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

The Place

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.

Our People

We are community-owned, which gives guests broad and authentic access to Maasai and Samburu culture.

Your Privacy

Spacious private villa with dedicated safari vehicle, 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.



Fully serviced, staffed, and individually curated to meet world-class standards, our four exclusive villas are ideal for couples, families, or groups of friends.



Uncover the culture and wildlife of the Laikipia region



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“A truly unique experience. Tranquil and beautiful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay”

Family of 11 from USA
August 2023

“We absolutely loved our stay here. The team is fantastic!! Thank you Ol Lentille”

Family of 4 from Russia
July 2023

“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”

Family of 5 from USA
July 2023

“This stay and experience has been exceptional. Thank you so much for spoiling us and raising our expectation of any other place to stay!”

Honeymoon couple from USA
July 2023

“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.”

Couple from Australia
June 2023

"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!”

Family of 5 from Thailand
June 2023