The essence of Ol Lentille is its deep relationship with the local Maasai community.
An exclusive safari lodge for discerning travellers and conservation enthusiasts
After building the lodge on community-owned land, Gill and John Elias, the founders, donated it to the local community and managed it under a long-term agreement. Over the years, several other Maasai and Samburu communities contributed land to the Ol Lentille conservancy, resulting in a total of 40,000 acres of protected land which has been returned to life and re-wilded, and can now be enjoyed exclusively by Ol Lentille guests.
Reasons To Visit Us
The essence of Ol lentille
Established in 2007, Ol Lentille is one of East Africa's most unique and exclusive safari lodges for its spectacular location and architecture, pioneering partnership with the local community and completely personalised service and activities.
40,000 acres of some of the most dramatic and otherworldly landscape in Africa. Infinite possibilities for walks, drives, sundowners etc. It’s the real African wilderness.
We are community-owned, which gives guests broad and authentic access to Maasai and Samburu culture.
Spacious private villa with dedicated game viewer, guide and house staff. With 40,000 acres for 4 villas, we have the lowest tourist densities. No other tourists in sight, ever.
Conservation & community
World-class hospitality fueled by sustainable tourism
Ol Lentille was established in 2007 with the vision to achieve ambitious conservation and community goals in the Laikipia region. Over the course of our journey, we have raised over 5 million dollars for reinvestments into schools, hospitals and wildlife conservation.
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Fully serviced, staffed, and individually curated to meet world-class standards, our four exclusive villas are ideal for couples, families, or groups of friends.
Arguably one of the most romantic hideouts in East Africa, Carissa features a luxurious circular bed, outdoor bathtub, and panoramic views.
An impressive double-storey villa featuring 2 bedrooms, a plunge pool, outdoor lounge areas and snow-capped views of Mount Kenya.
This spectacular 2-bedroom villa is built into the rock of the mountain and boasts views of an elephant watering hole.
Uncover the culture and wildlife of the Laikipia region
Individually themed villas catered to your travel needs
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“A truly unique experience. Tranquil and beautiful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay”
“We absolutely loved our stay here. The team is fantastic!! Thank you Ol Lentille”
“We had the most beautiful life changing experience. From the moment we arrived it was top notch. The customer experience was over the top. The staff is truly special. Thank you from our family”
“This stay and experience has been exceptional. Thank you so much for spoiling us and raising our expectation of any other place to stay!”
“Perfect experience. Loved our host and guide. Great food by David. The Environment and activities were amazing. We want to return and to support the community with you.”
"Everything here is beyond expectation. Love all the service. Staff is like family. Our kids didn’t want to leave. Ol Lentille is the best lodge in Kenya!”