools.

Each villa is located to ensure your privacy.

Food and wine

Great food tailored to your tastes served wherever and whenever you want by our Italian-trained Chef from the Kenya Coast. A specialized wine list of twelve great red and twelve great white wines from the southern hemisphere. “A gastronomic delight”.

All our breads, pasta, and ices are made here. Two of our breakfast specials have been met with great enthusiasm by our guests: Eggs Benedict and Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Salmon are real favourites.

There are no fixed meal times with us, you eat what you like, when you like (with notice we can cater to nearly all dietry requirements). Your meals are private (unless you want to join forces with other guests) and you always eat in different locations, a bush dinner is a must when you stay with us!

The menu changes daily, below is a sample menu


Poppy Seed Bread
Tossed Salad
Sweet Potato and Mango Salad with Passion Fruit Vinaigrette
Nicoise Salad
Chicken Tagine
Tree Tomato Sorbet

Afternoon Tea

Butter Shortbread


Smoked Salmon Crostini


Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Cannelloni
Apple Stuffed Quail
Roast Potatoes
Seasonal Vegetables
Lavender Pannacotta


Bedrooms in The Chief’s villa and Colonel’s villa can be equipped with either a king bed or with twin beds. Just let us know your preferences on reservation. The Eyrie has a top quality hand crafted sumptuously large, round and comfortable bed. The Sultan’s villa has a fabulous king-size four-poster. Bed linens at The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille are the finest high thread-count Egyptian cotton.

Bathrooms are provided with snowy white thick terry towel bathrobes and handmade natural herbal soaps, shampoo, and conditioner by Cinnabar Green.

The kitchens in our villa’s are modern and well equipped. Some guests will want the kitchen to be the domain of their Butler; others will want the pleasurable convenience of being able to help themselves to a midnight snack from the fridge. The choice is yours.

All our villa’s have study areas with a desk where creative writers may find inspiration from the magnificent vistas beyond the window.


Those who need to keep in touch with home or office need not be bound to the desk – the Reception Pavilion enjoys wireless access to the internet via satellite broadband. Just bring your laptop or wi-fi device. Or leave it at home and chill.

Each villa is equipped with its own Bluetooth speaker so you can stream your own music. There is also an iPad Mini loaded with music as well as Bird Guides and information about Ol Lentille.

Power and hot water are provided to you from the most modern solar systems. All bathrooms are equipped with special low-power hair dryers.